Bryan Colangelo resigned as the 76ers’ GM after he was accused of using fake Twitter accounts.
After Bryan Colangelo resigned as general manager of the 76ers on Thursday, other GMs around the league are looking to fill the vacancy, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
During an appearance on SportsCenter, Wojnarowski revealed that the opening in the Sixers organization is now a coveted postion.
“What I heard around the league today were a lot of very good general managers in a lot of very good jobs [were] kind of looking at their contracts and hitting their agents going, ‘Is there a way I could get out to get involved in that?’ ” Wojnarowski said. “Everybody wants the Sixers job.”
Colangelo and the 76ers agreed to part ways after allegations broke last week that he used five fake Twitter accounts to criticize players like Joel Embiid, disclose sensitive information and share team strategy.
The Sixers retained the service of Paul/Weiss to investigate the accounts linked to Colangelo and also probed whether Colangelo’s wife Barbara could be involved. The law firm was able to connect the accounts to Colangelo’s wife and she admitted to establishing and operating the account.
In a statement he released on Thursday, Colangelo said he had no knowledge of his wife’s activity.
Wojnarowski also reported that there are “very few people inside or outside of the Sixers organization” that don’t believe Colangelo was aware of the burner accounts.
76ers coach Brett Brown was not the first choice for Bryan and his father, Jerry, who serves as a special advisor to the team, reports Wojnarowski. Brown was hired in 2013 under former GM Sam Hinkie. The Colangelos preferred Mike D’Antoni, who served as one of Brown’s assistants for one season before being hired by the Rockets in 2016.