Brett Brown Will Return for 2019-20 Season
Less than 24 hours after their heart-breaking loss to the Raptors, the Philadelphia 76ers conducted exit interviews. Many players were asked questions about the rumors swirling around Brett Brown's job security, with a few guys mentioning how he will be here for a long time.
With a ton of speculation going on during the entire playoffs, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed that Brown would return for his 7th season as Sixers head coach.
Josh Harris told reporters during his post-season media availability that Brett's job was "never in jeopardy", despite being vague about Brett's position heading into the playoffs. Harris clarified to the media that Brett Brown knew his job was not in question during the Toronto series.
While it might come as a surprise to few that Brett is back, the backing he has from the team and organization has to be noted. Each player at the podium expressed praise for how Brown managed the three different teams throughout the 2019-20 season.
Here was what Joel Embiid had to say about Brett's job rumors:
"I heard about all these rumors and I thought it was [expletive]. He’s done a fantastic job. He’s been there through everything and this year, I think he grew even more as a coach. It’s hard when you’ve got five guys who can score the ball and do a lot of things on the basketball court. At the end of the day, it comes down to the players."
Here's JJ Redick's comments from his exit interview:
"It seems like it's pretty obvious that I would say that I love Brett, I've loved playing for him, he has my full support, and I think what he has done for this organization is nothing short of remarkable...I don't feel it necessary to defend Brett to anyone, I think his work speaks for itself."
Jimmy Butler also had heavy praise for Brett:
"But I think he has a huge heart. He’s a great, great dude and he works incredibly hard. You’ve gotta respect that about him. He’s always thinking of how he can make everybody great, which is hard to do when you have a roster like we have/had, but I think he’s going to be here for a long time."