Brett Brown Named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month
Shortly after news broke that Ben Simmons was named Rookie of the Month for the fourth time this season, Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown was rewarded with Eastern Conference Coach of the Month honors for games played in March and April.
Brown led the Sixers to an NBA-best 20-3 record over that span as Philadelphia broke a single-season franchise record for most consecutive wins (16), which is also the most victories in a row entering the playoffs in NBA history.
Over the 23 game span, the Sixers ranked first in the following categories:
- Points (115.9)
- Field-goal percentage (48.9),
- Effective field-goal percentage (55.9)
- Rebounds (49.2)
- Assists (30.8),
- Assist-to-turnover ratio (2.16)
They ranked second in:
- True shooting percentage (58.4)
- Offensive rating (112.5)
- Defensive rating (99.7)
- Net rating (12.8)
Throughout Philadelphia's "Process", Brown has been at the forefront no matter the guy in charge up top whether it was Sam Hinkie or is Bryan Colangelo. During the abysmal years of the process, he kept the attitude positive and never delineated from the end goal. Now, thanks to Brown, the Sixers young core has an impressive growing culture and a locker room of athletes that plays for one another.
Although he might not end up winning Coach of the Year, his resume has been extremely impressive this season and the gradual development of the team's program and culture is due in large part to Brown's knowledge, passion and dedication to basketball, player development and the growth of the Philadelphia 76ers organization as a whole.
Brandon Apter is a contributor to 97.3 ESPN and managing editor at SportsTalkPhilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @bapter23