76ers and Brett Brown agree to a three-year extension
Tuesday night, the Philadelphia 76ers and head coach Brett Brown agreed to a three-year extension. Brown had one year left on his current contract prior to coming to an agreement with the Sixers tonight. This season Brown helped guide the Sixers to the playoffs for the first time since the 2011-12 season. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the news late tonight.
Brown had one year left on his existing contract, so he’s signed through the 2021-2022 season. Significant commitment by Sixers reflecting franchise’s tremendous progress under Brown. https://t.co/9QTJ8dYvF4
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 30, 2018
Trusting the process
Brown was hired by the 76ers in 2013, where the team finished with a (19-63) record. For the next three seasons, the team would struggle to win 30 games. However, the team would have success in the draft by drafting Joel Embiid in 2014, Ben Simmons in 2016 and Markelle Fultz in 2017. Despite four lopsided seasons the Sixers finally reaped the benefits this year as the team made it to the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.
Philadelphia finished this season (52-30) and clinched the third seed in the Eastern Conference under Brown. Extending Brown’s contract is a good move for Philadelphia because of his familiarity with the organization. Although the 76ers were eliminated in the second round it is clear that the team has developed a defensive, physical and gritty style of play. Brown has done a great job of implementing a system by placing Simmons as the primary ball handler. The current roster kind of resembles the Miami Heat superstar team that featured Dwayne Wade, LeBron James, Chirs Bosh and a supporting cast filled with sharpshooters.
As of now, Brown is (127-283) after his fifth season with the team. This signing will help Philadelphia continue to grow and build a successful franchise with a winning culture. The 57-year-old coach is the right man for the job as he helped build and mold this team. Providing the former Spurs assistant coach with a three-year extension was the right move. If the Sixers can help Fultz get healthy, continue to draft well and sign key free agents this team will have a chance to compete in the east yearly.
— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) May 30, 2018
The 76ers finished this season 7th in PPG, 1st in RPG and second in ASP, according to stats.nba.com. Did the Sixers do the right by offering Brown a three-year extension?
Featured image; Philadelphia 76ers via Flickr.
All stats used in this article are from stats.nba.com