The city of Philadelphia scored another major win today with the 76ers dropping the hammer on Bryan Colangelo. There was some uneasiness on Wednesday after a report came out claiming the team believed Colangelo was oblivious to the burner accounts, but common sense prevailed in the end — Big Collar is out and the hopes of luring LeBron in the offseason live.
The 76ers explained the decision in a statement, claiming “Bryan’s relationship with our team and his ability to lead the 76ers moving forward has been compromised.”
Statement from 76ers Managing Partner Josh Harris: pic.twitter.com/eCmz42FD7P
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) June 7, 2018
The good news for Colangelo? The independent investigation conducted by Paul Weiss concluded his wife, Barbara Bottini, was responsible for the burners and admitted to social media snafus. Big Collar made sure to hammer home the point that it was Barbara and not him in his resignation statement:
Statement from Bryan Colangelo where he accepts *zero* blame. pic.twitter.com/bmdPqN8p1x
— Michael K-B (@therealmikekb) June 7, 2018
Pertinent wife trashing bits:
While I am grateful that the independent investigation conducted by the 76ers has confirmed that I had no knowledge of or involvement in the Twitter activity conducted by my wife, I vigorously dispute the allegation that my conduct was in any way reckless. At no point did I ever purposefully or directly share any sensitive, non-public, club-related information with her.
Her actions were a seriously misguided effort to publicly defend and support me, and while I recognize how inappropriate these actions were, she acted independently and without my knowledge or consent. Further, the content she shared was filled with inaccuracies and conjecture which in no way represent my own views or opinions. While this was obviously a mistake, we are a family and we will work through this together.