Spurs assistant Brett Brown is the preferred candidate to take over for Doug Collins
as head coach of the 76ers, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Brown, 52, had been slated to assume the lead assistant role vacated by Mike Budenholzer, who left the Spurs to take the head job in Atlanta. It was erroneously reported on draft day that Brown had taken the Sixers job.
The report cited four other candidates, including holdover assistant coach Michael Curry.
Brown joined the Spurs in 2002 after spending the bulk of his early coaching career in Australia.
He was the head coach of that nationís Olympic team last summer at the London games.