The restructuring of the Washington Wizards’ front office has led to Albuquerque native Tommy Sheppard earning the role of general manager.
The organization removed the interim tag from Sheppard’s title Friday, making him the 12th general manager in franchise history. He is a 1986 graduate of St. Pius, where he was a football and basketball player, who went on to New Mexico State and walked on the football team. NMSU media guides list him as a 1988 letter-winner. Other references say he played three seasons for the Aggies.
Sheppard will be entering his 17th season with the Wizards and 26th overall in the NBA. Previous to his time in Washington, he had worked with the Denver Nuggets.