So says

The Sixers did some solid things under the Colangelos. Hinkie’s multiyear tanking project produced an exciting core, but it ultimately fell to his successors to point the team more seriously towards actually winning. Toward that end, the free agency acquisition last summer of JJ Redick was wildly successful, and gave the Sixers a more coherent offensive shape in the half-court, and the mid-year acquisitions of Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova paid significant dividends in the franchise’s first playoff appearance since 2012.

But that’s an awfully bleak list of accomplishments for a figure associated with as much upheaval as Jerry Colangelo is in Philadelphia. Jerry will be remembered for pushing out Sam Jinkie He’ll be remembered for disrupting and short-circuiting Hinkie’s cosmic-brain project, and worse, he’ll be remembered for discarding Hinkie’s cynical, game-theory-esque approach to basketball in favor of [gulp] nepotism. The Colangelos will be remembered for trading up in the draft to select a guy who promptly forgot how to play basketball, and they’ll be remembered for one of the most embarrassing front office scandals in recent NBA history, a disaster that left the team without a general manager during the most important offseason it’s had in nearly a decade: