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Brown not necessarily interested in hiring a former head coach

One would assume that Brett Brown would fill his remaining assistant-coaching vacancy with someone with NBA head-coaching experience.

Brown not necessarily interested in hiring a former head coach

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Philadelphia 76ers incoming head coach Brett Brown is open to all options, when it comes to his coaching staff. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Philadelphia 76ers incoming head coach Brett Brown is open to all options, when it comes to his coaching staff. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

One would assume that Brett Brown would fill his remaining assistant-coaching vacancy with someone with NBA head-coaching experience.

But the 76ers rookie head coach said that’s not necessarily the case.

“I don’t feel with this team that it’s mandatory that I have to surround myself with perspective or wisdom or, you know, an Owl that’s been there, done that,” Brown said. “I feel that this year’s team is about development. And I feel like it’s about ... teaching, relationships and energy more than NBA wisdom.”

The former San Antonio Spurs assistant said he will seek outside wisdom and counsel from his mentors.

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However, longtime friend John Kuester, a former Pistons coach and Sixers assistant, has been mentioned as a candidate. Kuester hired Brown as an assistant at Boston University in 1983.

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