Although Philadelphia 76ers were projected to go as far as NBA Finals, their playoff run ended in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, where they suffered a tough 1-4 loss against the Boston Celtics. According to 76ers head coach Brett Brown, in order for his team to avoid this fate in the next season and compete for the championship, they need to add a “high-level” free agent.
“At some point, when the time is right, I think we need help to win a championship,” – Brown said to the reporters during the 76ers exit interviews on Friday. “If that’s the goal — and for me and us it is — then that’s the answer I give.“
After finishing the 2016-17 regular seasons with only 28 wins, Philadelphia 76ers made a giant leap forward in this season and finished with 52-30 record which was enough for the third seed in the Eastern Conference. They managed to advance past the Miami Heat, but more experienced Boston Celtics were too much for the young 76ers team.
Although there are some people who think Brett Brown deserves the blame for the 76ers’ bad showing against the Celtics, the majority thinks he should continue to coach the team. Brown himself wouldn’t have anything against that.
“I think this will play out as it plays out, but I love being here,” – said Brown. “We’ve grown something that I think all of us, when you take a deep breath, look around and collectively as an organization, I’m just so proud of where we are. I think my situation will unfold as it should.“