The Philadelphia Inquirer cites a league source stating that San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown is the "preferred candidate" for the Sixers' vacant head coaching position. This comes on the heels of a report that stated that the Sixers were into the second round of interviews with candidates in New York and the list of candidates included Brown.
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.
I'm pulling for Brown in this race. He learned under Gregg Popovich who I think is one of the best coaches in the NBA and has been for some time. If Popovich influenced Brown, he could be just the guy to guide and develop a young Sixers squad.
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