Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Elton Brand announced today promotions and staff additions for the team’s basketball operations department ahead of the 2019-2020 NBA season.
Included in the announcement were the following promotions for the Delaware Blue Coats:
Matt Lilly has been promoted to General Manager, Delaware Blue Coats, after serving last season as Interim General Manager. In this role, Lilly will continue to oversee Blue Coats basketball operations, working closely with the 76ers to ensure a strong relationship between the NBA team and its G League affiliate. Lilly originally joined the 76ers organization prior to the start of the 2015-16 season and has held several roles at the G League level. In his four-year tenure, Lilly has played a key role in the team’s rebrand, move to Wilmington and the opening of 76ers Fieldhouse. Prior to joining Delaware, Lilly spent two seasons with the G League’s Erie franchise, serving first as an intern before being promoted to Video Coordinator/Director of Basketball Operations and Analytics. Lilly holds a bachelor’s degree in sport management from Towson University.
Ruben Boumtje Boumtje, who originally joined the 76ers in 2018 as a Technical Scout, has been promoted to Assistant General Manager of the Delaware Blue Coats. Boumtje Boumjte will support General Manager Matt Lilly in helping lead the front office of the 76ers G League affiliate. A native of Cameroon, he played 10 years of professional basketball, including three in the NBA. Originally selected with the No. 50 overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft, Boumtje Boumtje spent three seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers (2001-04), before continuing his career in Greece and Germany. Prior to joining the 76ers, he worked as a Data Scientist and Strategy Consultant for Siemens from 2015-18. A graduate of Georgetown University, Boumtje Boumtje holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s in applied mathematics and statistics from the school.
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