Sixers Hire Fan Behind Mascot Twitter Accounts

The Sixers have hired Jerry Rizzo as the team’s new social media coordinator. Rizzo—a recent graduate of Penn State—had been looking for full-time work when the Sixers announced their candidates for the teams new mascot. Eventually, they reached out to Rizzo because he’d started Twitter accounts for two of the potential mascots. Then, today, they brought him on as a full-time employee—a savvy move from an organization that has pledged to increase its interaction with the people of the city. Welcome to the future, where you can land a gig with a professional sports franchise for pretending to be a moose on the Internet. [CSN]