Brett Brown is no longer an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs.
Sources close to the coach announced on Monday that he was joining the Philadelphia 76ers as the franchises new head coach.
Brown has agreed to a four-year contract with the Sixer, according to SI.com
Brown, 52, has served for the past seven seasons as an assistant coach under Gregg Popovich. Before his time as an assistant, he was San Antonio’s player development coach.
Brett Brown also brings international coaching experience to the table. As the head coach of Australia’s 2012 Summer Olympics team in London, he grabbed a seventh-place finish.
The San Antonio Spurs, in the meantime, have proven their ability to develop assistants into head coaches. Brown joined Mike Budenholzer, who joined the Hawks as head coach during the offseason.
The Philadelphia 76ers are replacing Doug Collins, who was let go after three seasons.
Scouts love to watch for our nations best future players and apparently keep an eye on coaches from the Spurs.
He can’t do much worse than the man he’s replacing. During his three seasons with Philadelphia, Collins lead the team to records of: 41-41, 35-31, and 34-48. With only one season reaching over.500, it’s no wonder he is being replaced.
Do you think Brett Brown will be successful in Philly?