76ers end search, name DiLeo general manager

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia 76ers have named Tony DiLeo general manager.

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.

DiLeo is entering his 23rd season with the Sixers and was named Friday the 12th GM in franchise history.

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.

Philadelphia advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals last year.