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Sixers hire Brett Brown

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., Aug 12, 2013.

  1. J.R.

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    Brett Brown, a longtime San Antonio Spurs assistant and head coach of Australia at the 2012 Olympics, has agreed to become the Philadelphia 76ers' new coach, a league source told SI.com.

    The 52-year-old Brown will receive a four-year guaranteed contract, a crucial investment by the Sixers as they embark on an extended overhaul of their roster with a new management team.

    Brown joined the Spurs as a player development director in 2002. He has been an assistant on the bench under Gregg Popovich for the last seven seasons.

    Brown, who replaces Doug Collins, will become Philadelphia's eighth coach since 2003.
     
  2. RedDynasty

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    Bout time they hired someone.
     
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    FLASH21 Heart O' Champs

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    Never heard of the dude.

    Has to be a good hiring since they offered 4 years fully guaranteed.

    Hopefully he gets a chance to really coach this team after they tank this year.
     
  4. OTMax

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    Good, hopefully for them a lot better than Doug Collins.

    Speaking of which, any news on him? I really hope he doesn't return to TNT! He really became an annoying, whiny, biased announcer and was always against the Rockets for some reason. Chose to see what he wanted to see and ignored what he wanted to ignore.
     
  5. CasaDolce

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    Sampson snubbed again.
     
  6. Aleron

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    We lost our front office, San Antonio lost their coaches
     
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    Wasn't this guy in charge of player development for the Spurs couple years ago?
     
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    So we're keeping Finch?
     
  9. J.R.

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    Yes, all 13 job openings have been filled.
     
  10. pippendagimp

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    hinkie already did us a solid by taking royce. expecting him to take on sampson as well would just be asking too much
     
  11. Francis3422

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    I am glad we kept our coaching staff.
     
  12. Commodore

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    Hinkie did the same thing in Philly we did before hiring McHale.

    Interview dozens of candidates to gather intel on all the other teams and find out what they think of your team.
     
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    I really like what Hinkie has done for hte 76ers so far, would love to see how this turns out in a couple years.
     
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    First Hinkle then my Australia's international coach B.Brown.

    The sixers are looking like a very likeable team..

    I hope Hinkle could swing a trade for patty mills now
     
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    This is the only way they can possibly get someone to coach there. No coach would want to go to a sure-fire 20-win team and be used as a scapegoat in 1-2 years. This way, even if Brown "fails" and racks up a horrendous record, he can still go back to being an assistant to rebuild his image while collecting a HC paycheck.
     
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    don't agree. If Philly wins 20 games next season, nobody is gonna say 'oh their coach sucked'. Lots of assistants would kill for any head coaching job. Just look how many potential coaches actually chose to interview for the job.
     
  17. Spark

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    Im sure Brown deserves the job more than Sampson.
     
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    Well, do you think Lawrence Frank is a good coach? What about Dwayne Casey? Both of which Rockets fans wanted over McHale. Both took over horrible teams. One is fired and the other's a lame duck with no future as a HC.

    Or do you consider both to be really good coaches who happened to have crappy rosters?
     
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    I have no idea if they are good coaches, but thinking that an NBA organization can't differentiate between a bad coach and a good coach with a bad roster seems ridiculous. McHale had a horrible record before coming to Houston, but Morey was able to recognize a good coach with a bad roster.

    All Brown has to do is exceed expectations to be considered a good coach. That doesn't require a winning record or making the playoffs. I am sure he and every assistant who interviewed for the job knows this.
     
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    So what happened to Doc Rivers in Orlando after he became COY and went .500 with a bunch of nobodies? Did Orlando think he's a good coach, or did they fire him?
     

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