Report: 76ers set to hire Brett Brown as next coach (Update)


The San Antonio Spurs NBA coaching tree just grew bigger as teams continue to dip into San Antonio's coaching ranks. 

The Philadelphia 76ers are set to hire San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown as their next head coach according to the New York Daily News.

Brown replaces Doug Collins, who was not retained after this past season. Brown was an assistant for the past seven seasons under Gregg Popovich. Before that, he was the Spurs' player development coach for five years. He was also a candidate for the vacant Boston Celtics job to replace Doc Rivers and was up for the Denver job that went to Brian Shaw.
Brown is the second assistant coach to leave the Spurs once the season was over as Mike Budenholzer was the first to depart the Alamo City and become the head coach of the Hawks to replace Larry Drew.
The 76ers got one of the better assistant coaches in the league. He has heading coaching experience with the Australian national team and has learned from the best in the NBA, Gregg Popovich.
Though the Spurs nor the 76ers have confirmed the New York Daily News' report, but Brown adds to the long list of former players or coaches who has departed to take the reigns of another team. Avery Johnson, PJ. Carlesimo, and Mike Brown are a few of a long list.
What do you think Spurs fans? Here goes another solid coach to another NBA team.
UPDATE: According to the 76ers GM Sam Hinkie, the team has denied the New York Daily News report on Brett Brown becoming their new coach.
Saying "nothing of that substance happened," Hinkie also said after the draft: "We had a lot of things going on. That was not part of what happened in the last several hours."
Hinkie said he has yet to formally interview anyone following the departure of Doug Collins, who was not retained after three seasons as the club's coach.