Advertisements
Latest News

Sixers retain Brown for 2019-20 season

Follow The Capital Sports Report on WordPress.com

Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Philadelphia 76ers are keeping head coach Brett Brown for the 2019-20 season. This will be Brown’s seventh season with the team.

There were some speculation that the Sixers may make a chance after their Game 7 loss to the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. One day later, after having a meeting between executives, the team announced that Brown would be back.

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown speaks to Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons against the Brooklyn Nets
Brett Brown speaks to Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons against the Brooklyn Nets (Getty Images)

Before this annoncement, there was some speculation that the 76ers would move on without him if he did not reach the Finals. Philadelphia has not reached the NBA Finals since 2001.

New York Times’ Marc Stein said there was a “little chance” he would survive a second-round exit.

Brown has had back-to-back 50-plus win seasons during the regular season. The team had 52 wins during the 2017-18 season.

This season, Brown guided the team to a 51-31 record. Both seasons, though, the Sixers were eliminated in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

The Sixers thought this season with their moves — first in November to acquire Jimmy Butler in a blockbuster deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves and later Tobias Harris in February in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers — they could contend for the Eastern Conference Finals. However, that was not reached as the Toronto Raptors eliminated them from their goal on Sunday night with a game-winning basket by Kawhi Leonard.

The team will group as they attempt to reach their first Eastern Conference Finals since Allen Iverson in 2001. As they have had in the past two seasons, they will face challenges to reach that goal, as the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, and Raptors could potentially be ahead of the Sixers once again next season.

This will be an interesting off-season leading into next season.

Advertisements

Any Corrections?. You can contact Anthony Caruso III, Publisher at publisher@thecapitalsportsreport.com.

 

Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook

 

©2007-2019 The Capital Sports Report. Please honor copyright! Piracy hurts writers, devalues their works, and puts you and your employer at risk of lawsuits. All original materials contained on this website are protected by the United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcasted without the prior written permission.

About Anthony Caruso III (10209 Articles)
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.