Basketball
Philadelphia 76ers Hire Brett Brown
By Luis Cuevas
Aug 13, 2013 - 1:23:28 PM

PHILADELPHIA—San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown has agreed to become the Philadelphia 76ers new head coach. Brown will sign a four-year contract to coach the Sixers.

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Tony Parker and Brett Brown.

 

New General Manager Sam Hinkie took awhile looking for a replacement before choosing Brown, who was part of three NBA titles with the San Antonio Spurs. The 52-year-old Brown was an assistant to Greg Popovich since 2002. He also coached the Australian men’s national team from 2009-12 and helped develop Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili into all-stars.

 

Brown will become the franchise's 24th coach and eighth since Larry Brown resigned in 2003. He will inherit a team that is in the rebuilding process. Hinkie was hired by Philadelphia from Houston and traded away Jrue Holiday on draft night for the draft rights to Nerlens Noel. Hinkie drafted Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams with the 11th overall pick.



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