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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.
Brown and Budenholer add to the 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.
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Brett Brown grew up in Maine, rooted for the Celtics and played college basketball at Boston University. It appears he’s interested in returning to his roots.
The longtime San Antonio Spurs assistant coach has expressed interest in filling the vacant head coaching position for the Boston Celtics, league sources told the Boston Globe on Friday.
However, Brown may not be on the market...
On Thursday evening during the NBA Draft, news broke claiming San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown was set to become the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.
However, just after the draft, Spurs General Manager R.C. Buford said the reports of the Brown-76ers hiring still weren’t official and said people were jumping the gun on that situation too early.
Manu Ginobili doesn't want to finish his career on a sour note.
The San Antonio Spurs guard struggled throughout the playoffs and his eight turnovers in Game 6 of the Finals proved costly in their loss to the Miami Heat.
"After much thinking, going over and over the bad plays, I feel better and content in spite of the bad outcome, and I find it difficult to believe that...
According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw is expected to his exercise his player option on his contract and remain with the Spurs for the 2013-2014.
Spurs forward Boris Diaw expects to opt-in to the final year of his contract paying $4.7 million next season, a source told Yahoo! Sports.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) June 28,...
The San Antonio Spurs may not have won the 2013 NBA title but their 2012 second round draft pick, Ryan Richards, finished his season with Vienna a champion.
Richards and BC Vienna defeated Oberwart, 68-55, 3-2 in the best of five series to capture the A Bundesliga title in the Austrian League. Richards averaged 12 points and 5 rebounds per game and in the title game, finished...
The San Antonio Spurs just won’t go away. Gregg Popovich led the Spurs within one game of their fifth NBA Championship with a combination of their star trio and several young role players who have completely bought into the direction of the franchise. The team has a few key free agents this NBA off-season and their number one priority should be keeping their core in tact.
Baxter Holmes, who's been a nice edition to the Boston Globe and Celtics beat, is reporting that Brett Brown hasn't been named the 76ers coach yet and is "extremely" interested in the Celtics head position.
Longtime San Antonio assistant coach Brett Brown, a Portland, Maine, native who played basketball at Boston University and grew up as a diehard Celtics fan...
Recently, there were reports that former San Antonio Spurs center Fabricio Oberto was to be offered an assistant coaching spot with his former team. However, according to Real GM, it appears "Fab" has not been offered a coaching spot.
Fabricio Oberto hasn't accepted an assistant coaching job, nor have the San Antonio Spurs offered him one, league source tells...
San Antonio Spurs: Spurs Season Review and Awards
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff
Record: 59-23- 2nd in West- Lost in NBA Finals to Miami Heat
- 5 seconds, the Spurs were 5 seconds away from winning the NBA Finals and Tim Duncan was 5 seconds away from his 5th championship. A couple of unlucky bounces, a few missed free throws and Ray Allen hitting the shot...
In 1999, fresh off their first NBA Championship, with a roster set to return almost in its entirety, the San Antonio Spurs traded their first round pick, Leon Smith, and tabbed a few foreign prospects in the second round; most notably, one Emanuel Ginobili (as he was called on draft night) with the 57th pick.
On that night the Spurs practically invented the draft-and-stash—a...
Former San Antonio Spurs center Fabricio Obero has announced his retirement from basketball (via Argentinean site La Gaceta) and will be mulling over offers to work in the NBA.
"I do not play with people's anxiety, I am a former basketball player," said Oberto.
This is Oberto's second time retiring. He announced his retirement while still in the NBA (with...
Note: Quixem Ramirez and I completed this email thread during the NBA Draft, specifically following the selection of Livio Jean-Charles
Trevor Zickgraf: Alright, the San Antonio Spurs draft Livio Jean-Charles from France. What was your first reaction to this pick, Q?
Quixem Ramirez: Full disclosure: I knew next to nothing about Livio Jean-Charles prior to his selection. Does...
Boris Diaw has decided to exercise his player option with the San Antonio Spurs for the 13-14 NBA season.
Diaw will earn $4.7 million.
Move over Eva Longoria! There is a new Mrs. Parker in town--or there will be whenever she and Tony Parker get married.
Yes, ladies, it appears that the point guard for the San Antonio Spurs is off the market.
It appears that the good folks at TerezOwens were in a Twitter conversation with the Spurs guard and he let a little something slip:
@rennx3 @Tissot Spend time...
So yesterday it seemed as though the Celtics were leaning towards hiring Spurs assistant Brett Brown. However, as we've suddenly learned, a lot can change in 24 hours. Turns out the Sixers moved quickly and offered Brown their head coaching position, which he accepted. From the New York Daily News.
The Sixers have decided to hire San Antonio assistant coach Brett Brown as their...