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Joel Embiid took shot at Bryan Colangelo during media day

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It is safe to say that Joel Embiid prefers his team’s current general manager situation to that of years past.

At media day on Monday, the Philadelphia 76ers center praised current GM Elton Brand while also taking a shot at Brand’s predecessor Bryan Colangelo. Embiid gave credit to Brand for creating a relationship where they could trust one another while adding that “with the past GM, it wasn’t all that,” per Derek Bodner of The Athletic.

Brand, himself a former player at Embiid’s position, was promoted to general manager last year after serving as a player development consultant for the Sixers and later as GM of their G League affiliate. Colangelo, meanwhile, resigned in disgrace at the end of the 2017-18 season after being linked to a Twitter account that had posted disparaging tweets about several Sixers.

The two-time All-Star Embiid, who was one of the many targets of those tweets, said at the time that the criticisms were “hurtful,” so it is obvious that he enjoys a much healthier relationship with his general manager now.


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