Report: Spurs Assistant Brett Brown To Be Named Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach

By Michael Rehome

May 12, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown (left) instructs point guard Tony Parker (9) during the third quarter in game four of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Spurs 97-87 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

First it was Mike Budenholzer heading off to take a head coaching job in Atlanta and now a report from the New York Times is that another Spurs assistant is on his way out.

Spurs Assistant Brett Brown is said to be named the new head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers after Doug Collins did not retain after this past season.

Via The New York Times:

The Sixers have decided to hire San Antonio assistant coach Brett Brown as their new head coach, the Daily News has learned.

Brown replaces Doug Collins, who was not retained after this past season. Brown was an assistant for the past seven seasons under Gregg Popovich. Before that, he was the Spurs’ player development coach for five years. He was also a candidate for the vacant Boston Celtics job to replace Doc Rivers and was up for the Denver job that went to Brian Shaw.

Brown, who played his college basketball at Boston University under Rick Pitino, is the second Spurs assistant to land a head coaching job this off-season. No. 1 assistant Mike Budenholzer was hired by the Atlanta Hawks to replace Larry Drew.