Pompey: Have To Give Brett Brown A Chance To Coach
With the 76ers reaching the postseason for the first time in six years, Head Coach Brett Brown deserves credit for his leadership in developing the team's young stars over the last couple years. The team has grown from a 10-win season to reaching 28 wins and then this season accomplishing 52 wins along with becoming the third seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. After working in the San Antonio Spurs organization for over a decade, Brown has been a major part of the development of the Sixers from Rebuild to Contender.
Philadelphia Inquirer Sixers Beat Writer Keith Pompey joined The Sports Bash on Friday discussing the future of Brett Brown as Sixers Head Coach:
“There’s some people who are going to say ‘You got to fire the guy, look at the mistakes he made’ – I don’t think you can fire a coach who took a team from 28 wins to 52, a guy who had the third seed in the (Eastern Conference) and did the things that he accomplished. I don’t think you can fire him now….You may say that Brett Brown was kind of stubborn in a couple of those (playoff) games not calling a timeout, not going to Justin Anderson, depending on Marco Belinelli a little bit too long when (the Celtics) kept scoring on him at will. But he did make some adjustments, some people may say a little too late. But at the same time we want to talk about Ben Simmons being inexperienced as far as a Playoff-Type Point Guard, well even though Brett Brown was on San Antonio’s staff I think he just made some inexperienced decisions. So you can’t fire a guy because he made mistakes in the playoffs, no you have to give him a chance to coach.”
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