Sources: Brown not offered Sixers job
Posted on June 27, 2013 at 11:43 pm by Dan McCarney
Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown has yet to interview for the Sixers head coaching job, let alone take it, according to sources familiar with the situation.
The New York Daily News
reported that Brown had accepted the job earlier on Thursday. Spurs general manager R.C. Buford declined to comment specifically but described the news as premature.
“I would leave it to the 76ers or Brett to comment,” he said. “To the best of my knowledge, I think people are jumping the gun on the process. But again, I’m not either the 76ers or Brett.”
Brown has been connected with numerous openings since the Spurs’ loss to Miami in the Finals. He interviewed for the Denver job that went to Brian Shaw. Sports Illustrated reporter Ian Thomsen recently speculated that Brown will take over for Doc Rivers in Boston.
Brown has been with the Spurs for 12 seasons, the last seven as an assistant to Gregg Popovich after serving as a player development coach during the previous five. He also coached Australia to a seventh-place finish at the 2012 Olympics.
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