Sports Illustrated's Ian Thompsen is reporting that Brett Brown has agreed to a four-year guaranteed deal to coach the Sixers. Brown was offered the job last week and, over the weekend, reports surfaced that Brown's friends were urging him not to take the job in Philadelphia.
It is easy to see why people would want Brown to pass on the 76ers job. They are going to lose a ton of games this season and are picked to be the worst team in the NBA. The Sixers addressed those concerns by guaranteeing Brown a four-year deal which shows that he is the coach to build this young team. Brown is the eighth 76ers head coach since 2003.
Brown, 52, has been an assistant coach on Greg Popovich's staff in San Antonio since 2002. He previously coached for 14 years, nine as a head coach, in the Australian National Basketball League and coached the Australian Olympic team. Brown interviewed with the Denver Nuggets before the team offer their head coaching job to Brian Shaw. It was reported the night of the draft that the Sixers had hired Brown but general manager Sam Hinkie quickly rebuffed the report.
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