Bryan Colangelo now has a lot of time on his hands to buy some new collars.
Colangelo resigned as the Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations on Thursday, with Brett Brown being named the interim fill-in.
The resignation comes more than a week after The Ringer’s Ben Detrick published a report that speculated Colangelo ran five burner accounts on Twitter, which included detailed information about the team including Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid, Markelle Fultz and Nerlens Noel. It has since been found that Colangelo’s wife Barbara was responsible for the Twitter accounts.
Here was Harris’ opening statement from a joint press conference between he and Brown on Thursday.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) June 7, 2018
Harris discussed the possibility of Sam Hinkie returning to the Sixers. He didn’t say no!
Josh Harris, 76ers Managing Partner was asked about the possibility of Sam Hinkie returning.
He gave an interesting response. pic.twitter.com/YsH44yffTZ
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) June 7, 2018
Brown explained that he has reached out to the players since the Colangelo news broke.
Video thread from the Sixers press conference with Josh Harris and Brett Brown.
First up, Brown says he’s reached out to his players about this ordeal pic.twitter.com/pmBSnhOFbc
— Dennis Chambers (@DennisChambers_) June 7, 2018
Parting ways with Colangelo was obviously the right move. It just wasn’t possible for the organization to function properly with all the trust now gone. Heading into one of the most important offseasons in recent Sixers memory, finding a new GM will be first of the docket.
Then maybe they can land one of those big fish this summer.