76ers considering firing GM as Twitter-accounts probe focuses on wife

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Despite no clear verdict in the Bryan Colangelo burner accounts fiasco, players around the National Basketball Association have already started to lose trust on him as a league executive after an investigative piece by The Ringer went viral, detailing an alleged use of unassociated Twitter handles to bash players, staff, and former executives.

Colangelo has missed predraft workouts on Wednesday and Thursday.

So far, Philadelphia ownership has shown little, if any, inclination to separate Colangelo's culpability in the matter should a family member or close associate be proven responsible for the postings, league sources said.

Two things are taking place while the third-party investigation takes is underway - Colangelo is taking damage to his image and his reputation with every day that passes. Ownership is reportedly anxious the timing of the incident may hurt the Sixers in their possible pursuit of free agents such as LeBron James and Paul George this summer.

The accounts always defended Colangelo. He never tweeted from that account. The Ringer website alleged in a report Tuesday night that Colangelo is connected to anonymous Twitter accounts that have revealed sensitive team information and criticized players and coach Brett Brown.

Numerous players and league sources suggested in the last two days that it will be hard for Colangelo to keep his position with the Sixers as a result of the report.

When asked about the situation, Joel Embiid said Colangelo denied attacking him. All jokes aside, I don't believe that story.

In scrolling through Reuben's many comments, there's gossip and criticism about everyone affiliated (or recently affiliated) with the Sixers except one person: Colangelo, who gets only praise. "If true though, that would be really bad".

National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver responded the Colangelo/Sixers issue at his Finals news conference Thursday, saying the investigation will be get done, but not by cutting corners.

"I talked to [Colangelo], and he said that he didn't say that", Embiid told ESPN.

The 76ers, who lost to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals, are gearing up for what could be the next step in the transformation of the franchise this summer.

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