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Tony DiLeo, General Manager

On September 21, 2012, Tony DiLeo was promoted from his former position of Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations (a position he had held since September of 2003) to General Manager. From 1999 to 2003, he served as the team'’s Director of Player Personnel.

DiLeo joined the organization in 1990.

During the 2008-09 season, DiLeo stepped in as head coach following the Sixers 9-14 start and guided the team to a 32-27 mark the rest of the way. Of the eight teams which changed coaches during that season, the Sixers were the only one to make the playoffs.

DiLeo assists President of Basketball Operations Rod Thorn with player procurement through his evaluation of amateur and professional talent and supervises the team’s draft which in recent years has produced the likes of Andre Iguodala, Lou Williams, Thaddeus Young, Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner. In addition, DiLeo was instrumental in drafting Allen Iverson and surrounding the future hall-of-famer with the talented roster which produced 56 wins in 2000-01 and captured the Eastern Conference Championship.

Prior to joining the Sixers in 1990-91, DiLeo built his extensive international experience through 10 years of playing and coaching in West Germany. He coached both men’s and women’s teams during that span, winning nine nationals titles in the country’s top division. DiLeo also served as the West German Federation National Coach from 1981 though 1985 and was named the country’s coach of the year in 1987.

In 1984, DiLeo wrote and published the European Basketball Handbook, a guide designed to help acclimate Americans playing overseas. He also has written a manual on rule differences among international basketball, the NBA and the NCAA.

A star at Cinnaminson (N.J.) High School, DiLeo went on to play at LaSalle University. As a junior at La Salle, he was a first team Academic All-American and graduated maxima cum laude from the School of Business.

He and his wife, Anna, and sons, T.J. and Max, live in South Jersey.