Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 10/29/12
San Antonio Spurs assistant coach, Brett Brown, has stepped down as head coach for Australia's men's basketball head coach according to the Brisbane Times. Brown, citing he can no longer commit to another four years as head coach, guided the Boomers to the 2012 London games where the team would eventually lose to Team USA in the tournament. It was a successful run in the Olympic tournament considering the team was without star Andrew Bogut. "I inherited a strong Boomer culture moulded by many committed, outstanding coaches and players that have come before me," Brown said in a statement.   "My staff and I are confident that the current program is well placed to again be brought forward."   "I leave with fond memories of a group of players who played with a spirit and toughness that earned the respect of the global basketball fraternity."   "I am proud to have been their coach."   "The basketball community should be excited to have our current group of core players and new talent emerging throughout the country." Brown, who coached guard Patty Mills with Team Australia and now with the Spurs, led the Boomers to what many consider one of the best runs at the Olympics during his four-year run as head coach. According to the report, Brown wants to focus more on his job with San Antonio which lent to his decision.
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