76ers Name Shue General Manager

From Associated Press

Former Clipper coach Gene Shue returned to the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday, this time as general manager.

Shue, 58, succeeds John Nash, who became general manager of the Washington Bullets. Terms of Shue's two-year contract were not disclosed.

Owner Harold Katz also announced that Bob Weinhauer has been promoted from director of player personnel and chief scout to assistant general manager.

Katz made it clear that he will continue to make final decisions in all aspects of the club's operations.

"Gene's job will be to filter all information to the group so we can make decisions," Katz said. Shue coached the clippers in 1978-80 and 1987-89.

Shue, the fourth-winningest head coach in NBA history with 784 victories in 23 seasons, has been out of the game for about a year. He broke into the league as a player for Philadelphia and later coached the team.

Most recently, he was vice president of a mortgage business and worked for a bank, both in California. He also worked as an analyst for ESPN on Continental Basketball Assn. games.

Shue said he applied for the 76ers job in an effort to continue his basketball career. He said he was through as a coach and wanted a front office position.

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