Philadelphia: It has been 48 hours since the Philadelphia 7ers were eliminated from the NBA Playoffs as they were swept out of the first round by the Boston Celtics and questions immediately started about the status of Coach Brett Brown
The Sixers on Monday Fired Coach Brett Brown after 7 years
Brett Brown has been relieved of his head coaching duties.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) August 24, 2020
On Tuesday, Sixers GM Elton Brand would open up about decision to remove Brett Brown as head coach
We had high expectations and goals and simply put, we failed. We failed, and it’s not acceptable. Myself accountable to get this whole myself accountable to get this right now read this organization and I will have taken a hard look at our shortcomings and recognizes that changes in the offseason are necessary to get this team back on track as uncomfortable as it may be, it’s truly necessary but now you’re all aware that we’ve parted ways with Brett brown it’s not an easy decision. Brett was a great friend. He is a great friend. Hello. He’s be family. He’s got it. This team through a lot of adversity and challenges and he’s helped develop some of the games youngest and brightest talented players. He’ll be missed. For sure. I respect him deeply. On a personal level, and a professional level, and I wish him well and thank him for everything he’s done for me and his organization. Will begin to search for a new head coach immediately a loss to be conducting an evaluation of the front office and that infrastructure and ways to strengthen that I’ll do the same thing with the roster again change can and will be uncomfortable, but it’s necessary. We owe it I over to these fans. I went to this city to deliver on our goals. I still believe in our dynamic young core we’ve assembled and I’ll spend the coming months, figuring out the best compliment them how to best compliment them and then get over this hump. It’s time to get better and that time starts now.”
On Decision to remove Brett Brown:
Elton Brand on relieving Brett Brown of coaching duties:
"Difficult day for this organization…We had high expectations & goals. Simply put, we failed…we are taking a hard look at shortcomings."
Brand says he is also making a thorough assessment of the front office.
— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) August 25, 2020
Will he move Ben Simmons or Joel Embiid
GM Elton Brand speaking to media this morning named 2 players that will not be traded by #Sixers That’s after he said all options are on the table. To not look is a mistake and I still don’t think they play well together. @SportsRadioWIP pic.twitter.com/3Ghsv0QTpv
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) August 25, 2020
Did “The Process” Work
Elton Brand said "we failed" when asked about The Process.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) August 25, 2020
Thoughts on what Josh Richardson said after Game 4
On Josh Richardson's comments about Brett Brown, they spoke about during his exit interview:
"He didn't want it to be that sort of slight that got as much attention as it did."
— Kevin Kinkead (@Kevin_Kinkead) August 25, 2020
How long will the search go for a new coach
Brand says he’s going to take his time with the coaching search. There is no rush. #Sixers
— Ky Carlin (@Ky_Carlin) August 25, 2020
How much input will Ben Simmons & Joel Embiid have on the roster decisions
Brand “I’m going to talk to Joel and Ben about just the game and how they see it and what’s going to help them and how to complement each other and what will complement them and I’m not going to put the pressure of, You wanted this new coach or you wanted that player on them, but just the overall philosophy basketball, where they feel where we where they feel we were strong and ways to get better just have some clear candid conversations with them absolutely as as I feel I should”
Will the Sixers starters from this season be back for 2020-21
Brand “I’m assessing the entire roster, there’s when you fail it like we felt losing in the first round, getting swept now bit without Ben Simmons, there’s going to be tough decisions that have to be made. There, there’s going to be a lot of just figure those out.”
Stay tuned as we see who will take over as head coach of the Sixers