Sixers ownership group discusses Colangelo’s future

Bryan Colangelo’s days as president of basketball operations of the Philadelphia 76ers quite clearly appear to be reaching an end.

The latest report that seems to be putting another nail in Colangelo’s basketball coffin comes from ESPN, which reported the Sixers’ ownership group met Tuesday to weigh Colangelo’s fate.

The group included CEO Scott O’Neill and met for several hours in New York “to discuss whether the findings of a probe” into Colangelo and the alleged fake Twitter accounts — which criticized current and former players and executives — are grounds for dismissal.

Per ESPN, a decision could be reached as soon as Wednesday.

The probe, according to reports, center on both Colangelo and his wife.

“Regardless of Colangelo’s future, the Sixers are prepared to make coach Brett Brown front-and-center in July free-agent presentations,” ESPN reported, citing sources. ”¬†Brown has constructed a tremendous reputation among NBA players, and played an integral part in the 76ers’ free-agent acquisitions of JJ Redick, Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova.

“The hiring of Monty Williams as his lead assistant coach, a former Team USA assistant, will be impactful in free-agent conversations, too. Williams has strong relationships with star players throughout the league.”