Brett Brown is doing a good job coaching the Philadelphia 76ers with a limited roster and encouragement to throw in the towel this season. He has shown glimpses of coaching a good team this season with the win streaks they earned at the beginning of the season, as well as the past two west coast road games.
Yes, the Sixers are on the verge of getting the most ping pong balls this summer, but they’re playing better than most people expect and are improving with a roster full of D-Leaguers.
This season has consisted of injuries and disappointments, however, Brown has kept the Sixers’ morale up with their latest string of victories on the road. He has the Sixers playing defense again, while maintaining their focus.
The Sixers’ 10-21 record isn’t really indicative of Brown’s coaching ability. He has the Sixers’ offense playing well and has now been focusing on defense. The Sixers are 12th in points, fifth in rebounds and ninth in assists. Teams like the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks are also dealing with injuries, but can’t seem to shake them off, whereas Brown has the Sixers back on track with a worse roster.
The Sixers are 2-0 since their long holiday break. He’s getting the players to buy into the winning culture, and they’re back in the playoff hunt too. The Sixers are three games behind the final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs, currently held by the Boston Celtics.
Brown also brings a winning culture from being on an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs. The Sixers will be much improved and dangerous next season once they make some offseason moves.