With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season right around the corner, all eyes have been on the Philadelphia 76ers at this point in the offseason as they were the only remaining team not to hire a head coach. After a long search that has taken months to complete, it appears the 76ers have finally found their new head coach–former San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown.
Brett Brown is the new #Sixers head coach. The two sides reached an agreement today, according to a source close to the situation.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) August 12, 2013
Philadelphia and Brown reportedly agreed to a four-year deal on Monday–which is a great move for both parties. There were a few candidates that would have seemed like a good fit for the 76ers, but Brown seemed like the best fit for the praise he received during his time as an assistant in San Antonio.
Of course, the main focus for Brown will be how well he handles the transition period for the 76ers as they’re expected to go through a rebuilding mode over the next couple of seasons. Despite finishing with a 34-48 record last year, Philadelphia will have one of the youngest squads in the league next year after trading Jrue Holiday this offseason in a deal to bring acquire former Kentucky star Nerlens Noel.
Playoffs may be a long shot next year, but Philadelphia fans should be excited about the hiring of Brown and it will certainly be interesting to see what he brings to the table in his first season as head coach. It may take some time to go through rebuilding, but right now–the 76ers seem to be focused on hoping that Brown pays off for the long run.