Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are the two most prominent names when talking about the bright future of the Philadelphia 76ers franchise. However, few can argue against how big a role head coach Brett Brown played in the rapid development of the process.

This is why it is a no-brainer for the Sixers to begin contract extension talks with Brown with his current two-year deal ending after the upcoming 2018-19 season.

No less than team owner Josh Harris has confirmed their intention to have Brown on for the long haul. Even before the team played their first Playoff game this post-season against the Miami Heat, the Sixers’ co-managing partner was already singing the 57-year-old’s praises.

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“I’m invested in keeping Brett here for a long time.. I think he should be coach of the year,” continued Harris. “I think that Brett was clearly an amazing coach before this year in terms of his player development skills, and his vision, and the culture that he built.”

It is obvious that the entire Sixers roster has bought into the system that Brown has put in place. The fact that his team saw its first Playoff berth in six years after finishing third in the Eastern Conference with a regular season record of 52-30 is testament to this fact.

The Sixers are definitely going to be a force to be reckoned with in the East for years to come and it’s going to be exciting to see what Brett Brown can do with a very young, promising, and hungry core that just had its first taste of Playoffs basketball.