Bryan Colangelo likely to be fired, report says

"The only way that he'll get out of it is if he comes with evidence that somebody set him up", a league executive, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Inquirer.

But at this point, it's hard to fathom Philadelphia sending Colangelo into a meeting like that; the best-case scenario for him at this point seems to be "I've been leaking team information to my wife who then shared it, including ripping our players".

After the initial story about Colangelo and the burner accounts broke, Internet sleuths began poking around the information about the accounts and discovered Bottini has a phone number that shares characteristics with three of the five burner accounts in question.

Colangelo, a two-time past NBA Executive of the Year, has discussed with ownership and upper management the possibility that his wife, Barbara Bottini, may have been involved in the postings of the tweets from so-called burner accounts, league sources said. "If it is out there where they can't prove either way, I don't think he'll keep his job". Someone has to pay the price for this debacle, and it looks like that someone will be Colangelo.

Some of the tweets took issue with Embiid's off-court behavior.

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The Sixers have hired an outside law firm out of NY to handle the investigation.

Colangelo could soon be without a job, according to an ESPN.com report released early Friday.

On Thursday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver responded to the controversy at a news conference. "And the first thing we have to do here is determine what the actual facts are, in this circumstance", said Silver.

"I talked to [Colangelo], and he said that he didn't say that", Embiid told ESPN.

According to several sources, that's why several players believe Colangelo is linked to the tweets even if he did not directly post them on the burner accounts. The Sixers, if they do make the change, will be on their third chief executive in just over two years, after Sam Hinkie resigned following the Colangelo ascension in 2016. "This storyline is disturbing to me on many levels, as I am not familiar with any of the other accounts that have been brought to my attention, nor do I know who is behind them or what their motives may be in using them". Colangelo admitted to being behind one.

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