John Gonzalez, too, thinks the Sixers are “a mess.” I wish I had written this piece. Especially this part:
Since hiring Hinkie, the Sixers have gone radio silent (see story). Hinkie has been a ghost. Harris hasn’t talked. Even Aron – normally a prolific tweeter with a big public profile – has faded into the background. While that’s a minor nuisance to the media and fans that want to know what’s happening with the shadowy coaching search, the Sixers’ cagey approach becomes something else entirely when applied to a situation where people believe one of the minority owners has been fired as the team’s CEO. That’s a scenario that demands a quick reply and immediate transparency.
To be clear, this isn’t a Sixers’ PR department problem. The people who work over there did what they could, what they were allowed to do when they were allowed to do it, but they, like the rest of us, have bosses. And their bosses let them down. The rumors metastasized into reports because whoever is in charge over there – whoever is ultimately responsible for the team’s day-to-day operations — failed to act promptly and handle the issue before it mushroomed. Harris is abroad? OK. But where was Hinkie? And why does it feel like the Sixers are adrift even though they recently restructured the franchise masthead?
My God, if words could punch.
I think the PR department has to do a better job of both anticipating, and stopping, that story. But, completely agree with the sentiment that the Sixers are a mess.