Looks like Bryan Colangelo has found a new slant … in Australia.
The former Sixers president of basketball operations has bought a stake in the Illawarra Hawks of Australia's National Basketball League, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Colangelo won’t serve as the team president or GM, but “will assist in governance and strategy as an equity partner to the ownership group,” per Wojnarowski. This will be Colangelo’s first involvement with a professional basketball team since he was forced to resign from his post with the Sixers back in June of 2018 over the “Collargate” Twitter scandal.
Before Chicago opted to hire Arturas Karnisovas, Colangelo had interviewed for the Bulls’ VP of basketball operations job. Karnisovas then hired Marc Eversley as his new GM.
Eversley broke into the league with Colangelo in Toronto and was hired by Colangelo for a role with the Sixers. Eversley held the title of senior VP of player personnel in Philadelphia before taking Chicago’s GM job.
The team Colangelo bought a stake in will need some work. Despite the presence of potential No. 1 overall pick LaMelo Ball, the Hawks finished 5-23 this past season.
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