Adam Aron: Fired Not Fired

Kyle Scott - June 25, 2013

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Original photo: AKIRA SUWA, Inquirer

The Sixers are a mess. Early this morning, Adam Aron was forced to cite Mark Twain, after returning from a trip to Africa:


That’s Aron denying that he has been fired, and he seems to indicate – though not say explicitly – that he will remain the team’s CEO. The Sixers’ somewhat awful PR apparatus told John Gonzalez of CSN Philly late Monday night that Aron remains CEO. But if that’s the case, then why the no comment earlier in the day? How do you not stop all the nonsensical reports by saying, “Hey, ah, no, our CEO hasn’t been fired.” If a public company, like the ones Aron and Joshua Harris are so fond of, pulled that stunt, it would have cost shareholders millions.

Apparently, Harris, too, may have been out of the country, so the responsibility to handle a report about whether the face of the team had been fired or not fell to PR man Mike Preston, who, obviously, had no idea what the fuck was going on. The sheer amount of reports about Aron’s demise would seem to indicate that Aron, a minority owner, will take on a different role with the team. Whether that means he’ll still be CEO… we don’t know. And neither did Preston. THAT CAN’T HAPPEN. Two years in, the new ownership group has been a disaster. And now, in a summer with so many changes, they aren’t even communicating with the media and their fans. Going into the draft, the Sixers have no coach, perhaps no CEO, and a GM that no one knows anything about. That is a failure on so many levels. If there’s one off-season where the team should be oversharing with its fans, it’s this one. But no. The coaching search doesn’t seem to exist, the GM is holed up in a office somewhere with a TI-83, and the CEO can’t comment on reports of his firing because he’s on a fucking safari in Africa. What the hell is going on?


  • Rich Minarik June 25, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Maybe the no comment answer was best…becsuse they just like us also have no damn clue what’s going on. This organization is a mess. There are a few coaches on the market right now and we’re sitting on our hands. This draft is devoid of allstar talent already and with no leadership or team identity this will be an even bigger train wreck this season.

  • Utley's Greasy Mop June 25, 2013 at 9:16 am

    10, 9, 8, 76ers!
    I have always tried to at least give the Sixers a little tiny place in my heart, but this group makes that nearly impossible. If its not the Phillies kicking me firmly in the nuts every chance they get, its the Sixers pretending they don’t even exist.

  • JM1412 June 25, 2013 at 9:20 am

    This is the biggest non-story of all time. Who the Fuck cares who the Sixers CEO is! I don’t even really care who they hire as coach. All of their focus should be on blowing up the roster and brining in better players.

    • JM IS A DUMB CUNT June 25, 2013 at 10:07 am

      JM1412 – are you fucking serious? “Who cares who the CEO is?” That’s the equivalent of boarding a plane and saying “WHO CARES WHO THE PILOT IS!” Of course you should care who the pilot is, he’s responsible for what the plane does and where it goes. The same can be said for the CEO (CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER).. He’s the fucking pilot of the franchise.

      Go back to Delco JM1412 – you’re a douche of a fan with a shitty ass uneducated opinion. You’re the reason Sports Talk Radio is shit in this town

      • ThePhillyFlash June 25, 2013 at 10:14 am

        Brilliant! Couldn’t have said it better myself!

      • JM1412 June 25, 2013 at 11:53 am

        Who you calling cunt you internet tough guy. I’m actually from NE Philly, not that that even matters. Also your a fucking idiot if u think Aaron has anything to do with the day to day roster moves of the team. He’s a glorified meet and greet guy who handles the dance team and mascot contest. I also loath philly sports talk radio. They’ve beeen killing Sam Hinkie since he’s been hired and he hasn’t even had a chnce to make one move yet. I think hiring Hinkie is the best move the Sixers have made in a decade. U must only worry about the half time show though, since your so concerned about Adam Aaron.

  • ThePhillyFlash June 25, 2013 at 10:12 am

    I’m 54 years old and have followed sports in this town for longer than I care to think about and have seen more than my fair share of front office clusterfucks over the decades, but I have NEVER seen a situation so incredibly, monumentally, unbelievably FUCKED UP as this current mess with the Sixers. It’s clear to me that nobody in their front office knows what the holy hell they’re doing, and if the calamity with Aron hasn’t made the team the laughingstock of the NBA, it must be awfully damn close. No wonder we don’t have a head coach yet, maybe nobody wants to come to this retard’s paradise and these rocket scientists don’t know what to do next. I wish David Stern would come calling and whisk the Sixers off to Seattle because they’re the sports related shame of this city.

  • Chooch sucks June 25, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Who gives a fuck about this Adam dude

  • Kylie Snott June 25, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Hey guys, less ads on the site now. Unless you count the giant ESPN Wimbelton ad. WTF?

  • Average Crossing Broad Reader June 25, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Hey ESPN, screw Wimbledon! I never want to watch Wimbledon! Take down your ad and stop paying Kyle Scott’s drug money! You too State Farm! This site was good until Kyle sold his soul to the devil. I’m never reading this site again! I know that’s the millionth time I’ve said that, but now I really mean it.

  • SixersCEOAdam June 25, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Knock Knock! Who’s there? Losing. Losing who? Congratulations you’re the new Sixers CEO!

    • Kyle Scott June 25, 2013 at 12:07 pm


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