76ers release statement announcing resignation of Bryan Colangelo
The Philadelphia 76ers have decided to part ways with general manager Bryan Colangelo.
The Sixers released a statement on Thursday announcing that Colangelo has resigned, though he was almost certainly pushed out in the wake of an investigation into his alleged Twitter activity. The team did not come out and say that Colangelo was found to be responsible for the tweets but instead noted that Colangelo realizes the “detrimental impact” the situation has had on the organization.
Statement from 76ers Managing Partner Josh Harris: pic.twitter.com/eCmz42FD7P
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) June 7, 2018
As the statement said, head coach Brett Brown will take over Philly’s basketball operations department on an interim basis.
Colangelo was accused in a bombshell report of operating several burner Twitter accounts. He supposedly used the accounts to criticize his own players and disclose private information, though he has insisted that he had no knowledge of the tweets. There have been some reports linking the accounts to Colangelo’s wife.
Whether he was directly responsible for the social media accounts or not, Colangelo may have a difficult time finding work with another organization. His reputation will be forever tarnished by the embarrassing situation.