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76ers to play Ben Simmons at point guard

Former 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie may be gone, but the new regime is already making decisions that could affect the development of No. 1 pick Ben Simmons. Head coach Brett Brown said the team plans to play the 6-foot-10, 240-pound Simmons at point guard in the future. And he was very clear: Not point forward, point guard. “When I say point guard I mean point guard,” Brown...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Brown says Ben Simmons will eventually play point guard for Sixers

It’s been less than two weeks since they made him the top overall selection in the NBA Draft, and already the Sixers have big plans in mind for prized young rookie Ben Simmons. Sixers head coach Brett Brown sees the 19-year-old Simmons eventually playing point guard for the team, though not right away, he told Scott Howard-Cooper of on Wednesday. “I think the point-guard...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Brown: 76ers will play Ben Simmons at point guard

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown has lofty expectations for No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons in the coming years. Among other things, he says he expects Simmons to play point guard, though he made it clear that won’t be happening this upcoming season. “He would be all over the place,” Brown said, per Scott Howard-Cooper of “It seems quite reckless to...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor talks about hearing his name in trade rumors

Rumors around the NBA world will be heating up soon as the league prepares for this month’s draft. A lot of the rumors thus far have surrounded the possibility that the Philadelphia 76ers may be looking to move last year’s lottery pick Jahlil Okafor. Speaking on a ton of topics with Basketball Insiders Alex Kennedy on Wednesday, the former Duke standout touched on these rumors...
Via Sportsnaut
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

PJ Carlesimo could reportedly join Sixers staff if Mike D’Antoni leaves

As the Sixers’ post-Sam Hinkie makeover continues, it could be bringing a well-known basketball figure back into the spotlight: P.J. Carlesimo. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Friday, Carlesimo could join the Sixers staff to replace Mike D’Antoni as head coach Brett Brown’s top assistant if D’Antoni does indeed leave the team. Sources: If...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Sixers coach Brett Brown believes Joel Embiid will be ready next season

Joel Embiid has not logged a second of NBA action since getting drafted third overall by the Philadelphia 76ers back in 2014. But coach Brett Brown feels that that will change shortly. In an interview with a local Philadelphia-based radio station (transcribed by James Herbert of CBS Sports), Brown stated unequivocally that he believes Embiid will be ready for the start of the 2016...
Via Sportsnaut
May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 76ers: Could Brett Brown be the next to go?

When you think of “The Process”, you think of two guys associated with it in some way. One is Sam Hinkie, the former general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, and the second is Brett Brown, the current head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. Both guys have been with the 76ers since the first day of “The Process”, so you could wonder whether Brett Brown could be the next guy...
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Brett Brown confident overseas star Dario Saric will join Sixers

The Philadelphia 76ers might be in the midst of a historically bad run for the franchise. They enter this weekend’s action with an 8-54 record. This comes on the heels of Philadelphia finishing last season with 18 wins. With all that said, things aren’t as dire in Philadelphia as many would like us to believe. In the hunt for the first pick in the 2016 NBA draft, there’s a...
Via Sportsnaut
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Brett Brown signs two-year extension with Philadelphia 76ers

Front office changes may have hit the Philadelphia 76ers, but coach Brett Brown isn't going anywhere anytime soon.Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported Friday that Brown has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep the coach in Philadelphia through the 2018-2019 hoops season. It is an interesting development since there was shuffling in the team's front office...
Via Yardbarker
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Popovich says he'd last ‘about a month’ as coach of Sixers

The Sixers are once again expected to finish near the bottom of the NBA’s Eastern Conference in what is another year on the quest to land a top draft pick. Brett Brown is the team’s head coach and he’s in an unenviable position to say the least, one Gregg Popovich wouldn’t last long in. Popovich is, of course, the man at the helm of one of the model organizations in all...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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