In a press release, the Delaware Blue Coats made it official and announced they have hired Jameer Nelson. Nelson, a 14 -year NBA veteran who is originally from Chester Pa, will serve as Assistant General Manager for the 76ers G-League affiliated team. Nelson will also serve as a scout for the 76ers.
Matt Lilly, the Blue Coats General Manager, talked about the addition of Nelson in a statement today:
“We are thrilled to welcome Jameer Nelson to the organization as he takes the next step in his storied basketball career,” Lilly said. “Jameer is a natural fit given his tremendous playing career, deep industry relationships and strong connection to our communities on and off the court. I am eager to work with him as we continue to grow our program in Delaware.”– Blue Coats GM Matt Lilly
Nelson had this to say about his new role in the NBA:
“I can’t wait to get started. I am energized by the chance to help shape this organization’s future,” Nelson said. “I want to thank the 76ers and Blue Coats for the opportunity, and I look forward to using what I learned during my playing career to identify and elevate talent within our program.”– Jameer Nelson