Montreal's CEBL team names two-time NBA champ Joel Anthony as first GM

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MONTREAL — Two-time NBA champion Joel Anthony has been named general manager of the Montreal Alliance.

The 10-year NBA veteran from Montreal won championships with the Miami Heat in 2012 and '13. He then played for Boston, Detroit and San Antonio before playing his final two seasons of pro basketball in Argentina, retiring following the 2018-19 campaign.

"It means a lot to me to have the opportunity to come back home and be part of the growth of basketball in my community," Anthony said Wednesday in a release. "I am looking forward to bringing a great experience for our fans, staff and players to enjoy."

Montreal tips off in the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) in May 2022 at Verdun Auditorium. The CEBL has since announced two more franchises, the Scarborough Shooting Stars and Newfoundland Growlers, as the ninth and 10th teams.

Anthony was also a mainstay on Canada's national team from 2006 until 2019, helping the Canadians qualify for the 2019 World Cup.

He spent the last two seasons as player development consultant with the CEBL’s Hamilton Honey Badgers.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 8, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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