Adam Silver reacts to Bryan Colangelo resigning from 76ers
NBA commissioner Adam Silver on Thursday reacted to the news that the scandal surrounding the Philadelphia 76ers had reached a resolution with Bryan Colangelo’s resignation.
“You never want to see someone’s job end over an unfortunate circumstance like this,” Silver said, via a tweet from the Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn. “I certainly understand from the 76ers standpoint that bond has been broken. It’s not even necessary to assign any fault.”
The unflattering revelations surrounding Colangelo allegedly using burner accounts on Twitter were laid out in great detail in a report from Ben Detrick of The Ringer published last week. After the 76ers launched an investigation into the matter, the team announced via statement that Colangeloo had resigned his position of president of basketball operations and general manager. The organization’s plan moving forward was also spelled out.
Statement from 76ers Managing Partner Josh Harris: pic.twitter.com/eCmz42FD7P
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) June 7, 2018
Colangelo subsequently also issued a statement Thursday in which blame was placed on his wife for the anonymous Twitter accounts, which previous reports indicated was likely the case. Colangelo indicated in his statement that his wife “acted independently and without my knowledge or consent” and that her “actions were a seriously misguided effort to publicly defend and support me…”
And now… here’s the statement from Bryan Colangelo: pic.twitter.com/DiS1CvvghO
— Amy Fadool Kane (@amyfadoolNBCS) June 7, 2018
Last week, Silver uneasily weighed in on the scandal and made it clear the NBA was eager for the embarrassing situation to be resolved one way or another. Suffice to say, even though additional details continue to surface regarding behind-the-scenes machinations of the resignation and the like, the league has to be relieved at least some resolution has been reached.