76ers' Bryan Colangelo burned over alleged use of secret Twitter accounts


The team is investigating the report's claims.

In a statement first given to The Ringer on Tuesday, Colangelo explained his use of one of the accounts, while denying his involvement with four others.

Ben Simmons, right, takes part in a news conference with 76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo in 2016.

"We will report the results of that investigation as soon as it is concluded".

"While I have never posted anything whatsoever on social media, I have used the @Phila1234567 Twitter account referenced in this story to monitor our industry and other current events".

Sixers All-Star center Joel Embiid told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that Colangelo told him the allegations are false.

The misspellings and odd capitalization of these tweet suggest this might not be an executive as decorated as Colangelo, but if it is - it surely is a damn good job at pretending to be the average Twitter fan. All jokes asides I don't believe the story. The Ringer's investigation then revealed much of that to be true, with the accounts all having followed people with personal ties to Colangelo, and the messages being remarkably similar in content and tone.

Here are five things to know about Colangelo and the alleged burner accounts.

Tom Moore, a columnist who covers the Sixers for the Bucks County Courier Times, confirmed Tuesday night that "75" number matches the number he has for Colangelo in his phone.

The Ringer accuses Colangelo, a veteran basketball official with previous appointments with Toronto and Phoenix, with criticizing No. 1 draft pick Markelle Fultz, former Philly stars Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor - as well as former 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie - Colangelo's predecessor.