Mike Brown is Off the Table for Sixers
As the Sixers continue their search for a new head coach to replace Doug Collins, one high profile name can officially be taken off the list.
Mike Brown, who took the Cavs to the playoffs in all five seasons he was head coach (2005 to 2010), has reunited with his old team and agreed to a five-year, $20 million deal, sources told ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst and ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard on Tuesday.
Brown went 272-138 overall with the Cavs, teaming with Lebron James on a run to the NBA Finals in 2007. He was fired after the Cavs lost to Boston in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals, shortly before James decided to leave Cleveland as a free agent.
With Brown not out of the running in Philadelphia, the Sixers still have a host of other candidates out there to fill their vacant coaching position.
Will they go after a high profile name like Byron Scott, Avery Johnson, or the Van Gundy brothers or will they go with a young, unknown, and up and coming coach that is just looking for an opportunity. After all, this isn't the most appealing job in the league with its lack of talent and likelihood that Andrew Bynum won't return to Philadelphia. This is the tough task that lies ahead for these Sixers. Who do you think the best fit would be?