Ex- 76ers Coach Brett Brown Rejoins the Spurs as an Assistant

Brett Brown in 2018
Brett Brown in 2018. Photo by Rob Sambles/Frozen in Motion/REX/Shutterstock

Brett Brown, former head coach for the Philadelphia 76ers, will return to the organization where his NBA coaching career started. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Brown is rejoining the San Antonio Spurs and will once again serve as an assistant on Gregg Popovich’s staff.

Brown has been out of the NBA since the end of the 2019-20 season when the 76ers fired him following a first-round playoff exit. He spent seven years on the job, overseeing Philly’s transformation from a painful “The Process” rebuild to an Eastern Conference contender. Brown posted a 221-334 head coaching record in Philadelphia and made two Conference Semifinals trips with the organization.

After taking a break from the league in 2021-22, Brown will now have a fresh start with the Spurs. He will most likely fill the void left by the departure of long-term assistant Becky Hammon.

Brett Brown had his coaching start in New Zealand and Australia before joining the Spurs in the late ’90s as an intern. He left San Antonio after one year to coach the Sydney Kings before returning to the organization in 2002. Brown served in various roles with the franchise until 2013, including director of player development and assistant coach.

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