In all likelihood, this will be Brett Brown’s final week in Philadelphia.
Brown has been the 76ers head coach for 7 years and has had some highs, but very many lows. As we all know, a Brett Brown coached team is good for one thing and one thing only, blowing leads late in games.
We can argue (and I have) about whether or not the process was a success. At the beginning of Brown’s tenure he was tasked with being the coach of a tanking team and developing the players they received from their high draft picks into stars. The main reason Brown was hired was for that exact reason, not because he is an offensive mastermind, not because of his resume, it is because of his player development skills which funny enough, he failed to showcase.
If Brown is such a solid player developer, why did it take till this month for Ben Simmons to gain the courage to shoot a jump shot? Why did Markelle Fultz fall flat on his face? Why do Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown run circles around the Sixers two big stars? Watching Tatum and Brown develop into stars and having Embiid and Simmons the exact same as they have been for the past two years is concerning and I fully blame Brown.
At the end of the day, winning prevails over everything. In true Brett Brown fashion, he couldn’t close.
In the end, Brown did not have what it takes to win a championship and I’m not sure he ever did.
From “star hunting” to his overly positive press conferences, I will not miss you, Brett Brown. Brown’s legacy will be that he was a failure, he will be remembered as such. He failed to capitalize on having two generational talents on his team, he failed to make it out of the second round of the playoffs, he failed his players and he failed us, Philadelphia.
I would be lying if I said it didn’t feel good ripping Brett Brown one last time, but in all seriousness, this team is too talented to play the way that they are and have been playing. Not only this year but for the past three years.
The team has been disappointing one too many times and this time it’ll finally fall on the coach.
See you never, Brett Brown.
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