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Brett Brown enjoys Sixers fans’ ‘Trust the process’ chant

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Philadelphia 76ers fans have, at least to a certain extent, embraced the infamous “process.” Coach Brett Brown is fine with that.

Fans have recently taken to chanting “Trust the process” when Joel Embiid shoots free throws, and Brown is all for it.

“I do [like it],” Brown said Sunday, via Dave McMenamin of ESPN. “I do. You know, I think we need something like that in this city and I’m not frowning upon that. We want to have some fun.”

There is, of course, a bit of sarcasm associated with the chant, but that doesn’t bother Brown either.

“I think it’s all good,” Brown said. “I’m personally at a stage that you get — and I say this in a positive way — you’re sort of numb to scrutiny. You’re numb to taking the massive amounts of hits that we’re all — and I say it personally, with the team — you feel hardened. You just got another layer of armor. And so the fans standing, the fans on us, the fans with us — I see our world clearly and we’re not blinking.

“We’re not going to veer to the right or the left. And when the crowd gets going with ‘the process’ and Joel anoints himself ‘Trust the process,’ there’s a side of it, I say, ‘Good for the crowd, good for Joel,’ and none of us are going to take ourselves too serious.”

Embiid, for what it’s worth, has embraced “the process.” Sixers fans are apparently willing to go along with it. For a team that has been so bad for so long, they’re entitled to a little fun.

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