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76ers considering dismissing Bryan Colangelo

02 June 2018

Yesterday, embattled Philadelphia 76ers president Bryan Colangelo denied that he was operating a slew of anonymous Twitter accounts that slammed 76ers players and defended his sartorial choices.

Colangelo acknowledged using one of the Twitter handles reported by The Ringer, @phila1234567, which didn't have an account name.

"The probe hasn't been completed - and a final decision has yet to be rendered - but the fallout a report by The Ringer that connected Twitter accounts unleashing privileged information and provocative attacks surrounding the Sixers has left ownership flushed with embarrassment and anger - and Colangelo fighting for his professional life, league sources said", the report states.

Sources said Sixers employees are preparing for a possible dismissal of Colangelo, even if it is revealed that a family member used the "burner" accounts and not him.

Ownership's main fear is that the Colangelo scandal has hurt his credibility inside and outside the franchise and could affect free agency when LeBron James and Paul George are expected to hit the market, ESPN reported.

Bryan Colangelo and his wife may soon have more time to discuss exactly what the other has been doing lately on Twitter.

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The discovery of these Disqus comments is the latest turn in an endlessly freaky saga that began Tuesday night when The Ringer presented compelling evidence that five burner Twitter accounts, some of which had tweeted sensitive information, all were linked to Colangelo.

He has surrendered his cellphone to the law firm as part of the investigation. This account, unlike the other four, did not actively tweet. Per Wojnarowski and Lowe, Colangelo has had talks with the organization regarding the possibility that his wife, Barbara Bottini, controlled the accounts.

When news of the accounts came out, Colangelo and Embiid reportedly spoke.

The 52-year-old told Yahoo Sports that he believes there's someone "out to get him".

"The notion here was, let's find out what's going on", Silver said. "If true though, that would be really bad". "You have to separate sort of the chatter and sort of what either fans or, frankly, the media are saying from the facts. And the first thing we have to do here is determine what the actual facts are, in this circumstance", said Silver.