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Sixers let go significant number of employees, including Scott Rego

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The Sixers let go a significant number of employees Friday, a source confirmed to NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Among the employees departing the team were senior director of equipment operations Scott Rego, Delaware Blue Coats general manager Matt Lilly, Blue Coats head strength and conditioning coach Craig Whitworth-Turner and Sixers scout Rod Baker.

A source told NBC Sports Philadelphia Saturday that 13 employees left the organization. As Tom West of Liberty Ballers reported, several employees have accepted new roles with other teams.

Several roles will be backfilled or replaced with new hires as the the Sixers make changes under a new regime that includes president of basketball operations Daryl Morey and head coach Doc Rivers, a source said.

The Inquirer’s Keith Pompey first reported the departures. 

Rego was a beloved member of the organization who first joined the team in the late 1980s. He formed relationships with generations of players during his time with the Sixers. 

Lilly was named interim GM of the Blue Coats in October of 2018 after the Sixers hired Elton Brand as general manager. The team removed his interim tag about a year later. Lilly helped assemble a roster that went to the G League Finals this past season, led by G League MVP Paul Reed.

 

Baker, a Philadelphia native, served as head coach of the team then known as the Delaware 87ers before moving to a scouting role. He had extensive college coaching experience before entering the professional ranks.

The Sixers are expected to announce their finalized basketball operations staff next month.

Tad Brown officially took over as the team’s CEO on Aug. 3, assuming a position once held by Scott O’Neil, who resigned in June.

Manager partner Josh Harris and co-managing partner David Blitzer remain at the top of the organization.

*This story has been corrected to indicate 13 employees left the Sixers organization and updated with new information. An earlier version cited an Inquirer report that "around 17" employees departed.