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Brett Brown would love to coach Sixers’ Tobias Harris for years to come

Brett Brown, Tobias Harris

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown is a big fan of Sixers small forward Tobias Harris.

The Sixers acquired Harris from the LA Clippers at the February trade deadline. Harris has been nothing short of spectacular since joining Philly and Brown is hoping he can coach the talented swingman for years to come.

Harris, of course, becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer.

In 17 games with the Sixers, Tobias Harris is averaging 19.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest.

The 26-year-old is shooting an efficient 50.6 percent from the field, 37.0 percent from beyond the arc and 86.5 percent from the free-throw line.

With Harris in the mix, many believe the Sixers have a great shot at winning the Eastern Conference. Philly’s starting lineup is lethal. Ben Simmons, Jimmy Butler, J.J. Redick, Joel Embiid and Harris are all averaging over 17.0 points per game on the season.

The Sixers are aware they will have to offer Harris a max contract in free agency to retain him. Butler also becomes an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. General manager Elton Brand has said multiple times he wants to bring both forwards back.

Philly is 46-25 on the season entering Wednesday.

They are in the third spot in the Eastern Conference standings.