Bryan Colangelo Issues Statement Following Resignation

Less than an hour after the Sixers sent out a press release announcing that president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo has resigned from his position with the franchise, Colangelo has responded, issuing an announcement of his own.

In detailing the findings of their investigation, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP indicated that Colangelo’s wife Barbara was behind the rogue Twitter accounts, adding that there was no evidence Colangelo himself knew about them.

However, the law firm suggested that the Sixers’ president of basketball operations “was careless and in some instances reckless in failing to properly safeguard sensitive, non-public, club-related information in communications with individuals outside the 76ers organization.”

Colangelo disputed that notion in strong terms in his own statement:

“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.

“Although I am not directly responsible for the actions, I regret this incident occurred and understand that it has become a distraction for the team. Therefore, the organization and I have mutually agreed to part ways.”

For more details on Colangelo’s departure from the Sixers, be sure to check out our full story.

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13 thoughts on “Bryan Colangelo Issues Statement Following Resignation

  1. Throwin’ his wife under the bus and then tellin’ them to put it in reverse.

    He’ll still never land another nba job.

  2. Danthemilwfan

    He’s always been a great executive. Not sure I believe the wife thing, but, I’d still hire him. Especially in Milwaukee where we have our coach but not our gm

    • Yeah but that trust is broken and any respect is gone. What good free agent would want to come play for him?

  3. formerlyz

    He 100% did it, and is 100% throwing his wife under the bus…that’s super messed up

  4. bestno5

    Love all the hate…..what if she actually did it?? Who cares if he will ever get a job again, I think he will because of his name and his family history in the NBA. If she did do it what does that do for their relationship, can their marriage still work or will it fail?

  5. x%sure

    Statements on this page contradict forensic evidence. Also evidence dug up by amateur sleuths. All point to the wife; Hubby had nothing to do with the posts or the “throwing her under the bus”.

    Barbara Bottini Colangelo sounds to me like a hot-blooded wife good in bed. You go girl. Defend hubby’s Italian shirt collars. Jah Okafor and Nerlens Noel ARE rubbish, and were Hinkie’s guys. Fultz would have been perfect IF he was sorted out. Could still happen.

  6. Xyrak

    How exactly is he throwing his wife under the bus when the independent investigators determined she was likely the culprit? Are people just ignoring evidence or not reading anything in general?

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