Joshua Harris Rumors
Following Tuesday night’s NBA Draft Lottery in New York in which the Sixers landed the No. 3 overall pick, managing owner Josh Harris said he’d be willing to pay the tax. “We want to be smart and intelligent about it, but, look, we want to win,” Harris said. “If we’re put in a position to be able to win and get great players, we’ll do it.”
The Sacramento Kings have expressed exploratory interest in former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Kings owner Vivek Ranadive sought and received permission directly from Sixers counterpart Josh Harris to speak with Hinkie.
Eric Goldwein: Jerry Colangelo on his/Bryan’s hiring process. Basically says Bryan was plan from the start: Jerry Colangelo: “Well you know through the commissioner a call was set up between Josh Harris and myself and we had a very nice talk about their circumstances and I was asked to — they wanted to find out if I was available and willing to be of some help. And, um, although I kind of directed the inquiry more to Bryan than to me, because of his availability and his experience, etc. and my plate being as full as it was. It turned out that I came in as a consultant and had a little more responsibility than I thought I had. And nice the decision was made to bring in an experienced basketball person — and Bryan was a candidate — it was important to step aside and let that process take its course.” http://es.pn/1TZIlSr
The first source said Jerry Colangelo, who stepped down as chairman the day Bryan was hired and is now a special adviser to managing owner Josh Harris, didn’t like it when he found out Brown’s two-year extension was a done deal upon joining the franchise Dec. 7. The extension was announced at a new conference with former GM Sam Hinkie and Brown four days later.
The Process is apparently alive and well, if you are to believe the 76ers’ newest president of basketball operations. “I want to be very clear. This is not a departure from a process,” said Bryan Colangelo, who majority owner Josh Harris introduced Sunday in an afternoon press conference at Wells Fargo Center.
“This is moving forward with everything that has already been established, everything that is in place, and we’re going to be measured in our continued building of this organization,” he said. “With that, I’d just like to say that I’m excited and thrilled to be here. I think this is a wonderful opportunity, not just for me, but for everyone in this room, everyone in this city. It’s going to be an exciting process going forward. There’s a lot to aim for.” That being said, Colangelo warned that he expects roster turnover during what he called “a summer of change.” With as many as four first-round choices in June’s draft, and close to $60 million in available salary cap space, Colangelo will assess who stays and who goes.