Report: Sixers Offer Vacancy to Brett Brown
The Philadelphia 76ers coaching search could finally come to an end.
According to Yahoo! Sports, the Sixers have offered their vacancy to San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown.
The two sides are continuing to negotiate a contract, but the job has been offered to Brown, citing league sources.
Brown has served as an assistant under Gregg Popvich for the last seven seasons, along with Mike Budenholzer who recently bolted to Atlanta to be their next head coach.
Brown was one of four candidates who met with the Sixers in New York this week joining Jay Larranaga, Adrian Griffin and Kenny Atkinson. Current Sixers associate coach Michael Curry was also considered a finalist for the job.
Brown coached in the Australian National Basketball League for 14 seasons, winning 149 games. Brown also served as head coach for the Australian National team leading them to a Bronze medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Media and fan scrutiny has grown during the summer months with the Sixers pace, or lack thereof, on hiring their next head coach after the team had parted ways with Doug Collins close to four months ago.
Expect an announcement sometime next week if the two sides can come to a contract agreement.