Delaware Blue Coats names Matt Lilly as interim general manager

The Delaware Blue Coats has named Matt Lilly as the team’s interim general manager. Lilly previously served as the team’s director of basketball operations and scouting.

The promotion follows the appointment of former Blue Coats General Manager Elton Brand’s to general manager of the 76ers.

“I’m very excited for Matt as he assumes the role of interim general manager for the Delaware Blue Coats,” Brand said. “He is a bright, young basketball mind that I worked closely with during my time in Delaware and I’m thrilled that he’s earned this opportunity. Matt is a well-respected and established member of our organization and I know that he will grow the culture of both the 76ers and Blue Coats.”

Lilly first joined the Delaware organization in 2015. Last season, he managed the team’s day-to-day operations and directly supported Brand with scouting input and roster management. With an emphasis on player development, Lilly has seen six players earn NBA call-ups during his Delaware tenure.

As general manager, among his biggest jobs will be overseeing the opening of the all-new 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to serve as interim general manager of the Delaware Blue Coats,” Lilly said. “I especially want to thank Elton Brand and his staff for their support. Elton’s been an incredible mentor to me, and his professionalism and ability to lead have been truly impactful on my career. Being able to interact daily with someone with his perspective, as a former player, has been invaluable to me. With a new head coach in Connor Johnson and a new home at 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington, it’s an exciting time for the Blue Coats. I look forward to growing our program both on the court and in the community.”

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