Another assistant from the San Antonio Spurs accepted a head coaching job this offseason, as the Philadelphia 76ers agreed to terms with Spurs assistant Brett Brown. Brown joins Mike Budenholzer, hired by the Atlanta Hawks during the playoffs, in the head coaching ranks, as Gregg Popovich's coaching tree expands yet again.
The 52-year-old Brown will receive a four-year guaranteed contract, a crucial investment by the Sixers as they embark on an extended overhaul of their roster with a new management team. They've positioned themselves to contend for the No. 1 pick in next year's draft after trading All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday to New Orleans.
Brown joined the Spurs as a player development director in 2002. He has been an assistant on the bench under Gregg Popovich for the last seven seasons.
Brown, who replaces Doug Collins, will become Philadelphia's eighth coach since 2003.