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Philadelphia CEO rips team on twitter after disaster in Denver

Mar 22, 2013, 2:41 PM EDT

Damien Wilkins, Evan Turner, Arnett Moultrie, Doug Collins AP

Philadelphia was up 5 with :14 seconds left in the game — they were going to end the Nuggets 13-game winning streak and pick up a rare quality win.

Until Corey Brewer hit a three. Then Evan Turner missed both free throws for Philly. Then Damien Wilkins (who had a really good game with 24 points) foolishly fouled Brewer on a three-point attempt. Brewer hit all three free throws. And the lead was gone, Denver won.

Sixers fans were frustrated. Actually, they were pissed off. But rarely does the team’s CEO and part owner take to twitter to bash the squad.

Adam Aron can vent on twitter all he wants, but come this summer all the big questions fall on him and Sixers management: Do you bring back coach Doug Collins? If not him, who? What are you going to offer Andrew Bynum? And by the way, what kind of team are you trying to build?

Whatever decisions the Sixers make this summer, you can bet Aron will be on the other end of some twitter venting when it all goes down.

  1. xxakshunxx - Mar 22, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    The fans lately have been pretty harsh on Adam Aaron with the whole Bynum ordeal.. I get a feeling this is more of him trying to put out that “hey guys I’m just as mad as you” front more than anything

    • captainwisdom8888 - Mar 23, 2013 at 2:10 AM

      If they fire Collins this is officially the worst organization in basketball. The players on the team are awful. Collins has nothing to work with. Its too bad they wont dump bynum because why would they pay 16 million to have him sit the bench for a year just to let him walk after?

      Get it together guys. Think outside the box. Clear house except for Holliday and Bynum. Turner/Hawes/Wright/Nick Young are all bums. Go spend some money. Thad is a role player at best. This city loves basketball. Please revive the 76ers

  2. pl4tinum514 - Mar 22, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    turner’s a bum.

    • imthewiz77 - Mar 22, 2013 at 6:19 PM

      He really is terrible, I feel bad for the kid because he tries hard and he thinks he’s good

      • cherubrock11 - Mar 22, 2013 at 6:23 PM

        Why would you feel bad for him? He is still a young, famous, multi-millionaire.

      • reasonablemindsays - Mar 22, 2013 at 9:51 PM

        The fact that he thinks he’s good is part of the problem. Guys like Kevin Durant and Paul George are so humble, they are never content with their performance and are constantly striving to improve their games. If Turner could learn to be more humble, he’d be able to self-critique his own game and work harder to improve it.

  3. losanginsight - Mar 22, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Iguodala and Nik would have helped out.

  4. tfoz5150 - Mar 22, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    maybe Nik, you can keep iggy

  5. philadelphiafan - Mar 22, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    I don’t blame new ownership for wanting to make a splash. Sixers are obviously Philadelphia’s least favorite of the four teams and they wanted to change that. Everyone thought this was a great trade at the time but it just didn’t pan out. I applaud the risk they took even if it does set the Sixers back for a few years.

    • imthewiz77 - Mar 22, 2013 at 6:23 PM

      I completely agree, I would rather they try and fail than not try at all. Also, when you aren’t a major destination the only way to get really good is by being really bad. So either Bynum was gonna be great and put us over the top or we will stink and hopefully rebuild through the draft. There is nothing worse then being a 7th or 8th seed in the East, its nba purgatory. Now hopefully we drop to the bottom 5 in standings and get a good pick.

      • philadelphiafan - Mar 23, 2013 at 3:13 PM

        The only thing I’m worried about with being bad this particular year is the quality of the draft class.

  6. tmatic74 - Mar 23, 2013 at 5:53 AM

    Really need to blow this whole thing up. Nobody on this team should be untouchable. Not sure if Jrue will ever be clutch and not turn the ball over when the game is on the line. I like Moultrie.

  7. joeyb3878 - Mar 23, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    Doug Collins is in not at all at fault for the disaster of a team he has had to deal with. The blame falls on the lack of homework done before dealing for Bynum. You can’t win with a guy that doesn’t care much about his career. They need to be patient and not try to fix this team all at once. Hopefully they can draft Oladipo and acquire a solid big through a trade using a package including Evan Turner. Hawes deserves another look as well……. I really think they dropped the ball when they passed on Kenneth Fareid when he was exactly what they needed at the time. I love Thad but they may have to include him and Turner in order to get a legit return. Bottom line is Collins took over a terrible team and brought them to within a game of the eastern conference finals only to have that team blown up and built around a guy that has no interest in basketball. Now they need to simply be patient and build around Jrue, a lottery pick and do their homework wether it is spending on a FA or looking to improve via trade.

    • philadelphiafan - Mar 23, 2013 at 3:18 PM

      Every time I turn on Sportscenter and see a Kenneth Faried highlight I just wonder what could have been!

  8. joeyb3878 - Mar 23, 2013 at 7:11 AM

    You can’t win when two of your best three players in Turner and Bynum are head cases. Team chemistry is mandatory in order to field a competitive team.

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