Jackson: I’m Happy That Brett Brown’s The Interim GM
Entering the week leading up to the 2018 NBA Draft, the 76ers owned six draft picks in this year's draft and many people believed that the organization would be active on Draft Night. The Sixers emerged from Thursday Night with three perimeter scorers who are good defenders (Zhaire Smith, Landry Shamet, Shake Milton) along with three future second round picks and the Miami Heat's 2021 First Round Draft pick. Since June 7th, Brett Brown has served as the Interim General Manager to oversee Basketball Operations this offseason until the organization hires a new General Manager. Brown has served as Sixers Head Coach for five seasons after working in the Spurs organization for 12 years where he worked as an Assistant Coach and Director of Player Development.
NBC Sports Philadelphia Sixers Analyst Marc Jackson joined The Sports Bash on Friday discussing the job Brett Brown did at Thursday Night's NBA Draft:
"I’m happy that he's the interim general manager or maybe permanent, who knows. But I’m excited that he, himself was the general manager at (the NBA Draft) because most general managers wouldn’t have been that honest, they wouldn’t have became full transparency with us, so I’m happy that it’s Brett Brown that got that job at that time to give us that information....(Sixers) going to swing for the fences, that’s for sure; (Brett Brown used) the (Sam) Hinkie and the Danny Ainge playbook: Acquiring assets, they went all out. Like I said, they’re swinging for the fences."
Hear what Jackson had to say about Markelle Fultz's shot, Zhaire Smith as a prospect, potential of Kawhi Leonard coming to Philadelphia, and more