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Capital City Go-Go name Amber Nichols as their new General Manager

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She is the second woman to be a General Manager of a G-League affiliate.

Amber Nichols is now the Capital City Go-Go’s GM.
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On Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that Amber Nichols was named the Capital City Go-Go’s General Manager. She was previously the team’s assistant GM and replaces Pops Mensah-Bonsu, who left to pursue other opportunities.

The move makes Nichols the second female GM of a G-League team. The first was Tori Miller of the CP Skyhawks, the Atlanta Hawks’ affiliate.

Nichols has been a rising star in the G-League ranks where she was part of the Go-Go’s front office since their first season in 2018-19. She was also an intern for the Wizards and Sacramento Kings. Nichols played college basketball at the University of Richmond from 2010-14.

Nichols also has a family connection with a famous recent Wizards player. John Wall is her cousin and they played basketball as children on a “basket nailed to a tree,” according to an interview she gave in 2010 when she was in high school and during Wall’s college season at Kentucky.

The Go-Go is not participating in the 2021 G-League season which will be in a bubble this season. Players however are in a flex arrangement to play for the Erie BayHawks, the affiliate of the New Orleans Pelicans. The G League will begin play in February at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla.

Congratulations to GM Nichols for the promotion!