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Kwame Brown joins Sixers

The Sixers on Friday signed free agent center Kwame Brown to a two-year, $6 million deal, according to a report that first appeared on Yahoo Sports.

Kwame Brown joins Sixers

In 11 pro seasons, Kwame Brown averaged 6.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. (AP Photo)
In 11 pro seasons, Kwame Brown averaged 6.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. (AP Photo)

The Sixers on Friday signed free agent center Kwame Brown to a two-year, $6 million deal, according to a report that first appeared on Yahoo Sports.

Brown, 6-11, will get the opportunity to start if he can beat out Spencer Hawes, last season’s starter. Hawes and the Sixers have reached agreement on a two-year, $13 million deal.

Last season, Brown appeared in just nine games with Golden State before suffering a torn pectoral muscle in his chest. He has season-ending surgery in January.

Brown was drafted by the Washington Wizards with the first pick in the 2001 draft. He was the first player to be selected out of high school with the top pick in the draft. Current Sixers coach Doug Collins was his first NBA coach.

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In 11 pro seasons, Brown averaged 6.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. The Sixers are his seventh pro team.




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Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

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.

Narducci also has a true passion for South Jersey scholastic sports, which he has covered for many years.

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