Special adviser Colangelo to leave club by this year's end
Jerry Colangelo declined to say if his departure was tied into his son's situation.
Colangelo's departure isn't surprising due to the fact his son, Bryan, resigned under pressure as president of basketball operations in June after an investigation determined his wife was using anonymous social media accounts to praise her husband and criticize others.
The investigation, conducted by the outside firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, concluded that Colangelo's wife, Barbara Bottini, was responsible for the existence of four anonymous Twitter accounts that had leaked information about the 76ers and been critical of the team's coach and some players.
The 78-year-old said he will continue in his role as director of USA Basketball.
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