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Amber Nichols named GM of Washington’s G-League team, second woman in role

NBA: NOV 03 G-League - Swarm at Go-Go

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 03: Capital City Go-Go logo on display during an NBA G League match between the Capital City Go-Go and Greensboro Swarm on November 03, 2018, at St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, DC. (Photo by Daniel Kucin Jr./Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON — Amber Nichols is the NBA G League’s second female general manager after the Washington Wizards promoted her to that job with the Capital City Go-Go on Friday.

Nichols, who played four years of college basketball at Richmond, has been with the Go-Go since the team’s inception. She managed its logistics the past two seasons and has worked with the Wizards’ front office during NBA and G League drafts and scouting events.

“Couldn’t be prouder. Amber deserves it,” Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard said on a video conference call. “She originally came to the Wizards as an intern; worked her way up.”

Nichols joins Tori Miller of the College Park Skyhawks as women serving as GMs in the G League. Miller became the first in July when the Atlanta Hawks put her in charge of its affiliate.

The G League season is expected to start next month in Florida with 18 teams participating. The Wizards are not sending their G League team to the bubble but Nichols will accompany some players who will participate with the Erie BayHawks, New Orleans’ affiliate.