76ers weigh firing Colangelo over 'burner' Twitter accounts

76ers weigh firing Colangelo over 'burner' Twitter accounts

76ers weigh firing Colangelo over 'burner' Twitter accounts

Why it's him: Much of the tweets are used to defend Bryan Colangelo, and perhaps Jerry wanted to stand up for his son, who he hired to the Sixers in the first place when the National Basketball Association pushed Sam Hinkie out.

Todd interviewed non-Sixers players about this social media fiasco and a heavy dose of them said "I wouldn't trust him", while agents have had a different take on the situation, with one saying it "would not affect personal dealings with Bryan, because I would base it off past dealings in which he's been a straight shooter".

If she was behind the burner accounts, then who gave her the information?

A 76ers fan account discovered an intriguing twist that could possibly link Colangelo's wife's phone number to three of the burner accounts in the report.

According to the ESPN report, ownership is considering dismissing Colangelo even as the internal probe into the use of anonymous Twitter accounts - or burner accounts - focuses on Colangelo's wife. In addition, a league source told Pompey that Colangelo was visably shaken when the report broke while he was attending the workout in Los Angeles. Colangelo was not at those workouts the last two days. Throughout the investigation, ownership has shown little inclination to separate Colangelo's potential culpability with that of a close associate or family member.

Sixers all-star center Joel Embiid did, however, tweet Wednesday morning, "Fun night on Twitter lmao".

The Sixers have hired an outside law firm out of NY to handle the investigation.

"Well, for the league there is always that balance of speed and doing things in a deliberate and appropriate way", Silver said.

The start of the NBA Finals could have played a factor in Philadelphia's timetable, according to sources. He said in a statement that he used one of the accounts to monitor the National Basketball Association industry and other current events, but that he was "not familiar with any of the other accounts" brought to his attention and that he didn't know who was "behind them or what their motives may be in using them". "He called me just to deny the story". Per Wojnarowski and Lowe, Colangelo has had talks with the organization regarding the possibility that his wife, Barbara Bottini, controlled the accounts.

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