The Sixers finally make a move that makes sense
Finally, the Philadelphia 76ers did something that is poised to change around the trajectory of their franchise. As of this week, the front office has announced that they have hired Chairman of the Board of Directors for USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo as the Special Advisor.
According to the Sixers press release:
The Philadelphia 76ers announced today the team has named Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member and Chairman of the Board of Directors for USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo as the Special Advisor to the Managing General Partner and Chairman of Basketball Operations.
“Jerry Colangelo is one of the most respected people in basketball and we are excited to add his five decades of knowledge, relationships and experience to help drive our organization forward,” said Sixers co-Managing Owner Josh Harris.
“I am excited and energized about the opportunity to work with Josh Harris and this ownership group in their continued efforts to build something lasting and special here with the Sixers,” Colangelo said. “This is an organization with a storied history, strong and talented leadership and a number of promising pieces that have the potential for a very bright future.”
“It’s not every day you have the opportunity to work alongside a Hall of Famer with Jerry’s unique set of experiences,” said President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Sam Hinkie. “I feel incredibly fortunate to have him as part of our organization.”
Colangelo isn’t no rookie to front office duties, in the past he’s worked with the Phoenix Suns for over 40 years in roles from team president to general manager. This might have been the biggest news the Sixers received since drafting rookie Jahlil Okafor. It’s almost impossible for the direction of the Sixers to not improve with this move, hopefully this marks the rise and improvement in the franchise