Milton Lee, a man who has an utmost passion for basketball, was recently named the new General Manager for Minor League Operations for the New Jersey Nets. Lee is not only the first Korean to take on this position, but his experience as the team’s director of basketball operations prior to becoming a general manager also makes him perfect for the role. In a recent press release, General Manager Billy King said that he is confident that Lee will do a great job: “He has a strong history with young players and his experience with the Nets basketball operations department will allow for a seamless integration of philosophies between the two teams.”
Even before Lee started working with the Nets, he had his own basketball services company where he successfully worked with many NBA teams and players. He was a skills coach to many of these athletes and was even an assistant coach for the Clippers in 2008 and 2009.
As General Manager, Lee will take on several tasks, including overseeing the operations of the Nets’ D League affiliate the Springfield Armor, choosing the head coach and staff, and organizing the list of players for the season. Milton Lee has a lot of work cut out for him, but no one is doubting his potential to be excellent.