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Report: Spurs assistant Brett Brown in lead for Sixers job

Aug 1, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

Brett Brown Spurs AP

I swear, the 76ers are going to hire a coach. It feels like we’re all waiting for Godot but in this case somebody will show up. (If I just spoiled Beckett’s play for you… it’s 60 years old, I’m not calling out “spoiler alert” on that.)

And the person that could show up in Philadelphia may be Brett Brown, the Spurs assistant.

That according to a tweet from Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Following our theme of waiting for someone, Brown interviewed for the Sixers job back in June. But Sixers GM Sam Hinkie has been diligent. Some would say slow (hello Charles Barkley!), but since Hinkie just got the job and should get a couple breaks to start, I’ll go with diligent.

Brown is set to be Gregg Popovich’s lead assistant in San Antonio now that the guy in that chair for a long time, Mike Budenholzer, moved on to coach the Hawks. But he could bolt for another job, he interviewed with the Nuggets as well before then went with Brian Shaw, and Brown has been discussed for other open jobs.

The Sixers also have interviewed David Vanterpool, Quin Snyder, Kenny Atkinson, David Fizdale and Jay Larranaga, that we know of. And probably Godot.

  1. dezglobal - Aug 1, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Hurry up and sign

  2. ryanrockzzz - Aug 2, 2013 at 7:21 AM

    I think it would be totally acceptable to just wait until the first day of camp, and then just have one of the player’s dads come down and coach. Get a hot team mom to give out juice boxes after practice.

    ‘Riggin for Wiggins’ !

  3. 13fitzj - Aug 2, 2013 at 7:41 AM

    In spite of the tennis?

  4. bchapman2011 - Aug 2, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    By the time this team is ready to make a decision Doug Collins will be ready to make another comeback. Maybe they should just wait for him at the rate they are going. No matter who they land as coach, the Andrew Bynum fiasco has set this franchise back by at least 3 years.

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