Philadelphia 76ers reportedly hire former NBA journeyman as a scout, assistant GM for G-League team

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The former NBA point guard Jameer Nelson will make the transition to a front office role for the Philadelphia 76ers, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark.

The former NBA journeyman returns to his hometown as a scout and assistant GM for the Sixers’ G-League team, the Delaware Blue Coats.

Nelson was selected in the first round (20th overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets and was sent to the Orlando Magic via trade during the Draft night.

He spent 10 seasons in Orlando. In his lone All-Star season, Nelson averaged a career-high 16.7 points with the Magic, being an important part of Orlando’s squad that appeared in the 2010 NBA Finals.

Then, Nelson became an NBA journeyman playing in several teams including Dallas, Boston, Denver, New Orleans and Detroit.