The Philadelphia 76ers have hired law firm Paul/Weiss to probe five Twitter accounts that were linked to general manager and president Bryan Colangelo, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The 76ers hired law firm of Paul/Weiss to conduct investigation into Bryan Colangelo and secret Twitter accounts, league sources tell ESPN. NBPA used that firm for its 2013 probe of Billy Hunter’s business practices with union.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 4, 2018
A Ringer report presumed Colangelo was the owner of the burner accounts that were used to rip current and former members of the 76ers organization, but after reports that the accounts would tweet while he did media availability, the probe has shifted to focus on his wife, Barbara.
“An angry, embarrassed Sixers ownership group has been discussing the possibility of firing Colangelo, sources said. The Sixers are pushing for a resolution as soon as early this week … Colangelo’s assertion that he was previously unaware of any tweets by his wife has been met with skepticism inside and outside of the 76ers. So far, ownership has been reluctant to separate Colangelo from any family member or close associate responsible for this embarrassing episode, league sources said.”