Originally written on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 10/17/14
It's been three weeks since Draft night when a report broke during the draft stating San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown was about to be hired by the Philadelphia 76ers as their new head coach. Later that Thursday evening, Spurs General Manager R.C. Buford dispelled the rumor and said no such deal had been done. Since those three weeks, there have been multiple reports of the 76ers speaking with other assistant coaches around the NBA as they are still the only franchise without a head coach. Early Thursday morning, ESPN's Marc Stein had some interesting tweets from his sources saying after all the interviews are done, Brown could likely be the man hired for the job. No matter how many candidates Sixers interview, coaching insiders continue to insist Philly job is going to Michael Curry or Brett Brown — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 18, 2013 But word in coaching circles persists that Curry on one-year basis while team tanks or Brown off Spurs' bench still Philly's top two options — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 18, 2013 Latest rumble is that Brett Brown, one of Pop's longtime top aides in SA and Australia's NT coach, will get last interview Philly conducts — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 18, 2013 The Brown to 76ers interest has actually been going on reportedly since June 25, two days before the draft as the 76ers were granted permission by the Spurs to speak with Brown. Brown was also a top candidate for the Boston Celtics before they hired Brad Stevens. The Spurs' assistant coaches currently on staff are Brown, Ime Udoka, and the newly hired Jim Boylen. Mike Budenholzer has begun his offseason as the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, while there was a rumor the Spurs were interested in Ron Adams, before he decided to take a job as an assistant with the Celtics. For now Brown remains an assistant under Gregg Popovich, but his tenure in San Antonio may be coming to a close if he's selected by the 76ers. 
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Kobe has prevented Lakers from signing top talent

Alleged details of War Machine's suicide letter released

Austin Davis says Rams security didn't recognize him

LeBron: Bulls are 'much better' than Cavs right now

Redskins to stick with Colt McCoy over Kirk Cousins

Rick Pitino: Louisville will beat FSU in football

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Rams considered favorites to move to LA

Kobe to Julius Randle: You’re an idiot if you (expletive) this up

Slava Voynov arrested on D.V. charge, suspended indefinitely

Report: Ray Rice could be reinstated within next month

Earl Thomas: Refs need to stay out of it and let us dominate

Browns lament ‘unacceptable’ loss to winless Jaguars

10 NBA players who could be traded by the All-Star break

WATCH: Jimbo Fisher gets annoyed, cuts interview short

WATCH: Les Miles has classic reaction to dumb question

WATCH: Tennessee coach tried to trip Ole Miss player?

News station congratulates Gary Payton for breaking TD record

Did Sidney Crosby troll Flyers fans with Halloween costume?

Why Dan Mullen is not leaving Mississippi State

12 amazing stats from Week 7

World Series preview: Will Giants or Royals win it all?

NFL tweets graphic of recipients of Manning's 509 TD passes

Hockey fights of the week

10 takeaways from NFL Week 7

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Details of War Machine's suicide letter leaked

Angry Jimbo Fisher cuts off interview

Is Kobe's deal hurting the Lakers?

Tenn. coach tried to trip Ole Miss CB?

GGG continues his reign of terror

The 6 things that mattered this weekend in the premier league

News station congratulates Gary Payton for TD record

Ray Rice could be back by Week 10?

12 amazing stats from Week 7

World Series preview

Favre: I got calls about playing last season

10 takeaways from NFL Week 7

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.