Changes are likely coming for the Philadelphia 76ers.
But a new head coach won’t be among them.
Brett Brown will return for his seventh season on the Philly sidelines, managing partner Josh Harris told ESPN on Monday night. The vote of confidence comes after the 76ers fell to the Toronto Raptors on a Kawhi Leonard buzzer-beater in Game 7 of the second round Sunday night.
“Stuff like that, we’ve talked internally a lot. The club can respond to that,” Brown told reporters after the game.
And that they did.
Brown’s job had been considered in jeopardy if the 76ers failed to reach at least the Eastern Conference Finals.
The long-time coach has overseen the team’s “Process,” it’s self-proclaimed journey from the bottom of the league to the top.
“I was off social media. I heard about all these rumors and I just thought it was bulls–t,” star Joel Embiid said Sunday. “He’s done a fantastic job. He’s been there through everything and then this year I think he grew even more as a coach. He learned. We all learned.”
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