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Report: 76ers offer head-coaching job to Brett Brown

Aug 9, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT

Brett Brown Spurs AP

Finally, the NBA  might actually have 30 active head coaches soon. Or soonish. Or maybe not soon at all.But at least we’re progressing.The 76ers – the last team to hire a head coach – have taken another step, though they’re still moving at a snail’s pace. More than a week after a report the 76ers favored Spurs assistant Brett Brown, they’ve advanced with him.Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

At this rate, Philadelphia will hire Brown in another week or two, but now, I’d be surprised if a deal is not reached.

Brown has never been an NBA head coach before (though he held the top job in the Australian National Basketball League), and although he’s in line to become the Spurs’ lead assistant now that Mike Budenholzer has left for the Hawks, this would be a difficult chance to pass up for Brown. It’s tough to see terms of the contract outweighing the potentially once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

At this point, Gregg Popovich must be working hard to revamp a coaching staff that has consistently been among the NBA’s best.

  1. phillyreese215 - Aug 9, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    As a sixers fan as long as they get the #1 pick in next years draft Brown will have done a great coaching job this season in my book.

  2. asimonetti88 - Aug 9, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    Not a bad choice. He really did a good job with the Australian National Team.

  3. legend30 - Aug 9, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    This would be a nice hire. I love the moves Sam Hinkie been making. Even if the 76ers don’t get the 1st pick next year, they can still get Julius Randle, Jabari Parker, Aaron Gordon, etc. The key thing for 76ers is staying patient.

    • eatitfanboy - Aug 9, 2013 at 7:14 PM

      Plus New Orlean’s pick if it’s not in the top 3, plus Noel presumably fully recovered from his knee injury.

      • tfoz5150 - Aug 10, 2013 at 5:17 PM

        top 5

  4. mungman69 - Aug 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Great move.

  5. eatitfanboy - Aug 9, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    As long as he gets some assurances that he’s not going to get a quick hook, this could be a great job. Potentially two top 6 lottery picks in one of the best drafts in years plus a presumably healthy Noel and this is a team that could have a pretty bright future ahead of it.

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