Brett Brown, 76ers Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

December 11th, 2015 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

The Philadelphia 76ers may be on a collision course with the worst record in NBA history, but that hasn't affected the job status of coach Brett Brown.

The Sixers rewarded Brown with a two-year contract extension Friday, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, a clear sign they're committed to him—if not "The Process"—going forward. The team announced the move later Friday:

Brown, 54, had one year remaining on his contract. He's 38-149 overall midway through his third season with the team, including a 1-22 mark in 2015-16.

Despite the ugly win-loss totals and general inefficiencies, Brown developed his defense into one of the league's more respected units last season, as's John Schuhmann noted:

The extension comes four days after the Sixers hired Jerry Colangelo to a senior advisory role, which many saw as a repudiation of general manager Sam Hinkie. Hinkie has executed the most unrepentant tank job in NBA history, stripping the Sixers roster of all able-bodied veterans in hopes of landing a superstar via the draft.

On paper, it's a smart strateg ...

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