Brown not necessarily interested in hiring a former head coach

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.

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.