Former Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown reportedly let Sixers stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons “do whatever they wanted” while he was running things in the City of Brotherly Love, per an Eastern Conference executive who spoke to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.

By Brown not holding Embiid and Simmons accountable, the Sixers’ culture took a big hit, especially during the 2019-20 season.

The East exec believes new Sixers head coach Doc Rivers, who was officially hired on Saturday, will do a much better job with Embiid and Simmons.

“I think he will do a better job with Philly’s culture and with Embiid and Simmons,” one Eastern Conference executive told HoopsHype. “From what I’ve heard, Brett (Brown) allowed Joel and Ben to do whatever they wanted, and it really hurt the culture.”

The Sixers fired Brett Brown after the 2020 playoffs ended at Walt Disney World. The team got swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round, though it’s worth mentioning Ben Simmons didn’t play due to knee surgery.

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Despite rumors going around that Sixers general manager Elton Brand could split up Joel Embiid and Simmons, the former No. 1 overall pick of the Chicago Bulls has already come out and said Embiid and Simmons aren’t going anywhere.

Doc Rivers signed a five-year deal with the Sixers after parting ways with the Los Angeles Clippers. Both Embiid and Simmons are under contract with Philadelphia for the long-haul as well.