76ers CEO Scott O’Neil steps down after eight years with franchise
The last members of the Colangelo era in Philadelphia are slowly fading away. Earlier this morning, it was announced that 76ers CEO Scott O’Neil would be stepping down to pursue new opportunities. Scott joined Harris Blitzer back in 2013 during the beginning of the Hinkie era and previously worked for the Philadelphia Eagles earlier in his career.
“I would like to thank Josh Harris and David Blitzer for inspiring, engaging, and empowering me to bring together the most talented executive team in sports and entertainment,” Scott O’Neil said. “Josh and David are extraordinary leaders, partners, and friends. To be trusted with the opportunity to steward epic brands – as well as buy, build, integrate, acquire, and grow complementary businesses to create HBSE as it is today – has been the ride of a lifetime, one for which I am humbled and grateful.”
Back in 2018, it was reported that Scott O’Neil would be headed to the Utah Jazz, but it turned out to be a false report. This news comes off the heels of the announcement that legendary broadcaster Marc Zumoff would be stepping down as well. According to Keith Pompey, alongside leaving his role, O’Neil will be selling his limited partnership in the team.
The faces of this franchise have changed drastically across the board over the last two seasons. From a new front office, coaching staff, media, management, and possibly franchise cornerstones with Ben Simmons.