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BREAKING: Brett Brown to return as Sixers Head Coach

Sigh of relief!

NBA: Playoffs-Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Sixers will not be making a coaching change this summer — Brett Brown will return for his seventh season as the team’s Head Coach.

After winning just 75 games in his first four seasons with the team as the front office executed an aggressive rebuild, Brown has been the architect of back-to-back 50-plus win teams.

There was much speculation over Brown’s job security as team management pushed forward the window for championship contention and expectations rose dramatically. A New York Times report from over the weekend stated that Brown had “little chance” of surviving if the team was knocked out in the second round once again. But after a devastating Game 7 defeat at the hands of the Toronto Raptors, Sixers ownership and upper management has elected to stick with the man who has overseen a hefty rebuild from one of the worst teams in NBA history to a team vying for championships.