Brett Brown

Info & Stats:  Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach

All Topics: Last night’s draft lottery | Getting more clarity after last night’s drawing | Joel Embiid was on borrowed time this year it seemed | Embiid has so much more | Ben Simmons | Embiid’s intellectual basketball knowledge | Embiid studying other great players and implementing on court is unreal | Ben Simmons | Recovery process for Simmons | The games changing | Growth of the 3 point shot in the game | Organization | Building culture | Having his same coaching staff in place the past four years | City of Philly will blow up if they get this right | His son playing AAU ball

May 17th 2017

Brett on future of the organization: “Incredibly promising.”



Jan 11th 2017

All Topics: Vibe in Philly | Ben Simmons on the court and working out | Running around Philly right now | Joel Embiid’s first year on the NBA court | Embiid’s talent and personality | Update on run | His dad

Brett on Joel Embiid: “A big personality, a big talent.”



June 27th 2016

All Topics: Selecting Ben Simmons first overall in the 2016 NBA Draft | Knowing the Simmons’ family since the late 80s | Coaching Ben’s dad in Australia | Will play Simmons as a point forward at first | Simmons could be a point guard down the road | Simmons’ comparisons | Simmons’ background | Ben’s dad Dave was like Anthony Mason | Dave’s physicality | Australian culture of toughness | Today’s game | Joel Embiid | Embiid has gone overboard on being a pro | Rekindling a Philadelphia culture | Dario Saric will make his future plans in the next few weeks

Brett on where he will play Ben Simmons initially: “Point forward.”



May 19th 2016

All Topics: No. 1 Pick Reaction | Pain Through Years | Learning From Popovich | First Pick | Ben Simmons | Brandon Ingram | Jerry Colangelo

Brett on his three years with the Sixers: “The third year was difficult. The beatdown was difficult.”



Oct 20th 2015

All Topics: Season approaching | Team injuries already | Drafting Jahlil Okafor | Okafor’s hands remind him of Tim Duncan’s | Biggest challenge with Jahlil | Nerlens Noel | Noel and Okafor playing together | Spacing issues with Okafor and Noel | Outliers of small ball | Taking the job in 2013 | Rebuilding process | Joel Embiid | SI’s unflattering article on Embiid approach to rehab | Challenges with Embiid | Realizes Embiid’s potential | Motivation when things get tough | Middle East trip over the summer | Rick Pitino | Latest Pitino scandal |

Brett on Jahlil Okafor: “The game comes easy to him.”



Oct 15th 2014

All Topics: Youth of his roster | Jason Richardson being the adult in the room | Showing highlights of Richardson to the team | Nerlens Noel | Noel being young | Development of players | Managing Noel’s health | Wellness | His background | Mindfulness | Growing pains of a young team | Will power DNA | Opportunities | Losing 63 games last season | Leaving San Antonio for Philly | Losing 26 games in a row | Being a runner | Food | Sleep | Stanford sleep program

Brett on the 2014-15 Sixers: “I think we have the youngest team in the history of the sport.”



Oct 15th 2013

All Topics: His career journey | Leaving San Antonio for this job | Going into a new world as a NBA head coach | Gregg Popovich | Pop’s personality | Coaching the Australian National Team | The talent on the Australian National Team | Starting as an AT&T salesmen | Moving to Australia as a 25 year old | Not wanting to spend his time in a suit | Playing for Rick Pitino at Boston University | Learning from Pitino | Talent on his Sixers team | Michael Carter-Williams | Nerlens Noel | Noel coming along slowly | Feels like he has a free year with Noel | Change in culture in Philly | Starting from Ground Zero | His background being more defensive |

Brett on rookie Nerlens Noel: “Down the road, I feel like he’s going to be something special.”



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