Josh Harris Rumors
Appearing on the Hot Takedown podcast Monday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver denied reports that he intervened with the scuffling Sixers and suggested managing owner Josh Harris hire Jerry Colangelo (which Harris did on Dec. 7), and that other owners weren’t lobbying for Harris to make the move. “Those reports are not correct,” Silver said. “Josh Harris decided on his own that he needed to change course. He and I had many conversations along the way about the utility of the strategy that he was following. And he came to the conclusion once this season began — and he saw how his team was performing on the floor — that he needed to change his strategy.”
In a recent podcast with FiveThirtyEight, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the struggling Philadelphia 76ers were under no pressure from him or owners to change their operations strategy, which included hiring Jerry Colangelo as an adviser earlier this month.
Silver said 76ers owner Josh Harris made the decision to shift course on his own. “I can tell you that because he and I had many conversations along the way about the utility of the strategy that he was following,” Silver told FiveThirtyEight. “And he came to the conclusion, once this season began and he saw how his team was performing on the floor, that he needed to change his strategy. Other owners were not pressuring him at all.”