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Wizards appoint Amber Nichols as NBA G League's 2nd female GM

Amber 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.

Tori Miller of College Park Skyhawks was 1st woman to break barrier in July

Amber Nichols, above, becomes the second female general manager in the NBA G League after the Washington Wizards promoted her to the role with the Capital City Go-Go on Friday. (@CapitalCityGoGo/Twitter)

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.

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.

"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 women 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.

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