By Peter Gleason
Something happened yesterday a continent away that may hold the key to the Sixers’ post-Ben Simmons future.
In a statement about president Neil Olshey’s firing, the Portland Trail Blazers said, “We are confident that these changes will help build a more positive and respectful working environment.”
The Blazers also cited unspecified “violations” of the team’s code of conduct.
Olshey’s most consequential basketball move for the Blazers was drafting Damian Lillard, now one of the NBA’s biggest stars, with the sixth pick of the 2012 draft.
But the franchise has struggled to put championship-level talent around Lillard, which Lillard publicly expressed frustration about over the summer.
Time for the Sixers Daryl Morey to pounce!