The Philadelphia Sixers won 52 games in the regular season and had an impressive playoff run that ended in a competitive five-game series against the Boston Celtics in the semifinals. The Philadelphia front office seems to be prepared to keep this group together for the foreseeable future, and according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, that starts with a three-year contract extension for head coach Brett Brown.
Brown, in his five years as head coach, steered the “Process Sixers” through former general manager Sam Hinkie’s drawn-out strategy of procuring assets and top draft picks by losing an incredible amount of games, to the point of becoming a real championship contender over the next few years in the NBA.
Over the course of Brown’s first four seasons in Philadelphia, the team lost 77 percent of their contests.
Philadelphia made the postseason this past year for the first time since the 2011-2012 season. Under Brown, the Sixers built an identity of a squad that can play stifling team-defense, and with rookie Ben Simmons and All-Star Joel Embiid leading the offense, there are enough shots to go around to make them potently efficient.
During the regular season, the Sixers ranked third in the league in defensive efficiency, sat right below the Oklahoma City Thunder at 11th regarding offensive efficiency, and was one of best teams at sharing the ball as they ranked second in team assists with 27 per game.
After the season, Brown expressed his desires to see this young but talented team grow as a unit in hopes of reaching their full potential.
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“We’ve grown something that I think all of us, when you take a deep breath, look around and, collectively as an organization, I’m just so proud of where we are,” Brown said.
The news of Brown’s contract extension comes amid the revelation that Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo is allegedly the owner and operator of multiple Twitter accounts that have attacked members of the Sixer’s organization and leaked sensitive team information.