After initially refusing to comment, the 76ers waited hours before denying Monday night that Adam Aron has been fired as chief executive officer.
Then around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aron gave this response on Twitter: “Just minutes ago, I got off a plane from vacation in Africa and saw press reports. Ala Mark Twain, rumors of my demise is greatly exaggerated.
“I’m delighted to report that this is an immensely exciting time in my career, Moral of story: don’t go on a faraway vacation.”
Howard Eskin of Fox 29 first reported earlier in the day via Twitter that the Sixers had parted ways with Aron. A league source confirmed Eskin’s report to The Inquirer. CSNPhilly.com’s Dei Lynam also reported, per a source, that Aron lost his job. .