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76ers' Sunday Morning Shootaround: Thinking Out Loud

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In this edition of the Sunday Morning Shootaround, we take a trip back to when Brett Brown had (a lot of) hair, find the one coach who told Kyle Korver not to shoot threes, and show love to a coach who isn't getting much love from his former employer.

Like a fine wine, Brett Brown is getting better with age. Maine don't crack.
Like a fine wine, Brett Brown is getting better with age. Maine don't crack.
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Bruh. BRUH...

Look... we ALL have a picture and/or a video of ourselves from the past that we pray never makes it to social media. Lord knows that if that video of me in a brown short set from my niece's 1st birthday party ever makes it to YouTube, I'll be forced to take people out, Liam Neeson-style. But even that isn't as embarrassing as this picture of Brett Brown in the mid-90s while he was the head coach of the North Melbourne Tigers.

A brief trip down the YouTube Brett Brown rabbit hole failed to uncover anything more incriminating, but this clip of Brown (and a young Dante Exum) is entertaining in it's own right. The amount of hair Brown had back then as opposed to now is astonishing. I guess that's what happens when you have to coach Daniel Orton for a year.

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I was onboard with the Larry Drew move... until I learned that the Sixers had signed a 56-year-old man to play backup point guard. I'll say this: For someone who was drafted in 1980, he still moves around pretty well.

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YES.

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As creative as he is, Dave Chappelle didn't even fathom a tweet like this when he was kicking around ideas for his "When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong" sketch.

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Remember the days when Kyle Korver's primary claim to fame was that he bore a slight resemblance to Ashton Kutcher? Man... those were good times.

Nothing for nothing, Korver has carved out a pretty decent career for someone who Rod Thorn once traded for a copy machine. But the best Korver story centers around how Randy Ayers didn't want Korver shooting 3s. From Grantland:

"It's a telling contrast with Korver's first season in Philly, when Randy Ayers, the team's head coach, pushed Korver away from the 3-point arc. Ayers wanted his rookie to develop a midrange game and attack the basket before launching triples."

Ayers is now an assistant coach for the New Orleans Pelicans. If you visit his Wikipedia page, you'll be greeted by a picture of a man who isn't Randy Ayers.

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As a result of the tweet above, Matt Carey has been relieved of his duties at Liberty Ballers. We would like to thank Matt for his wealth of contributions over the past several months here at LB, and we wish him well in his future endeavors.

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Can I get this with a Knicks' logo, or nah?

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Nothing says "fandom" like scoring a 76 on a test and being proud of the fact that the grade has a direct connection to your favorite team. I'll even assume for the moment that Mr. Ogden did this on purpose, and if so, kudos to you, sir. I have it on good authority that Lil' Davey Rueter also notched a few 76s on a regular basis at Holy Ghost Prep, but he was actually trying to score 100.

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Some people call him the space cowboy... some people call him the gangster of love... some people call him Mo Cheeks...

Maurice Cheeks is the Sixers' all-time leader in both steals and assists, and yet he's forced to sit in the stands with the rest of us plebeians. You would think that the 76ers' franchise could find a club box seat or two for a man whose number is hanging from the rafters, especially one who coached the team for three-plus seasons in the not-too-distant past. If these are the seats that Mo gets, what do they do for the rest of the old coaches? Is Doug Moe even allowed into the building?

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Mascot comin'. #TeamBFranklinDogg