Sixers Fire Brett Brown in First of Many Changes
The Sixers are not wasting any time in changing the organization after their first-round playoff exit. The news became official that head coach Brett Brown has been relieved of his coaching duties in what is expected to be a complete makeover for the Sixers.
Brett Brown will finish his coaching tenure in Philadelphia with a record of 221-344 throughout seven seasons. His accomplishments here will never be forgotten as he carried the Sixers through the process and eventually leading them to the postseason. There is no doubt that Brown will land another coaching position in the NBA in the future.
Josh Harris would give high praise to Brett Brown in his press release today regarding the news.
"He is a high-character coach and leader and we're fortunate to have had him here. This is a difficult decision, but one we believe is necessary."
Along with the firing of the head coach, changes are also being made in the front office. Per ESPN's Adrain Wojnarowski Elton Brand will continue overseeing basketball operations, but the structure around him is subject to change.
Early reports have shown that current Clippers' assistant coach Ty Lue is a frontrunner to be the next head coach of the Sixers. After not being far removed from leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA championship, it is no surprise the organization is looking for him to take over as head coach.
It looks like the Sixers are preparing for a complete makeover ahead of next season. After the way this past season went, it is the right move by ownership. Salvaging what key assets are left is crucial as they look to bring in a new regime.
This set of moves can be a huge difference-maker for the team as they gear up for the future. With having two cornerstones like Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, it is crucial to have the best possible group of minds around them.
Having a new set of eyes and ears build around Embiid and Simmons can drastically change their careers in Philadelphia. It is not going to be easy, but a new front office group will still be equipped enough to turn this roster into a contender.