Brett Brown didn’t have to wait long to learn his fate.
He’s coming back.
Brown will return as the Philadelphia 76ers’ coach next season, according to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Brett Brown will return as the Philadelphia 76ers coach next season, managing partner Josh Harris told ESPN on Monday night. Harris, Brown and GM Elton Brand met today to discuss offseason priorities, including draft and free agency.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 14, 2019
The news comes after Marc Stein’s report over the weekend, which stated that Brown had “little chance” of surviving a second-round exit. Well, that’s obviously now not the case and Stein admitted he was wrong via twitter.
I was clearly wrong. Spoke to two people I believed who said Brett Brown had “little chance” to survive a second-round exit, included that forecast in Sunday’s Game 7 preview column and the Sixers tonight backed their coach by telling @ESPN that Brown will return next season
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) May 14, 2019
Must’ve been a BC burner account leaking him the tip.
Now that Brown is back and if the Sixers can retain both Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris, he’ll get an entire year with the fearsome foursome of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Butler and Harris instead of just the final 10 games of this past regular season and the postseason.
But there’s no more excuses, better results are a priority.
NBA Finals or bust.