That's one way to defend your man.
According to Yahoo Sports, Bryan Colangelo's wife Barbara Bottini was the mastermind behind the burner account fiasco. Bottini admitted to these allegations during interviews.
Bottini talking trash and defending her husband on twitter quite literally cost him his job. Colangelo and the Sixers agreed to part ways after this mess of an investigation came to a conclusion.
Law firm Philly hired says they connected the burner accounts to Bryan Colangelo’s wife, Barbara, and that in interviews she admitted to establishing and operating the accounts.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) June 7, 2018
Paul Weiss was on the case to determine it was Bottini who was trash talking on Twitter. Apparently Bottini also deleted evidence by conducting a "factory reset" of her iPhone.
Bottini didn't really need to admit to working these burner accounts. She made that pretty clear by deleting evidence.
Bryan Colangelo still denies that he had any knowledge that his wife was operating these accounts. The investigation was unable to determine otherwise.
Statement from 76ers Managing Partner Josh Harris: pic.twitter.com/eCmz42FD7P— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) June 7, 2018
However, Colangelo was fueling the fire that Bottini was dishing out.
The now-former Sixers GM was telling his wife private team details which she would then use to get back at trolls on Twitter. Colangelo revealing team secrets isn't ideal, and won't help his case as he tries to get another job in basketball operations.