Sixers have released Michael Curry and the rest of the coaching staff. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The following is a statement from Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach Brett Brown on making the decision that Michael Curry, Aaron McKie and Jeff Capel will not be part of the 76ers coaching staff next season.

“This decision takes nothing away from the talent and loyalty of Michael Curry, Aaron McKie and Jeff Capel, but is more about making a fresh start here in Philadelphia,” said Brown. “I respect the way this staff did their job and how they handled themselves with tremendous class and professionalism, which needs to be acknowledged. I am grateful for all the work they've done this off-season leading up to this decision.”