Thursday, July 30, 2015

Bob Brown's disciples lead Sixers, Bobcats

CHARLOTTE – It can be argued that for one day Bob Brown, literally, is the proudest man in the state of Maine.

Bob Brown's disciples lead Sixers, Bobcats

Philadelphia 76ers´ Brett Brown. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Brett Brown. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

 CHARLOTTE – It can be argued that for one day Bob Brown, literally, is the proudest man in the state of Maine.

That’s because New England’s legendary basketball coach had a hand in nurturing the head coaches in Friday’s game between the 76ers and the Charlotte Bobcats at the Time Warner Cable Arena.

Brown’s son, Brett, is the Sixers’ rookie coach.  Charlotte first-year coach Steve Clifford worked as an assistant coach under Bob Brown  at Saint Anselm College in Manchester. N.H. and later at Boston University.

And both Brett and Clifford are extremely grateful for the guidance Bob provided.

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“I was fortunate to work for him twice,” Clifford said. “And we remain close friends today. He did a ton for me both personally and professionally.”

Click here to read the story about Brett, Bob and Clifford I wrote back on Oct. 18 when the Sixers faced the Hornets in the preseason.

- Keith Pompey

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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