How Will Colangelo Allegations Impact Sixers Offseason?
With the shocking allegations coming out Tuesday Night that Sixers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo has been linked to "Burner Twitter Accounts" that had proprietary leaked information from inside the Front Office, now the 76ers have swiftly launched an independent investigation into the allegations reported by The Ringer. Bryan Colangelo, son of Sixers Special Advisor Jerry Colangelo, was hired by the organization in April of 2016 just four months after his father joined the Sixers as Chairman of Basketball Operations. Bryan has worked in the NBA for over two decades, beginning his Front Office career in Phoenix during the 1990's, taking over for his father as General Manager in 1995 and later became President/General Manager of the Toronto Raptors in 2006.
The Sporting News NBA Writer Sean Deveney joined Mike Gill on Wednesday discussing the impact of this news may have on the Sixers offseason and pursuit of 2018 Free Agents:
“For most Free Agents, something like this may be a concern but in the end if there’s only seven, eight teams that have significant cap space and you want some of that cap space then you’ll look past it. So that’s how it’s going to work for most (Free Agents) – But if you’re in a position to get the most desired Free Agent out there right now and it might be you and a couple of other teams, then this puts you at a disadvantage no question. And that’s why I say that it would be better for everybody if there’s going to be a resolution then the quicker the better, the sooner they can put this story behind them the better.”
Checkout what Deveney had say about Bryan Coalngelo as a General Manager in the NBA, perspective on Brett Brown's contract extension, if the NBA shares some blame in the Colangelo situation, along with his perspective on the 2018 NBA Finals