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Brett Brown reportedly to accept 76ers head coaching position

The 76ers and Brett Brown have agreed on a 4 year contract, reports Ian Thomsen of Sports Illustrated.


It seems like the 76ers (extremely) long coaching search may finally have reached a conclusion.

The 76ers offered their vacant head coaching job to Brett Brown last week.  It appears that the 52 year old Brown, despite being urged not to accept the offer, has agreed to terms with the 76ers on a reported 4 year guaranteed contract.

We've covered Brown's credentials quite a bit here in recent days.  The short version is that he's been a Spurs assistant coach for the past 7 years, and was San Antonio's director of player development for the previous 5, while also coaching the Australian nation team in the 2012 Olympics.  I urge you to read Rich Hofmann's look at Brown from a few weeks ago for more details on his resume.

Related: A Closer Look at Brett Brown

Brown has been noted for his player development experience, which was no doubt a key factor in Sam Hinkie's decision making process throughout the search.  He is the second assistant to leave the Spurs this summer after Mike Budenholzer left to take the open Atlanta position.

Brown will be the 8th head coach for the 76ers since Larry Brown left after the 2002-2003 season.

No confirmation yet from the 76ers or details on when a press conference will be held.

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