Report: Brown to become new 76ers head coach


After months of deliberation, the Philadelphia 76ers have reached an agreement with former San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown according to

Brown's deal spans four years, though the monetary value remains undisclosed. Brown, 52, replaces Doug Collins, whose teams finished with a 110-120 record, including two playoff appearances, in his three seasons with the organization. Collins' sub-par record and inability to adhere to the new statistical regime made him expendable.

Brown spent the past seven seasons in San Antonio, giving him ample first hand experience from first ballot Hall of Famer Gregg Popovich. He also headed the seventh place Australian Boomers in the 2012 Olympics.

Philadelphia is in the midst of a massive rebuild, and Brown will have to quickly adapt to that new reality, a dramatic change after being apart of one of the most successful organizations in basketball. Brown is the second high-ranking Spurs assistant to flee for a head coaching job this offseason — Mike Budenholzer signed with the Atlanta Hawks.

Former Indiana Pacers assistant Jim Boylen and Ime Udoka will inherit their respective roles on the bench.