Bryan Colangelo's Job with 76ers in Jeopardy over Burner Accounts

Bryan Colangelo's Job with 76ers in Jeopardy over Burner Accounts

Colangelo was previously a part of the Raptors' front office.

If found guilty, Colangelo isn't just as good as fired but will be very unlikely to find another job in the National Basketball Association, let alone in the front office, likely facing lawsuits for several HIPAA violations and breach of confidential information given to him as a top-of-the-line executive.

Some league sources expect him to lose his job after a NY law firm hired by the team wraps up its investigation into allegations from a sports and pop culture website that Colangelo is connected to anonymous Twitter accounts, ones that have revealed sensitive team information and criticized players and coach Brett Brown.

If it does turn out to be Bottini who was behind the accounts, she won't be the first wife of a sports executive who took to Twitter to anonymously involve herself in her husband's affairs.

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The discovery of these Disqus comments is the latest turn in an endlessly weird saga that began Tuesday night when The Ringer presented compelling evidence that five burner Twitter accounts, some of which had tweeted sensitive information, all were linked to Colangelo. The Sixers launched an investigation into the "serious" allegations. Colangelo was not at those workouts the last two days. "If it is out there where they can't prove either way, I don't think he'll keep his job". However, things do not look promising for Colangelo at the moment. Sources say, he told upper management that his wife may be responsible for the accounts and tweets, but vehemently denied having any knowledge of them, until the ringer article came out.

The accounts posted critical tweets about former Sixers GM Sam Hinkie, former and current Sixers players, including Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, and disclosed sensitive medical information about Embiid and Fultz.

The Sixers started their investigation into tweets linked in a report to Colangelo that criticized Sixers players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, among other National Basketball Association figures. "That would just be insane", he wrote. However, The Ringer alleged that Colangelo might be linked to four other accounts - "Eric jr", "HonestAbe", "Enoughunkownsources", and "Still Balling" - that did make controversial tweets.

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