Following a quick playoff exit, the Sixers are widely expected to part ways with head coach Brett Brown, according to multiple reports.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that Brown, who has two years remaining on his contract, has no “internal momentum” to return for another season; Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports wrote that the anticipation within coaching circles is that the Sixers will part with Brown in the coming days; and Shams Charania of The Athletic cited multiple sources with knowledge of the situation in reporting that the 76ers are expected to make a coaching change.
Sources tell Haynes that Brown “never grabbed full command” of the locker room during his time as the Sixers’ head coach. As Haynes details, Al Horford expressed frustration earlier this season about not having a defined role communicated to him, and some people in the locker room have questioned Brown’s handling of rookie Matisse Thybulle, who has seen his minutes fluctuate drastically at times. Josh Richardson also expressed on Sunday that “more accountability” is necessary going forward, per Sacha Pisani of Sporting News.
“I don’t think there was much accountability this season and I think that was part of our problem,” Richardson said. “… (When) guys are not doing their job on or off the court, there’s got to be some kind of consequence — not consequence, but we’ve got to be able to talk to each other and listen. And not (just) listen to say something back, but actually hear (each other). It’s a hard lesson to learn for some people, but in order for us to make this playoff run that I think we all want, I know we all want, it’s got to start.”
Until the Sixers officially make a decision on Brown, it’s probably too early to identify frontrunners for the job. But Charania hears from sources that Sixers assistant Ime Udoka, Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue, former Kings coach Dave Joerger, and Villanova coach Jay Wright are among the names to watch.
If Simmons and Joel embiid were older I would say that’s a possibility but since they’re young you really don’t want to give away future first-round picks just to dump contracts that your team signed. Just be better about giving up big contracts. Either trade the guy or ride it out.. it’s only 3 more years.
Maybe only 4 teams Are possible to take Horford contract to help 76ers save big tax
It’s remarkable that Brand has isn’t feeling any heat from inside the organization. He made some very risky moves that didn’t pay off and also sold off most of the assets accumulated during the process.
believe in the process! except losing Simmons on the defense side hurt…not keeping jjr around hurt offensively….signing Harford was a mistake…rotations were not good…so.e players got no time when last year they provided a spart…brown and a few players need to go…Brand not safe either!
Letting JJ leave was boo boo for sure. Simmons can’t shoot. Gonna be Tuff for any coach. Embiid can not be treated as super star/prima donna….” Joel when do you want to practice tomorrow???” He hasn’t won shit…always hurt…not in shape. One of those potential guys…..horford numbers are better at the 5….just saying.
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