Philadelphia 76ers: Bryan Colangelo drama ruining Brett Brown’s contract excitement

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Instead of being able to celebrate Brett Brown’s contract extension, the Philadelphia 76ers still have the Bryan Colangelo cloud over their heads.

Words can’t even describe how crazy of a week this has been for the Philadelphia 76ers, as the team continues to deal with the investigation surrounding Bryan Colangelo.

Only time will tell when it comes to whether the Sixers general manager had anything to do with the Twitter burner accounts that came into question that consisted of trashing players along with releasing unknown medical history to the public. But as bad as it sounds, it almost seems impossible for the organization not to move on from Colangelo.

Even if Colangelo does end up being innocent, there’s always going to be that concern over trust with players moving forward, which is the last thing Philadelphia can afford to deal with heading into the NBA Draft and free agency. Not to mention, all of this drama surrounding Colangelo has taken away from the excitement surrounding Brett Brown landing a new three-year contract extension from the team, which was finally confirmed by the Sixers on Thursday.

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When looking at all of the frustration and growing pains he’s head to deal with since coming on board in 2013, there’s no question Brown was worthy of a new deal.

Sure, the argument can be made that Brown didn’t bring his best coaching job to the table during the playoffs in the semifinals against the Boston Celtics, but also keep in mind how much of an accomplishment it was for Philadelphia just to be there.

Most head coaches in the situation the Sixers found themselves in leading up to this past season most likely would have quite a long time ago, and Brown deserves all of the credit in the world for his patience throughout the entire process.

Still, it has to be frustrating for Brown and the rest of the players on Philadelphia that no matter how much they want to celebrate this new deal for the head coach, the Colangelo distraction kind of ruins the vibe.

Hopefully, the investigation can figure out a way to conclude sooner rather than later so Brown and the Sixers can avoid this unnecessary distraction during the summer.

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Otherwise, it’s only going to hurt their chances of potentially landing a big-name player through free agency or the draft, which is the last thing Philadelphia needs after taking a major leap as a serious playoff contender this past season.