The report comes out on the heels of a report last week that MSG president Scott O'Neil was close to joining the Sixers front office as an executive. O'Neil is a Villanova graduate who was largely influential in recruiting big time free agents and superstars to New York, such as Amar'e Stoudemire in the summer of 2010.
Aron had been the face of the Sixers front office since Joshua Harris bought the Sixers from Comcast-Spectacor own Ed Snider in July 2011. Reports surfaced after the season that Aron's responsibilities were changing as the team went for a makeover with coach Doug Collins out, team president Rod Thorn retiring, and general manager Tony DiLeo being let go in the wake of the changes.
The 76ers brought in analytic mastermind Sam Hinkie to be the new general manager and team president. The split from Aron is not expected to effect any day-to-day basketball operations as Aron was primarily a marketing guy for the team.
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