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WATCH: Brett Brown vs. Nerlens Noel in shooting competition after 76ers practice

New 76ers coach Brett Brown still has it. And he's making sure that rookie center Nerlens Noel realizes that.

WATCH: Brett Brown vs. Nerlens Noel in shooting competition after 76ers practice

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BILBAO, Spain – Brett Brown still has it.

And he's making sure that rookie center Nerlens Noel realizes that. The two New Englanders competed in a shooting competition following practice.

Noel had an early lead. Did the Everett, Mass. native hold on to beat the South Portland, Maine product?

"No he did not!" said Brown, who played point guard at Boston University from 1980-83. "And I'll have you know that South Portland, Maine is 2 and Boston is 1."

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Noel worked out with Brown and big-man coach Greg Foster before the shooting competition. The drills consisted on his attempting mid-range, one-handed shots.

The 6-11 center won't play until at least December - if at all this season - because of the anterior cruciate ligament tear he suffered during his lone season at Kentucky.

Contact Inquirer 76ers beat writer Keith Pompey on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers



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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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