Former Sixers head coach Larry Brown has a simple solution to fix the disaster in Philly: Larry Brown, naturally.
Brown, 75, has for years railed against the never-ending tanking by the Sixers and says he could easily clean up the mess engineered by team ownership and GM Sam Hinkie.
Brown also continues to push for the franchise to bring Allen Iverson back into the fold.
Per Sheridan Hoops:
Brown’s early Sixers teams also struggled, before he turned explosive guard Allen Iverson loose and got the franchise to the 2001 NBA Finals. It’s been pretty much downhill for Philly since, with Brown a fierce critic of the way the organization has been handling things.
“I’m sick of what’s going on there,” Brown said, who’s hopeful that old friend Jerry Colangelo will guide them in the right direction. “You know I care about the Sixers. It’s an unbelievable basketball city and I had a great experience there. I don’t want to get on them when they’re struggling, but they don’t have any veteran leadership. I want to help. I could straighten it out in five minutes. I wish they’d get Allen involved. All those young kids worship him.”
Very soon though, it will finally be time for Larry Brown to turn all his attention to SMU, rather than lament what’s happened to his old team here. Time for him to look ahead, because looking back has been more difficult than usual this year.