Philadelphia Sixers ownership threw a monkey wrench into the so-called “process” Monday, with the hiring of Jerry Colangelo as Special Advisor to the Managing General Partner and Chairman of Basketball Operations.
Colangelo, a Hall of Famer and head honcho of the USA Basketball program, says he’s excited about the opportunity to help the Sixers return to respectability.
The NBA reportedly pushed for Colangelo’s appointment. Should GM Sam Hinkie—the man who helped engineer a horrifying 38-148 record since taking over in 2013—be nervous?
From the press release:
“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.”