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Colangelo resigns as president of basketball operations with 76ers

10 June 2018

"An independent investigation by NY based law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP was conducted into certain anonymous social media accounts that posted information concerning the club, personnel, and related topics".

The Sixers now will have to find a replacement and names such as former Cavs general manager David Griffin have came up but what has happened now with Bryan Colangelo is something that any team and the National Basketball Association can not allow to happen again and Bryan Colangelo whether he did It or his wife did It, he needed to go and now the Sixers front office must move on from this.

The information tweeted from the accounts may have negatively affected the view of the team heading into a big offseason. This comes a week after reports that Colangelo was using five different Twitter accounts to bash Sixers players, front office and leaking out everything that was going on behind the scenes.

After the sensational revelations released by The Ringer last week that pointed to Colangelo operating multiple Twitter accounts as a means to defend his performance while also being critical of other members of the organization, the investigation by the NY law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLC found that it was wife, Barbara Bottini, who was primarily responsible for the accounts. She admitted to establishing them and operating them.

The Ringer said it had been monitoring the accounts since February, when it received an anonymous tip.

The Ringer said it initially asked the Sixers about just two of the accounts, and the same day the three others were suddenly made private.

The fallout from the Bryan Colangelo burner account scandal may end up having an impact on the Boston Celtics front office.

In the days after the initial report, internet sleuths found evidence suggesting the accounts were linked to Bottini. Some took it as Embiid throwing shade in the now former 76ers general manager's direction. The team is reportedly targeting LeBron James and Paul George.

According to ESPN, Brown will oversee basketball operations in the interim.

Colangelo resigns as president of basketball operations with 76ers