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76ers hire Bryan Colangelo as team President

The Philadelphia 76ers have hired Bryan Colangelo as team president.

The Sixers also announced Sunday that his father, Jerry Colangelo, has relinquished his role as chairman of basketball operations and will remain as special adviser to ownership.

Bryan Colangelo takes over days after Sam Hinkie quit as general manager via a 13-page manifesto to ownership.

Colangelo was previously president and general manager of the Toronto Raptors from 2006-13. He also spent 15 seasons working for the Phoenix Suns. He was one of three executives to win NBA executive of the year with two different franchises.

The Sixers have the worst record in the NBA at 10-69.

They have about $60 million in salary cap space, and they could have up to four first-round picks in the draft.

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