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02 June 2018, 12:33 | Susie Olson
He has surrendered his cellphone to the law firm as part of the investigation.
Colangelo told Yahoo Sports that he is "hopeful to resolve this soon".
According to the report, unless Colangelo can prove that allegations stating he disclosed sensitive team information using burner accounts on Twitter are false, he is likely to lose his job, according to some league sources.
ESPN reported that Colangelo has had discussions with the team's ownership group and upper management about the possibility that his wife, Barbara Bottini, could have been involved in posting from the anonymous Twitter accounts.
"The only way that he'll get out of it is if he comes with evidence that somebody set him up", said a league executive, speaking on condition of anonymity. Someone has to pay the price for this debacle, and it looks like that someone will be Colangelo.
While the NBA Finals got off to a hot start, things also appear to be picking up in the Sixers' investigation of the reported Bryan Colangelo Twitter saga.
Colangelo told Clark that he "stands by his (previous) statement" and is "fully unaware of anything" related to the scandal (see story).
"I talked to [Colangelo], and he said that he didn't say that", Embiid told ESPN.
While Silver kept his response as direct as possible, he did admit the scenario was "not necessarily something that we want to be talking about" as the league's championship clash tipped off on Thursday. "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".
The Sixers started their investigation into tweets linked in a report to Colangelo that criticized Sixers players Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, among other National Basketball Association figures.
Embiid, the 24-year-old All-Star center, tweeted that he didn't believe the report. "He called me just to deny the story".
Prominent longtime National Basketball Association executive, Sixers adviser, man who hired Bryan Colangelo, his son, to be the Sixers' president.
Colangelo has admitted to owning the one account that did not tweet anything. It also lamented in another post that Ujiri hadn't done anything to make the Raptors better.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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