Sixers add Jerry Colangelo to front office

By The Sports Xchange  |  Dec. 8, 2015 at 1:53 AM
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The Philadelphia 76ers, who own the worst record in the NBA, made a front-office move Monday, hiring Jerry Colangelo as chairman of basketball operations and special adviser to the owner.

Colangelo, the chairman of USA Basketball, was a longtime executive with the Phoenix Suns.

USA Today Sports reported that NBA commissioner Adam Silver helped convince the 76ers to hire Colangelo.

The team retained Sam Hinkie as general manager, though his power figures to be diminished.

"I think I can offer a lot of mentoring to Sam," Colangelo said.

Brett Brown remains the 76ers' coach despite posting a 19-63 record two seasons ago, 18-64 in 2014-15 and 1-20 heading into a Monday home game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Philadelphia opened a second consecutive season 0-17.

"This season has not been easy for us and even more difficult than we anticipated," co-managing owner Josh Harris said Monday. "Our situation needed a review to make our situation better."

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