In an anticipated press conference aired on 97.5 The Fanatic, Josh Harris made a special announcement. The Sixers have added Jerry Colangelo as a consultant and special advisor to the team.
Harris claimed that the addition of Colangelo is “the next phase of the process” and also stated that he would aid Sam in the day to day running of basketball operations.
Harris also went on to call Colangelo “invaluable” before Jerry himself claimed that he is going to offer mentoring to Sam whilst making himself available to Josh and the partners of the Sixers on a variety of areas.
Jerry Colangelo believes that he will be able to offer insight not only in basketball operations, but ownership.
— brianseltzer (@brianseltzer) December 7, 2015
The idea is that the rebuild becomes a collaborative effort and with such a prestigious mind, Colangelo could well be the catalyst the Sixers need.
Colangelo is a household name to Basketball fans. After guiding the Suns from 28 wins to 55 in the following season back in 1988-89, he instigated the infamous Charles Barkley deal before reaching the NBA finals for consecutive seasons.
Under different circumstances, Colangelo has turned a team around 4 times with the Suns transformation becoming one of the most memorable of all time.