A person familiar with the decision says the Philadelphia 76ers have named Tony DiLeo general manager.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement was not yet made Friday.
DiLeo will work alongside team president Rod Thorn. Thorn has only one year left on his contract. Thorn has a provision in his contract that will allow him to become a consultant after his contract expires.
The Sixers spent the summer interviewing several candidates for the job. They decided to go with DiLeo, who has had several titles with the team for more than 20 years. He was their interim head coach in 2009 and led the Sixers to the playoffs.
DiLeo had been working as senior vice president and assistant general manager.
DiLeo, a New Jersey native who played at La Salle, also played and coached in West Germany for 10 seasons before joining the Sixers in 1990-91. He had a brief stint as an assistant in the early `90s, and took over as interim coach in December 2008 after Mau...