The Philly Inquirer has a report out claiming that even though Brown flatly denied interest in returning to Philadelphia a few weeks back, the Sixers aren’t going to give up in their pursuit: “According to multiple sources, the 76ers will almost certainly contact coach Larry Brown after the Charlotte Bobcats are eliminated from the playoffs. The Sixers will likely discuss their coaching vacancy with Brown, who this season led the Bobcats to their first-ever playoff appearance, but it’s possible that the Sixers also could discuss a front-office position, according to the same sources. Although Ed Stefanski  is still serving as the Sixers’ president and general manager, his position is not secure. The Bobcats host the Orlando Magic in Game 4 of their first-round series on Monday night. Charlotte trails the best-of-seven series by three games to none. For various reasons, the Sixers’ coaching search has crawled off the starting line, but with the first round of the NBA playoffs nearing completion, and, more specifically, with Charlotte only one game from elimination, the next step in the Sixers’ off-season process appears only hours away.”