Philadelphia 76ers: If Hired, Brett Brown Will Transform the Franchise

By Ryan Heckman


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The Philadelphia 76ers made the splash of the 2013 NBA Draft when they decided to trade All Star point guard Jrue Holiday to the New Orleans Pelicans for the rights to Nerlens Noel out of Kentucky and a future first round pick. The splash grew into a white cap when they topped off their enormous first round and grabbed Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams.

It is clear that Philadelphia is building for the future with both Noel and Carter-Williams joining an already young roster featuring Thaddeus Young, Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen.

The Sixers will have a decent amount of cap space this summer also if they wind up letting go of Andrew Bynum via free agency, which most expect to happen after bringing in Noel. With that cash, they can bring in a pretty big name to join the roster in hopes of getting themselves back to the playoffs.

To top off the eventful offseason, they could wind up with one heck of a new head coach. Reports over the last 24 hours have surfaced that Philadelphia will hire current San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown.

According to a New York Daily News report, the Sixers will indeed hire Brown. There are rumors that those reports are false, but for now it looks like it very well could happen soon.

If Brown is hired, the Sixers would get an experienced assistant who has learned from the right people and is ready to take this step into a head coach position. Brown spent from 1995-2003 coaching the Australia men’s basketball team including a couple of representations at Olympic games.

After coaching the Boomers, Brown was hired by the Spurs. Spending each and every year under head coach Gregg Popovich, Brown has learned from one of the best in the history of the game. Popovich has always had a knack of getting his players bought into a team system where each guy knows his particular role and executes it well.

If Brown is half as knowledgeable as Popovich, Philadelphia could have themselves a prime candidate. It should be confirmed soon as to whether Brown is the guy for the job, and if I am a Sixers fan I am hoping he does.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for Follow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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