New York Daily News' Mitch Lawrence reported last night that the 76ers were going to hire San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown their new head coach. It makes sense as the Sixers were granted permission on Tuesday to speak with Brown.
When general manager Sam Hinkie spoke with the media in the wee hours of the night, he denied the report outright calling it "not true.' However, Hinkie did not rule out Brown as a candidate saying "we will turn the page quite soon."
Brown has been an assistant coach on Greg Popovich's staff in San Antonio since 2002. He previously coach for 14 years, nine as a head coach, in the Australian National Basketball League and coach the Australian . Brown interviewed with the Denver Nuggets on Sunday before the team offer their head coaching job to Brian Shaw.
Popovich liked him enough to keep him on his staff for over a decade so he must be doing something right. I also love Popovich as a coach so Brown is who I vote for, if they called and asked of course.
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