CSN Philly's John Gonzalez is reporting that Adam Aron is no longer the CEO of the 76ers and that he will be replaced with MSG president Scott O'Neil as early as next week.
This is not the first time this has been reported that Aron is no longer the CEO. 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.
It was reported last month that 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 the New York Knicks, such as Amar'e Stoudemire in the summer of 2010.
Aron deserves to be commended for what he did as CEO. He was the face of the franchise on Twitter and took a lot of heat from fans in the wake of the Andrew Bynum fiasco. His constant positive attitude was nauseating but he didn't just abandon Twitter when things went south for the team last year - that takes some stones because things were really bad.
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