Bryan Colangelo’s stint in Philadelphia was brief and gruesome as he was accused of sharing confidential information of the franchise via Twitter ‘burner accounts’.
Colangelo, now a stake owner of the NBL side Illawarra Hawks, talked about the situation that occurred two seasons ago.
“Family, personal, professional, or otherwise. I have to say I was dealt a pretty big blow, personally and professionally. And it’s been a difficult time dealing with the fallout. I was completely blindsided by the accusation and the storyline of the controversy.
Once that investigation was completed and I was absolved, I felt the appropriate thing to do – in conjunction with ownership there in Philly – was to mutually walk away?” Colangelo said on The Sydney Morning Herald, per Fansided.com.
After news on the scandal broke out, the team authorized an independent investigation by a law firm to figure out what happened before ownership made a final decision.
They concluded it was in fact Colangelo’s wife, Barbara Bottini, who was on Twitter revealing team secrets and making fun of current and former players.