Brett Brown hopes to evolve chemistry with Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid
Following the Philadelphia 76ers’ season-ending 114-112 loss on Wednesday night to the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, Sixers head coach Brett Brown took to the podium on Friday afternoon for his exit interview to discuss Philly’s season.
Star center Joel Embiid and rookie rising star point guard Ben Simmons, who are going to be a deadly tandem with the Sixers for years to come, were unable to make it to an Eastern Conference Finals matchup with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
According to a tweet earlier today from Sixers digital content coordinator Brian Seltzer, Philly head coach Brett Brown said that he wants to improve the chemistry between Simmons and Embiid to an even higher level before the start of the 2018-19 season.
“My intention as I grow these two guys is to put them in more pick and rolls, and maybe more deeper pick and rolls. We know teams are going to go under Ben [i.e. Rondo],” coach Brown said.
When asked about Simmons and Embiid’s coexistence on the team, coach Brown said that the label of “whose team it is” between the two stars is a bunch of nonsense.
“The pressure of who’s team is it, and social media, it’s quite hilarious to me. We go there. We can’t be tricked. You certainly need each other if you want to win a championship. The growth of that over the season grew organically,” Brown added.
The Sixers are well on their way to being an even greater title contender next season and will likely add another key piece to their roster during free agency this summer.