Statement on The Passing of Tom Gola

by Max Rappaport Writer

"On behalf of the entire Philadelphia 76ers organization, we are deeply saddened to learn of the unfortunate passing of La Salle basketball legend Tom Gola," said Sixers Chief Executive Officer Scott O'Neil. "Tom will always be fondly remembered for his dedication to this city and as an icon for his accomplishments both on and off the court.

"We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife, Caroline, and the entire Gola family during this difficult time."