Was Bryan Colangelo's Wife Behind Anonymous Twitter Trolling Campaign?

In addition to tweeting from burner accounts, Bryan Colangelo (or his wife) seems to have been commenting on all sorts of articles

If it does turn out to be Bottini who was behind the accounts, she won't be the first wife of a sports executive who took to Twitter to anonymously involve herself in her husband's affairs.

President of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo is on thinning ice with Philadelphia 76ers ownership and could be fired as the internal probe into his alleged use of other Twitter accounts comes into greater focus, ESPN reported Friday morning. Other tweets alluded to sensitive information about events leading to Markelle Fultz's freakish season-long shooting yips.

The 76ers launched its investigation after The Ringer published a report linking Colangelo to five Twitter accounts that were taking shots at 76ers stars Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz, former general manager Sam Hinkie, Toronto Raptors executive Masai Ujiri and former 76ers players Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel.

Despite vehement denials from Colangelo, 76ers ownership is still reportedly fuming over the incident and are embarrassed.

While many of Colangelo's staff with the Sixers are bracing for his dismissal, some are still holding on to hope that he can somehow survive this firestorm with this job, sources say.

One person who will not be losing his job with the 76ers is coach Brett Brown. Sources say, he told upper management that his wife may be responsible for the accounts and tweets, but vehemently denied having any knowledge of them, until the ringer article came out.

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Joel Embiid, the target of numerous personal attacks from the associated accounts, said he received word directly from Colangelo that he was not behind the keyboard when the messages were sent.

The Sixers commissioned an outside law firm to investigate the matter, and that investigation has already included the surrendering of Colangelo's cell phones, league sources said.

"I don't believe the story".

The 52-year-old told Yahoo Sports that he believes there's someone "out to get him".

"I talked to [Colangelo], and he said that he didn't say that", Embiid told ESPN. "If true though, that would be really bad". And I said, in anything we've dealt with over the years, I think you have to separate sort of the chatter and sort of what either fans or frankly the media are saying from the facts.

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