Brett Brown, 58, has his Philadelphia 76ers workforce three wins away from reaching the Japanese Convention semifinals to face both the Orlando Magic or the Toronto Raptors. Brown is accustomed to postseason success.
Brown was employed by Philadelphia because the workforce’s head coach on Aug. 14, 2013, after spending 9 seasons on the employees of Gregg Popovich in San Antonio. There Brown was a part of the Spurs employees that made the playoffs each season, reached the NBA Finals thrice and gained the NBA Finals twice. Being a part of these outcomes and the Popovich teaching tree made him a powerful candidate for a head teaching job.
Since being employed by the 76ers for his first head-coaching gig, Brown’s regular-season file has been 178-314. That’s an unimpressive successful proportion of .362 however for the primary few seasons in Philadelphia, Brown didn’t have a lot to work with. Heart Joel Embiid, who was drafted in 2014, was the workforce’s lone star till guard Ben Simmons was drafted in 2016. Guard Jimmy Butler was simply added this season.
Due to the current addition of expertise to the roster, 103 of Brown’s 178 wins have come over the previous two common seasons, that means the workforce averaged below 20 wins in Brown’s first 4 seasons. All of Brown’s postseason expertise has come over that point as nicely.
Brown has one playoff sequence win below his belt as a head coach. Within the 2017-18 season, Brown led the 76ers to a 4-1 win within the Japanese Convention quarterfinals over the Miami Warmth. Philadelphia was then eradicated within the Japanese Convention semifinals by the Boston Celtics, shedding that sequence 4-1. By Recreation 2 of the 76ers’ present Japanese Convention quarterfinals sequence in opposition to the Brooklyn Nets, Brown has a profession postseason file of 6-6, placing his successful proportion at a fair .500. Brown has a protracted solution to go to equal the playoff success of a few of his predecessors.
Brown is the 22nd head coach within the franchise’s historical past. The historical past of the place is storied, starting with the workforce’s first head man, Al Cervi. When the franchise was generally known as the Syracuse Nationals, Cervi took the workforce to the playoffs in every considered one of his seven full seasons. He reached the Finals thrice with one victory in these three Finals journeys. Those that would comply with in Cervi’s sneakers would make many playoff runs with one Finals win throughout a span of the following twenty years to comply with Cervi’s departure. Then got here Billy Cunningham.
Cunningham coached the 76ers for seven seasons from the 1978-79 season by the 1984-85 season. He took Philadelphia to the playoffs every season, reaching the Finals in three of these seasons. With gamers like Julius “Dr. J” Erving and Moses Malone, the 76ers gained the 1983 Finals with Cunningham on the helm.
Brown might have a protracted solution to go to rank among the many most profitable coaches in Philadelphia/Syracuse historical past, however with the present roster, it appears he has an opportunity. If he 76ers can maintain the workforce collectively and the gamers can keep wholesome, Brown might have many extra victories on his file earlier than he retires.