San Antonio Spurs assitant coach Brett Brown has reportedly resigned as head coach for the Australia basketball program according to the Brisbane Times.
Behind the guidance of Brown, Australia finished seventh overall in this year’s Olympics.
With three wins in Group B, the Boomers drew the top-ranked United States in the elimination round. The result — a 33-point American victory — wasn’t pretty but the Boomers, led by Spurs point guard Patty Mills, proved to be formidable competition despite lacking NBA talent.
Brown issued a statement, explaining his decision to leave the program:
“I inherited a strong Boomer culture moulded by many committed, outstanding coaches and players that have come before me,” Brown said.
My staff and I are confident that the current program is well placed to again be brought forward.
I leave with fond memories of a group of players who played with a spirit and toughness that earned the respect of the global basketball fraternity.
I am proud to have been their coach. The basketball community should be excited to have our current group of core players and new talent emerging throughout the country.”
Hat-tip to Jeff Garcia of Project Spurs.