Despite his record of 75-253 as a Head Coach, Brett Brown is still respected around the NBA for his Basketball knowledge and his ability to teach the game in order to develop young players.  After surviving the Rebuild, the expectations are that the Sixers will take the next step forward and Brown will be given the opportunity to show he can be a winner now that he has real talent on the roster to put in his starting lineup each night.

Hoops Hype NBA Writer Alex Kennedy joined Mike Gill on Friday and discussed what new Sixers Guard JJ Redick said about Brett Brown and how that influenced his decision to join the 76ers:

"(JJ Redick) thinks Brett Brown’s one of the best coaches in the NBA. He did his homework when looking into different NBA teams and he talked to a lot of people before making this decision and he said a lot of the guys that he talked to that had either played for Brett Brown when he was in San Antonio or while he’s in Philadelphia said that he is the best coach I have ever played for. That was something that was interesting to me. He feels that because these last few years have been about tanking and losing games Brett Brown hasn’t gotten the credit he deserves, but he said Brett was a huge factor in why he wanted to come to Philly. He feels Brett is a terrific coach and he looks at the line-up they could have with Markelle Fultz, himself, Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, Joel Embiid- there’s a lot of options there. You could move those pieces around and he thinks that Coach Brown is the perfect guy to try to get the most out of all those players....They’ve had that Brett just comes off as a real smart guy and just great basketball IQ."

Checkout what Kennedy had to say about what Redick said about what else went into decision to join the Sixers, his perspective on the team's young talent, and more NBA talk

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