NBA 2020-21: 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. She becomes NBA G League’s 2nd female GM
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.
The Washington Wizards have promoted Amber Nichols to general manager of their G League affiliate, the Capital City Go-Go.
She joins Tori Miller, GM of the Atlanta Hawks affiliate, the CP Skyhawks, as the only two woman to serve as GM’s in the G league.
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“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 a woman 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.