Philadelphia 76ers part ways with head coach Brett Brown after seven years. Sixers fired Brown as the organization restructures.
Boston Celtics swept the Philadelphia 76ers 4-0 during the NBA playoffs. The lackluster performance of Sixers led to their early exit. To be fair, Ben Simmons is unavailable to play. But even then, Celtics clearly outclassed Brown’s side.
“I have a tremendous level of respect for Brett both personally and professionally and appreciate all he’s done for the 76ers organization and the City of Philadelphia,” said Elton Brand, 76ers general manager.
“He did many positive things during his time here, developing young talent and helping position our team for three straight post-season appearances,” he added.
“Unfortunately, we fell well short of our goals this year and I believe it is best to go in a new direction. This will be an important offseason for us as we look to get back on track towards our goal of competing for an NBA championship,” Brand stated.
Brett Brown has been relieved of his head coaching duties.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) August 24, 2020
Off to a restart
Back in 2017, there were high hopes for the team to reach the NBA Finals. They had Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons as the front runner of the team. They managed to win 52 games and they landed third in the Eastern Conference.
The team showcased great talent as they defeated Miami Heat during the first round. However, the team could not break through the Celtics and they failed to reach the next round.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) August 23, 2020
The same thing happened this season that led to Brown’s departure.
That being said, Brand will continue to supervise the team’s progress.
Embiid and Simmons will most likely stay and be the center of the refresh. It is the team’s goal to find a new coaching staff that will take advantage of the duo.
The Philadelphia 76ers is eyeing Tyronn Lue as its new head coach. However, there is no confirmation about this yet.
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