What Is The Value In The Sixers Thorough Colangelo Investigation?
On Tuesday Night the Philadelphia 76ers ownership group met for several hours in New York to discuss the findings of the independent investigation by the Paul/Weiss Law Firm into Bryan Colangelo. Since the release of The Ringer's report of the potential connection with Colangelo and "Burner Twitter Accounts" that published proprietary information along with unprofessional criticism of NBA Players and Executives, the Sixers organization has taken all the necessary steps to fully verify all accusations against their President of Basketball Operations. Despite the ongoing independent investigation, the Sixers have still been operating with a "Business As Usual" approach with Colangelo among those in attendance at the Pre-Draft Workout of Duke Guard Grayson Allen.
The Sporting News NBA Writer Sean Deveney joined Mike Gill on Wednesday with his perspective on the progress of the Sixers' investigation into the accusations levied against Bryan Colangelo:
“I thought they would’ve taken care of it quickly but I understand why they’re not, that this also sends a signal to other (General Managers), other potential candidates as (Sixers) go forward that they’re going to give a fair hearing – Anything that happens they’re not going to just throw you under the bus….It sends a signal that ‘Hey look, we’re going to treat our employees with a certain level of dignity and to a certain standard’; So I understand why they’re doing it as thoroughly as they are but even having said that I’d be surprised if (Bryan Colangelo) ended up sticking around. I really thought by this point Bryan would have just resigned or worked out a mutual deal where he can kind of get some payment and save the franchise the embarrassment of continuing to go through this.”
Checkout what Deveney had to say about how this Colangelo-Sixers situation could impact their pursuit of big name Free Agents this offseason along with perspective on what the future hold for the Warriors, Chris Paul, and more