Adam Silver reacts to Bryan Colangelo’s resignation
NBA commissioner Adam Silver has finally voiced his opinion on the Twitter saga involving now-former Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo. According to Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe, Silver is sympathetic to Colangelo, who has already parted ways with the Sixers, but also fully understands that Philadelphia made the prudent move of breaking up with the embattled NBA figure.
Adam Silver on the resignation of Bryan Colangelo: “You never want to see someone’s job end over an unfortunate circumstance like this. I certainly understand from the #76ers standpoint that bond has been broken. It’s not even necessary to assign any fault.”
Colangelo found himself in hot water following an explosive report by The Ringer which heightened suspicions that he was behind five fake Twitter accounts that leaked vital information about the team and its players.
For the meantime, the Sixers will have head coach Brett Brown as their interim general manager, while the team weighs their options.
The Sixers are coming off a relatively successful season, which is now being dampened by this unwarranted controversy that may or may not have an impact on how prized free agents in the summer would look at the Philadelphia as an ideal destination.
After five consecutive seasons of extreme mediocrity, the Sixers were able to reach the playoffs and go as deep as the second round, thanks in large part to the young tandem of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.
This issue with Colangelo will almost surely pass. For now, at least Philly seems to be over it.