THE PROCESS PROVED TRUSTWORTHY, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE SIXERS?
May 13, 2019, 11:07 pmBrett BrownTeam, Philadelphia Sixers
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Brett Brown will return to coach the Sixers next season.
There was plenty of speculation that a playoff exit this early would mean Brown would be fired, but it appears he’ll get more time to guide the process. Philadelphia’s offseason will be full of big decisions, and the roster that Brown coaches could once again look quite different in his seventh season with the team.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
May 11, 2019, 7:42 pmBrett BrownTeam, Philadelphia Sixers
Marc Stein is hearing that Brett Brown may need an NBA Finals appearance in order to secure his job for next season, and there's very little chance that he would return if the Sixers lost Game 7 to the Raptors.
Brown is being burdened by monstrous expectations despite taking over during the team's worst seasons and shepherding the organization through The Process. It might not be fair to pin a premature exit entirely on Brown since the Sixers have basically had three different roster cores this season alone, but that's life in an organization that has true championship aspirations. How tomorrow's Game 7 plays out could change the league landscape this summer.
Source: New York Times
April 14, 2019, 9:26 amBrett BrownTeam, Philadelphia Sixers
Sixers’ owner Josh Harris was non-committal when asked about Brett Brown’s job status for next season.
When provided the chance to shed some light about how management viewed their coach’s long-term status, Harris was terse, offering little more than saying, “we have a lot of confidence in Brett and are glad that he is leading us in the playoffs and we are focused on that.” This came before the Sixers’ Game 1 loss against Brooklyn. It’s unclear how far the Sixers would need to go into the postseason to protect Brown’s status for next season, but it should be clear to anyone that a first round ouster to the Nets will undoubtedly result in Brown’s as well.
Source: The Inquirer
August 31, 2018, 3:45 pmBrett BrownCoach, Philadelphia Sixers
As reported by Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers have been granted permission to interview Golden State’s Larry Harris, Houston’s Gersson Rosas and Utah’s Justin Zanik for their vacant general manager position,
Philly has been without a GM since June when they let go of Bryan Colangelo after the embarrassing Twittergate fiasco which saw confidential player information shared by Twitter accounts linked to Colangelo’s wife. After spending all summer without a general manager the Sixers have finally started the process.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
August 27, 2018, 5:10 pmBrett BrownTeam, Philadelphia Sixers
Sixers managing partner Josh Harris says that the team remains engaged in a GM search but wouldn't rule out leaving the current structure in place.
When Bryan Colangelo stepped down Philly promoted head coach Brett Brown into the interim GM role where he's been assisted by Ned Cohen, Mark Eversley and Elton Brand. It's been a rough offseason for the Sixers in terms of free agency and personnel changes, and the GM role would ideally be filled by someone who can focus on the one job full-time once the season begins. One hopes that Brown is too busy coaching the Sixers to a high seed to worry about the trade deadline, for example. The Sixers have a very attractive setup and shouldn't have too much trouble finding a qualified candidate.
July 10, 2018, 11:12 amBrett BrownTeam, Philadelphia Sixers
The Sixers have been without a full-time president of basketball operations/general manager since Bryan Colangelo resigned on June 7th, but the search could drag on.
“I think it’s going to take a while to find the right person,” Sixers co-managing partner Josh Harris said Monday at the NBA Summer League. “I hate to keep talking about it, but we really need to find the right person who can develop the special culture. It’s very consensus-oriented.” The Sixers prefer someone with GM experience while they would like to keep the front-office personnel intact. Multiple sources have said that Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA’s executive vice president for basketball operations has expressed interest in the job. Former Cavs’ GM David Griffin was once mentioned as the leading candidate for the job while R.C. Buford has also been identified as a possible target, but the Sixers would have a tough time prying him away from San Antonio.
June 21, 2018, 6:36 pmBrett BrownTeam, Philadelphia Sixers
Sixers beat writer Tom Moore mentioned the Sixers could trade up, down, or for a vet with their No. 10 pick in the first round.
The Sixers also have picks 26, 38 and two late second round picks. Michael Scotto, of The Athletic, reported the Sixers looked at trading 10, 26 and Markelle Fultz to move up in order to draft Michael Porter Jr., but that “dampened” after more medical reports came out. Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Sixers are willing to trade down from 10 in order for a team to move up and draft Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as Charlotte is eyeing him at pick 11. Tom Moore then added that the Sixers could also trade the pick for a veteran player.
Source: Tom Moore on Twitter
June 19, 2018, 10:10 amBrett BrownTeam, Philadelphia Sixers
A select group of basketball minds, led by Brett Brown, will be huddled in a room at the Sixers’ complex in Camden, scrutinizing every pick, every deal and every player that the team targets.
Signing off on the decisions Brett Brown makes are owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer, but it won’t just be the three of them in the draft-night war room. Marc Eversley, the vice president of player personnel, Ned Cohen, the vice president of basketball operations and chief of staff, and Alex Rucker, the vice president of analytics and strategy, all brought in by Bryan Colangelo will be attending. Vince Rozman, the senior director of basketball operations, a holdover from the Sam Hinkie regime and Elton Brand, general manager for the Delaware Blue Coats will also have a saying. For the past few weeks, it has been the job of those five individuals to get Brown up to speed on the scouting material, checklists, and player reviews that have long been in the works. Since the Sixers have plans to land at least one big name during free agency and own six draft picks (10, 26, 38, 39, 56, 60), they expect for deals to come rushing in. It’s also clear that the organization has placed a premium on athleticism heading into Thursday night’s draft, with Kevin Knox and Zhaire Smith some of their main targets.
Source: Phily Inquirer
May 29, 2018, 10:47 pmBrett BrownTeam, Philadelphia Sixers
The Sixers and Brett Brown have agreed to a three-year contract extension.
It's a deserved development for Brown, who had to put up with years of roster churn as part of Philly's famed Process. He was able to get his talent-bereft teams to play hard for the most part, and now that the years of losing have finally paid off it's only right that Brown gets to flex his coaching muscles with something that's more than a prospect Petri dish. He wasn't at his sharpest in the second round against Boston but Brown's ability to develop young talent and assemble competitive groups regardless of talent level is something that the Sixers will take great advantage of going forward.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
May 12, 2018, 5:07 pmBrett BrownTeam, Philadelphia Sixers
The Sixers will talk about a contract extension with Brett Brown, whose current contract will expire after next season.
It's no surprise after Brown guided the Sixers to a great season that surpassed all expectations. Some of his shortcomings were exposed in the second round but he did a great job developing talent as the Sixers went through their notorious Process, always getting his teams to play hard and compete despite major talent deficiencies. Now that Philly is clearly ready to compete, the goalposts will shift a bit but it looks like Brown will be with the Sixers for the foreseeable future.
May 8, 2018, 2:01 pmBrett BrownTeam, Philadelphia Sixers
The Sixers analytics team crafted a player rotation template before the season for coach Brett Brown.
The template, using analytics to decide which lineups are best at certain times, called for "mega-staggering" and "rapid-fire substitutions. The staggering makes sure at least one of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are on the floor at all times other than garbage time. However, Brown still has freedom to tweak the rotation like he did starting T.J. McConnell over Robert Covington in Game 4's victory. But it hasn't all been good, "Everybody was uncomfortable, really," Brown says. "I understood. I was uncomfortable. It came with pain. It came with questioning." J.J. Redick agreed. "It has definitely been a source of some contention." Ben Simmons also commented after Game 4, "It was definitely hard, I really had to get used to it, and then things change again in the playoffs." The players may dislike it, but fantasy owners can at least know their guys will get consistent playing time game in and game out making them safe players to draft next season if they continue to use the template.
March 1, 2018, 12:55 pmErsan IlyasovaPF, Philadelphia Sixers
Ersan Ilyasova will be available to play Thursday against the Cavs in a bench role.
Ilyasova already knows the Sixers very well as he played with them last year and found success in spurts, so it is not surprising that he will already be able to play. Brett Brown has stated that Dario Saric will remain the starting power forward and Ilyasova’s role will be off the bench. The Sixers still have Amir Johnson and Richaun Holmes in the frontcourt and it will remain to be seen how the backup minutes shake out. In addition, the recent addition of Marco Belinelli will limit Ilyasova’s scoring potential off the bench. He does not need to be owned unless there is an injury that allows him to start.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
Brett Brown said of Joel Embiid possibly playing back-to-backs: "That is still on the table, in that we're considering it...it’s certainly progressed form no back-to-backs to we are looking at it." Any news on Joel Embiid…
BRETT BROWN WILL HAVE HIS HANDS FULL NEXT SEASON TRYING TO MANAGE HIS YOUNG BIGS