Philadelphia 76ers save offseason with Bryan Colangelo finally out

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In what is being described as a resignation, the Philadelphia 76ers no longer have to worry about Bryan Colangelo being part of the picture heading into the 2018-19 season.

For over a week, Philadelphia 76ers fans have anxiously been waiting to hear a decision by the organization for a decision on Bryan Colangelo after the bombshell story about potential burner accounts on Twitter broke last week.

Even though Colangelo denied any knowledge of the accounts at first, the evidence against him certainly didn’t help his case when looking at all of the facts stacked against him.

From these accounts trashing certain players to seeing medical information about certain individuals the public didn’t even know about, this story surrounding Colangelo was a huge concern, whether he wanted to admit it or not.

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When looking at how much of a leap Philadelphia made this past season as a team that won 50 games while earning the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference, the last thing the Sixers could afford to see happen is a story like this impact free agency and the upcoming NBA Draft.

If the team were to somehow find a way to keep Colangelo as part of the picture, there would have been all sorts of trust issues not just for current members of the team, but any potential future player expressing interest in coming to Philadelphia.

Luckily, the Sixers organization finally came through with a decision on Thursday in regards to Colangelo after it was announced the team had accepted his resignation, although everyone can assume there is a lot more to the story that meets the eye.

Without question, Colangelo deserves some credit for helping this team get to the level of being a serious playoff contender in the Eastern Conference, but for the sake of the team, this was the move Philadelphia needed to see happen.

If Colangelo were to stick around, the Sixers would be dealing with all sorts of controversy over the next few months, and could have even seen it become a distraction heading into the 2018-19 season, which is the last thing they needed to deal with.

Crazy stories take place in sports all the time, but this whole thing surrounding the burner accounts, whether they were actually Colangelo’s or not, will certainly be one of the most bizarre of all time.

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At least with Colangelo resigning, the Sixers can finally begin to focus on other key factors in the offseason, ranging from potential targets in free agency to possible prospects to select in the NBA Draft later this month.

In fact, as crazy as it sounds to say, this resignation by Colangelo may have actually saved Philadelphia’s offseason since potential new members will no longer have to worry about any trust issues within the organization as a whole.