Droves of Sixers fans called for Bryan Colangelo’s firing in the wake of The Ringer’s report last week.
But the sense around the league was that the Sixers, coming off a breakthrough 2017-18 season, felt they were in a good place.
Ownership could’ve kept Colangelo and tried to withstand the firestorm in the name of maintaining continuity in the front office with only weeks to go until the biggest offseason in franchise history.
Colangelo obviously played a central role in the team’s summer preparations, so removing him from the equation now could’ve been viewed as a blow to the team’s infrastructure.
Instead, the Sixers parted ways with Colangelo and installed head coach Brett Brown to oversee the front office until ownership finds a new general manager. Brown’s presence will allow the organization to have some sense of normalcy during a critical time, at least until it finds a new leader: