HoopsHype Adam Aron rumors

July 8, 2013 Updates

Scott O'Neil has been hired as CEO of the Sixers, the team announced on Monday. O'Neil will officially take over on July 16th. With O'Neil now in the picture, the team also confirmed that Adam Aron is out- a move that has been rumored for some time. "I love the NBA and the game of basketball and am thrilled to be back," O'Neil said to Scott Soshnick of the Bloomberg News. "I have lived in and around Philadelphia for parts of my teens, 20s, 30s and now 40s. I am really excited to be back and get started with the Sixers. This is an incredible city that loves an underdog and that is very much what the Sixers are right now.'' Newark Star-Ledger

Adam Aron stepped down as Philadelphia 76ers CEO on Monday and was replaced by former Madison Square Garden Sports president Scott O'Neil. Aron will remain on the team's board of directors and said he has increased his ownership stake in the franchise. Aron was part of the group that bought the franchise in 2011. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

June 25, 2013 Updates
June 24, 2013 Updates

76ers spokesperson Michael Preston has confirmed to the Daily News that, despite reports, CEO Adam Aron has not been fired. Adam, who has been associated in the business world with majority owner Josh Harris for over 20 years, also is a minority owner of the team. Philadelphia Inquirer

It appears, though, that Aron’s role with the team may change. Last week Scott O’Neil, former New York Knick executive and Villanova alum, visited with the team, according to a source. O’Neil resigned as president of Madison Square Garden in September. Originally, O’Neil was mostly involved in the marketing aspect of the team, which was what Aron’s role is with the Sixers. But through the years, according to the New York Daily News, O’Neil became more involved in the basketball operations side. Philadelphia Inquirer

Howard Eskin: Got 2 sources tell me @Adam_Aron is out at #sixers. mentioned over month he lost his power, but now I'm told he's out. @FOX29philly Twitter

June 10, 2013 Updates
June 6, 2013 Updates

Dan Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross, served as moderator for panelists Adam Aron, CEO of the 76ers; Steven H. Collis, CEO of AmerisourceBergen; and George V. Hager Jr., CEO of Genesis Healthcare. While most of the conversation was centered on the importance of social responsibility, I walked away with a sports business scoop. And that is, according to Aron, the 76ers home uniform has always been white, while on the road the team wore red, with blue as an alternate. From this point forward, blue is going to be the official road shirt, with red as the alternate. As a marketing partner to the Sixers, it was apparent that Hilferty of Independence Blue Cross (get it?) was more than pleased with that news. Business News

May 14, 2013 Updates

A radio report that 76ers CEO Adam Aron was no longer part of the basketball operations wasn’t exactly on the mark. During an interview with former Sixers general manager John Nash, Nash said that Aron had been ‘extracted’ from the basketball operations department. Aron is still very much a part of the organization, said a source, and he’s still involved in basketball operations. However, he has never really been a major contributor in that department anyway. According to the source, Aron’s role with the team ‘has not changed since Josh Harris purchased the team. He’s still very much involved. Philadelphia Inquirer

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