Saturday, February 13, 2016

Brown: Sixers hope Noel can come back

Brett Brown tried to clarify his Monday comments where the 76ers rookie head coach said he didn’t expect Nerlens Noel to play this season.

Brown: Sixers hope Noel can come back

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Sixers head coach Brett Brown. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Sixers head coach Brett Brown. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Brett Brown tried to clarify his Monday comments where the 76ers rookie head coach said he didn’t expect Nerlens Noel to play this season.

At Tuesday’s practice, Brown said the decision whether the rookie will play “is going to made by a variety of a lot smarter people that me. Who knows what’s going to happen with Nerlens? We hope he can come back.”

The 6-foot-11 center is still recovering from a torn anterior ligament in his left knee.  He was expected to be sidelined until December while he recovered from the injury, suffered in February during his lone season at Kentucky.

The Sixers acquired the sixth overall pick from New Orleans in a draft-day trade for all-star point guard Jrue Holiday.

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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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