Bryan Colangelo resigns as president of the Philadelphia 76ers.
Bryan Colangelo has resigned as president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers, first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. This comes a week after reports that Colangelo was using five different Twitter accounts to bash Sixers players, front office and leaking out everything that was going on behind the scenes. Colangelo denied the reports and claim that his wife Barbara Bottini was behind the accounts. Now head coach Brett Brown will oversee basketball operations in interim basis until the team finds a new general manager.
Bryan Colangelo was hired by the 76ers in April of 2016 while his farther Jerry Colangelo resigned as the team’s chairman. Bryan drafted both Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz and had a slogan of telling a Sixers fans to trust the process. Colangelo has also served as general manager of the Phoenix Suns from 1995-2006, and served as the general manager of the Toronto Raptors from 2006-2013. Colangelo won executive of the year three times over this years. The Sixers made the playoffs this season going 52-30 finishing as third in the east and losing to the Boston Celtics in five games in the semi’s.
But now after resigning as president and GM following a Twitter scandal, Bryan Colangelo may never get another job as executive again. The Sixers have no clue if Colangelo was behind the Twitter accounts but they launched an investigation last week and all week considered firing Colangelo. This lesson here is don’t Tweet or use any social media accounts when working for an organization or a particular brand and attacking follow players and employees working for that same brand.
The Sixers now will have to find a replacement and names such as former Cavs general manager David Griffin have came up but what has happened now with Bryan Colangelo is something that any team and the NBA cannot allow to happen again and Bryan Colangelo whether he did It or his wife did It, he needed to go and now the Sixers front office must move on from this.