By Ryan Aston
Philadelphia 76ers CEO Scott O’Neil has strongly refuted a report that he’s set to join the Utah Jazz.
For most of the 2017-18 season, fans of the Utah Jazz and the Philadelphia 76ers have exchanged barbs over social media. The cause for their contention — the Rookie of the Year race between Jazzman Donovan Mitchell and the Sixers’ Ben Simmons.
I guess they can’t both be great basketball players. There are vocal contingents on both sides that would have you believe as much, anyway.
There was more Jazz-76ers drama this week, only this time it had nothing to do with the Slam Dunk Champion and the former No. 1 overall pick. And the Twitter jabs were left to one of the Sixers’ top-ranking execs and a Philly sports anchor and radio host.
The fracas began when the latter, Howard Eskin of Sports Radio 94 WIP and Fox 29 TV, reported that 76ers CEO Scott O’Neil was leaving the team to join the Jazz.
In short order, O’Neil served up a bristling response with the following tweet —
Eskin later fired back —
If the story is, in fact, false, it probably should get called out. And it does seem strange that O’Neil would leave his post when he’s also the top executive for the NHL’s New Jersey Devils. Although he is a member of the LDS church, the predominant faith in...