|Full name||Elton Tyron Brand|
|birthday||11th March 1979 (age 41)|
|place of birth||Peekskill , New York , United States|
|position||Power Forward / Center|
|High school||Peekskill, New York|
|NBA draft||1999 , 1st pick, Chicago Bulls|
|Clubs as active|
|1999–2001 Chicago Bulls 2001–2008 Los Angeles Clippers 2008–2012 Philadelphia 76ers 2012–2013 Dallas Mavericks 2013–2015 Atlanta Hawks 2016 Philadelphia 76ers
|1999-2006||United States||43 games|
Elton Tyron Brand (born March 11, 1979 in Peekskill , New York ) is a retired American basketball player who was active in the NBA from 1999 to 2016 . He is currently under contract as General Manager with the Philadelphia 76ers .
He began his professional career in 1999 with the Chicago Bulls , who had selected him in the NBA draft , and then played for the Los Angeles Clippers and the Philadelphia 76ers, among others . At the end of his debut season in the US professional league, he won the Rookie of the Year award . Later in his career, Brand was twice NBA All-Star .
Brand played college basketball at Duke University for two years prior to his NBA career . Under the guidance of Mike Krzyzewski , he reached the final of the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship with the Duke Blue Devils in 1999 , in which, however, the huskies of the University of Connecticut could prevail.
In the following NBA draft in 1999 , he was first recruited by the Chicago Bulls . At the end of his first NBA season he was named NBA Rookie of the Year together with Steve Francis and was appointed to the NBA All-Rookie First Team . Brand put on strong values in a weak Bull team and finished his first year with 20.1 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.
After another season with the Bulls, he was transferred to the Los Angeles Clippers in the summer of 2001 in exchange for Brian Skinner and the draft rights for Tyson Chandler . With this change, an upswing began for the Clippers, which until then had mostly had the worst seasonal results at the end of the season. Among other things, they managed to move into the semifinals of the Western Conference in the 2005/06 season , which, however, was lost 3–4 against the Phoenix Suns . Brand had his best season with 24.7 points per game and was considered one of the best power forwards in the league during this time.
After he was able to complete only 8 games in the 2007/08 season due to an Achilles heel injury , he moved to the Philadelphia 76ers in the summer of 2008 , where he signed a five-year contract. Until he moved to Philadelphia, Brand was a player who put up 20 points and 10 rebounds on average. With the 76ers, he could not meet this expectation. Therefore, the 76ers took advantage of the 2011/12 season , the amnesty clause in order to separate from fire.
In the subsequent competition for Brand, the Dallas Mavericks were finally able to prevail, who signed him for a year. With the Mavericks, he missed the play-offs after a sobering season 2012/13 . After his contract expired, Brand moved to the Atlanta Hawks in the summer of 2013 , where he came off the bench as a substitute for two years.
Brand himself has very good personal statistics, so far he has scored an average of over 16 points per game in over 1000 appearances in the NBA and secured an average of nine rebounds (best 10). In 2002 and 2006 he was appointed to the NBA All-Star Team of the Western Conference . In 2006, Brand was also awarded the NBA Sportsmanship Award for fair sporting behavior and was elected to the All-NBA Second Team .
On August 11, 2015, Brand announced his retirement from professional basketball after 16 years. In January 2016, he surprisingly announced his return to the NBA and signed a contract with the Philadelphia 76ers . On October 20, 2016, Brand announced his second and final resignation after 17 seasons in the NBA.
Brand was part of the roster of the US basketball team , which took part in the 2006 World Cup in Japan and came in third place there (which is disappointing for the USA's own claims).
Brand was the General Manager of the Delaware 87ers in the G-League from August 2017 . On September 20, 2018, he was introduced as the new general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers.
NBA Rookie of the Year (2000)
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (2000)
- NBA All-Star (2002, 2006)
- All-NBA Second Team (2006)
- NBA Sportsmanship Award (2006)
- Elton Brand on the Internet Movie Database . On: IMDB website; Seattle, WA, 1990-2018. Retrieved September 21, 2018 (in English).
- Elton Brand on: NBA website; New York, NY, 2018. Retrieved September 21, 2018 (in English).
- Elton Brand at: Basketball Reference website; Philadelphia, PA, 2000-2018. Retrieved September 21, 2018 (in English).
- ^ NN: All-Time USA Basketball Men's Roster // B. ( Memento January 6, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Archived from USA Basketball website; Colorado Springs, CO, undated before 2010. Retrieved February 26, 2019 (in English).
- ↑ Mark Lennihan (AP): Bulls trade Brand to Clippers. On: USA Today website; MacLean, VA, June 28, 2001. Retrieved September 21, 2018 (in English).
- ^ NN: 76ers Sign Two-time NBA All-star Elton Brand. On: NBA website; New York, NY July 9, 2008. Retrieved September 21, 2018 (in English).
- ↑ NN: 76ers use amnesty clause on Brand. On: Fox Sports website; New York, NY June 6, 2012. Retrieved September 21, 2018 (in English).
- ↑ Mark Stein: Mavericks claim Elton Brand. On: ESPN website; Burbank, CA, July 14, 2016. Retrieved September 21, 2018 (in English).
- ^ NN: Hawks sign Forward / Center Elton Brand. On: NBA website; New York, NY July 15, 2012. Retrieved September 21, 2018 (in English).
- ↑ NN: Schröder's colleague ends his career. Elton Brand of the Atlanta Hawks retires after 16 years in the NBA. On: Sport1 website; Ismaning, August 12, 2015. Retrieved September 21, 2018 (in English).
- ^ NN: Sixers Sign Forward Elton Brand. On: NBA website; New York, NY January 4, 2016. Retrieved September 21, 2018 (in English).
- ^ Keith Pompey: Sixers' Elton Brand retires after 17 seasons. On: The Inquirer website; Philadelphia, PA, October 20, 2016. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
- ↑ Kurt Helin: Former All-Star Elton Brand now GM of Sixers' G-League team. On: NBC Sports website; New York, NY August 28, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2018 (in English).
- ↑ Kevin Arnovitz: ESPN: Sixers introduce new general manager Elton Brand. On: ESPN website; Burbank, CA, September 21, 2018. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Brand, Elton Tyron (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American basketball player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 11, 1979|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Peekskill , USA|