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76ers general manager and president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo continues to deny that he used burner Twitter accounts.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports notes the Sixers are calling the allegations against Colangelo "serious".

While denying ownership of the accounts that posted troublesome material, Colangelo, through a statement to The Ringer, did acknowledge that he had one anonymous account. The source then used a data tool to link the accounts, the report says.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Colangelo has reached out to the people mentioned in tweets from the accounts and stressed he isn't the one behind them. After this correspondence with the team, he wrote, the other three accounts brought to his attention "switched from public to private, effectively taking them offline".

Of course, that may hinge on the next steps in the fallout from The Ringer's report on Colangelo.

Here is the Sixers' statement on Colangelo. The accounts followed other Twitter users who appeared to reflect not only Colangelo's current occupation, but also his previous stops in Toronto and Phoenix, and the fact that his son plays basketball for the University of Chicago. Gotta believe him until proven otherwise. Apparently, he's also the voice of five Twitter accounts who have been highly critical of, yes-the Philadelphia 76ers.

Earlier in the day, a person familiar with the situation confirmed the 76ers and coach Brett Brown agreed to a three-year contract extension that runs through the 2021-22 season.

Colangelo previously served as Raptors general manager.

The story comes at the worst time for the Sixers.

OAKLAND, Calif. - Golden State forward Andre Iguodala will be out for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night as he recovers from a bone bruise in his left knee. The Sixers are expected to try to sign a high-level player, most notably LeBron James.

They need a player capable of helping at No. 10 in the June 21 draft, though I'd still like to see them try to move up a few spots if Michael Porter Jr.is still on the board at 7 or 8. There is no precedent in the National Basketball Association for how to handle such a situation, but at the moment, Philadelphia likely does not look like the most player-friendly destination for top free agents.