The Sixers euphemistically “parted ways” with Bryan Colangelo on Thursday, a full week after a narrative from The Ringer led to a Twitter scandal investigation. The outcomes: a legislation agency decided Colangelo’s spouse managed the burners with out his data, however that he was careless in sharing delicate info along with her that she then made public. Whatever the case, I wrote that the Colangelos and by extension the NBA failed the Sixers.
Colangelo nonetheless denies culpability and released a letter to that effect. Since we annotated Sam Hinkie’s resignation letter in some detail (we put it on Genius!) it’s solely truthful that we dig in on this one too. Let’s go.
While I’m grateful that the impartial investigation carried out by the 76ers has confirmed that I had no data of or involvement within the Twitter exercise carried out by my spouse, I vigorously dispute the allegation that my conduct was in any approach reckless. At no level did I ever purposefully or straight share any delicate, personal, club-related info along with her.
The investigation was *good* when it exonerated me and *dangerous* when it nonetheless blamed me. Got it?
Her actions have been a significantly misguided effort to publicly defend and help me …
[tells wife to lay down on the asphalt]
… and whereas I acknowledge how inappropriate these actions have been …
[revs up bus engine]
… she acted independently and with out my data or consent.
[hits the gas]
Further, the content material she shared was full of inaccuracies and conjecture which by no means characterize my very own views or opinions.
He’s not solely blaming his spouse for all the things, he’s calling her tweets faux information too. Ay, caramba. (This is probably the most CYA authorized affect sentences in the entire thing.)
While this was clearly a mistake, we’re a household and we are going to work via this collectively.
Step 1 to working via this collectively: cease mentioning she tousled in actually each sentence.
Although I’m not straight accountable for the actions, I remorse this incident occurred and perceive that it has turn into a distraction for the crew. Therefore, the group and I’ve mutually agreed to half methods.
This is among the many worst makes an attempt at magnanimity I’ve ever seen. It’s like Louis XVI saying he and the folks of France conform to disagree as he runs off to Varennes.
Over the final two years, I’ve labored exhausting to assist construct a basis for what I hope will quickly be many championship seasons for the 76ers.
A basis? No no no no no. You’re not getting away with this. The dude you shoved apart — Sam Hinkie — constructed the inspiration. You added some good decor utilizing his supplies after which took a sledgehammer to the one wall you place up if you determined to parlay with Danny Ainge. You don’t get credit score for the Sixers’ eventual greatness.
[…] I need to thank the numerous colleagues, gamers and buddies from across the League and elsewhere who’ve expressed their help and encouragement throughout this tough and painful time for me and my household.
”Please rent me.”
End of the LeBronian Restoration?
The NBA season, and thus LeBron James’ second reign in Cleveland, may finish on Friday because the Warriors try to complete a sweep (9 p.m. ET, ABC).
I wrote about the shades of 2014 in this series. LeBron and the Cavaliers appeared fairly helpless within the Finals final season, although the marvel of the brand new Warriors was recent and Golden State destroyed everybody. The Rockets made Golden State look plausibly mortal once more, however Cleveland simply completely doesn’t stack up. It seems like that ultimate Heat collection towards the Spurs, when it was apparent Miami not had the juice because the supporting solid received thinner and older.
Whether the Cavaliers exit in 4 or 5 video games, the entire subsequent month goes to be rightly dedicated to LeBron Watch. Prepare thyselves.
Evan Sidery on the sense of closure surrounding Deandre Ayton’s workout with the Suns. I don’t know if new coach Igor Kokosov goes to play quick, and I don’t know that the Suns have level guard discovered, and I don’t understand how shortly Ayton will regulate to the sooner NBA, however this at the very least has excessive potential for a extremely satisfying roster.
In Game four, the Cavaliers’ margin for error is nonexistant.
Bomani Jones had me cracking up talking about the second phase of Red Panda’s glorious career.
Has Ohio accepted that LeBron can and perhaps should depart this summer without hard feelings?
Contract extension for Alvin Gentry. Well deserved.
Kevin Durant and Kendrick Perkins traded profanities during KD’s press conference. I miss the outdated Thunder.
Speaking of Kerr, right here’s a great Marc Spears piece on how the coach earns his players’ respect by speaking truth to power.
Kawhi Leonard commerce talks will apparently wait until the draft.
More on the rise of Saras Jasikevicius as a coach, given his candidacy in Toronto.
If the Sixers don’t preserve Amir Johnson, they should totally try to land Ed Davis. I’m of the thoughts that each crew ought to attempt to signal Ed Davis.
And lastly: Giannis Antetokounmpo is now a snack blogger. Can’t look ahead to his tackle Takis.
Be glorious to one another, and your self.