Simmons hasn’t attempted a shot from beyond the arc since taking and making his second 3-pointer of the season in a blowout win early last month.
Brown says Philly’s 23-year-old All-Star point guard needs to “help himself.”
“Evidently, I have failed,” Brown said Monday.
The coach added that Simmons’ lack of three-point attempts is something the Sixers are mindful of. He said it is an issue that is not going to go away.
“The attention that it has received is remarkable,” Brown said. “But I guess I helped fuel it. And I own it. I got to help him find this. Most importantly, he has to help himself.”
On Monday, Brown was asked what would happen if he ran a play twice for Simmons to shoot a three-pointer and he refused both times while being open.
“First of all, that hasn’t happened,” the coach said. “When it does happen, I can come back and give you an answer. I hear sort of the essence of your question. Ultimately that’s going to be something that he and I figure out.”