Brett Brown to return as Philadelphia 76ers head coach
Brett Brown’s job was rumored to be in danger, but it sounds like he will be getting at least another season to show what he can do.
Brown will return as head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The news comes a day after the 76ers were eliminated from the playoffs in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on a thrilling buzzer-beater by Kawhi Leonard.
Woj says Brown met with Sixers managing partner Josh Harris and GM Elton Brand on Monday, where the decision was shared with him.
Brown has been the Sixers’ head coach since 2013-2014 and has been given the opportunity to grow with the team as they went through “The Process” of tanking and rebuilding. The rewards of the tanking are present on the team in the form of top draft picks Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. The team has posted consecutive 50-plus win seasons and reached the second round of the playoffs twice in a row.
All the chatter about Brown being fired if the team lost in the playoffs to the Raptors has been proven incorrect.
The 58-year-old former San Antonio Spurs assistant has a career 178-314 record, but that was skewed by three seasons of intentional losing by the franchise.