Jerry Colangelo Named 76ers’ Chairman of Basketball Operations

December 7th, 2015 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

Philadelphia 76ers ownership may be growing tired of the organization's long-term rebuilding process outlined by general manager Sam Hinkie. The team announced Monday it hired Jerry Colangelo as special adviser to the managing general partner and chairman of basketball operations.

"Jerry Colangelo is one of the most respected people in basketball, and we are excited to add his five decades of knowledge, relationships and experience to help drive our organization forward," Sixers co-managing owner Josh Harris said in the press release.

Harris said hiring Colangelo didn't mean Hinkie was going anywhere.

"This is not a deviation from our plan," Harris said, per Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated. "We believe we are entering the next phase of our process."

Harris added, "I continue to have confidence in Sam. ... I want Sam in this position," per USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt.

Colangelo confirmed Hinkie will have the final say in personnel decisions but that there will be "a lot of collaboration and discussion" before any decisions are made, per the Washington Post's Tim Bontemps. According to Zill ...

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