Sixers Hire Bryan Colangelo As President

SUNDAY, 1:40pm: The Sixers officially named Bryan Colangelo president of basketball operations. In addition, Jerry Colangelo is no longer the chairman of basketball operations but will remain as a special adviser to the team, the Sixers announced in a press release.

THURSDAY, 7:55am: The Sixers plan to formally name Colangelo as GM on Monday, a league source tells Ketih Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer (Twitter link).

11:12pm: Bryan Colangelo and the Sixers are still negotiating terms but are hopeful of finishing the deal Thursday, league sources tell Wojnarowski (Twitter link).

WEDNESDAY, 8:53pm: In the wake of Sam Hinkie‘s sudden resignation as Sixers GM, the team intends to hire Bryan Colangelo to fill the now-vacant post, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports. Colangelo is the son of Sixers chairman of basketball operations Jerry Colangelo, whom the franchise hired earlier this season. The team had also been considering former Hawks GM Danny Ferry for the postition, according to an earlier report by Wojnarowski.

Philadelphia’s initial intent was to hire the younger Colangelo to work alongside Hinkie, but the former GM apparently wasn’t too keen on further diluting his power and influence within the organization. In his 13-page letter of resignation, Hinkie wrote, “There has been much criticism of our approach. There will be more. A competitive league like the NBA necessitates a zig while our competitors comfortably zag,” Hinkie wrote. “We often chose not to defend ourselves against much of the criticism, largely in an effort to stay true to the ideal of having the longest view in the room. Given all the changes to our organization, I no longer have the confidence that I can make good decisions on behalf of investors in the Sixers — you. So I should step down. And I have.

Bryan Colangelo had actively pursued the Nets GM position prior to Sean Marks being named to the post, and was initially unenthusiastic about the idea of working for his father for the second time in his career, sources told Wojnarowski. The younger Colangelo had previously worked for his father for 13 seasons with the Suns prior to departing Phoenix to become the president and GM of the Raptors. Colangelo stepped down from his post in Toronto on June 26th, 2013.

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6 thoughts on “Sixers Hire Bryan Colangelo As President

  1. aarongill

    Didn’t Bryan mess up the raptors? Like paying barg lots of money, bosh walking, gay trade?

    • Well this is a different team run by different people so things could be different. Anyways now days bosh has health issues and gay not the big star he once was. Plus the team now the second best team in the East and like 4th best team in the NBA. So in the long run their better off without bosh and gay

      • aarongill

        But he shouldn’t get credit. He thought a 34 win team that didn’t make the playoffs and no cap space to improve it could make the playoffs, raptors lucked out by hiring Masai.

  2. Sixers are a complete joke. Is it supposed to be coincidence that Jerry steps down as chairman on the same day as his son is named GM. Sixers must think their fans are idiots.

  3. Z-A

    If you watch Better Call Saul its like how Jimmy had two babysitters assigned to him.

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