Jerry Colangelo Rumors

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“Nothing really changed,” said Colangelo, who lives in Phoenix. “My role is still the same that I was originally asked to come in and do.” The Hall of Famer and four-time executive of the year was hired on Dec. 7 to be an adviser and mentor to the Sixers. The title of chairman was something the team added, so he went along with it. But in translation, [his role after Bryan’s hire] sounded differently, especially the stepping down kind of a thing,” Colangelo said. “I haven’t stepped down. I’m still walking on the same level, doing the same thing.”
“But in translation, [his role after Bryan’s hire] sounded differently, especially the stepping down kind of a thing,” Colangelo said. “I haven’t stepped down. I’m still walking on the same level, doing the same hing.” The only difference is that his son is the one calling the shots, having the last word. Bryan Colangelo flew to Philadelphia from Toronto on Wednesday. He is scheduled to travel attend the NBA Board of Governors meeting in New York on Thursday.
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The source expects associate head coach Mike D’Antoni, who was hired by ex-Sixers chairman of basketball operations Jerry Colangelo in December, to succeed Brown. Another NBA source said, “I think the chances are good (Brown is the coach to start next season),” though “if things go really bad, maybe (Bryan Colangelo would) make a change in the middle of the year.” 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.
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If Wednesday was any indication, Jerry Colangelo still has a key role with the 76ers. Colangelo dropped the title of chairman of basketball operations after his son, Bryan, was introduced as the team’s president of basketball operations on Sunday. But the elder Colangelo was with the team for the season finale against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. “Nothing really changed,” said Colangelo, who lives in Phoenix. “My role is still the same that I was originally asked to come in and do.”
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