76ers Reportedly Hire Brett Brown as Head Coach

by August 12, 2013

And the 76ers’ extended hunt for a head coach has finally come to a close. According to Sports Illustrated, Philadelphia has hired Brett Brown for the next four years: “Brett Brown, a longtime San Antonio Spurs assistant and head coach of Australia at the 2012 Olympics, has agreed to become the Philadelphia 76ers’ new coach, a league source told SI.com. The 52-year-old Brown will receive a four-year guaranteed contract, a crucial investment by the Sixers as they embark on an extended overhaul of their roster with a new management team. They’ve positioned themselves to contend for the No. 1 pick in next year’s draft after trading All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday to New Orleans. Brown joined the Spurs as a player development director in 2002. He has been an assistant on the bench under Gregg Popovich for the last seven seasons.”