Report: Philadelphia 76ers Hire Brett Brown
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
The Philadelphia 76ers search for a head coach has finally concluded, with San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown reportedly accepting the job.
Ian Thomsen of Sports Illustratedtweeted out news of the hiring Monday morning:
Brett Brown has been hired as coach of 76ers says league source. 4 yrs guaranteed. Story up on http://t.co/XH8uCfQTFG soon.
— Ian Thomsen (@SI_IanThomsen) August 12, 2013
The Philadelphia gig was the last vacant head-coaching opportunity in the league, andHinkie ensured that no stone was left unturned.
The longtime assistant began his career with the Spurs back in 2002 and went on to win three titles during his tenure with the organization—just missing out on a fourth in the spring of 2013.
Brown does have a tough road ahead of him. But with his player developments, he will be looked more upon to getting a young Philadelphia team into shape and competing at a high level. Whether you feel he is right choice for the job, one thing is certain, he struck the front offices of the Sixers really well during interviews and also, having success as he did with the San Antonio Spurs had a hand in their decision as well.
The San Antonio Spurs have now lost two members from their staff this offseason. As you know, Mike Budenholzer went on to coach the Atlanta Hawks. There is one thing that can be taken from this, it goes to show that no matter how much the San Antonio Spurs play behind the radar, everyone is always looking to grab a piece of the puzzle.