Marc Stein: Word in coaching circles is some Brett Brown associates urging him not to take Philly job in part because Year 1 is guaranteed 60+ losses. To pass on Philly, Brett Brown must be sure he can get another head coach gig. Of course, hot as Pop disciples are these days, he likely can. But let's see. Let's see if Sixers put enough on table to get Brett Brown to leave Spurs. Michael Curry for a year remains Philly fallback. Twitter @ESPNSteinLine
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