Rumor: Brett Brown expected to be fired after Sixers get eliminated
The season of the Philadelphia 76ers is now in shambles following Friday’s 102-94 defeat against the Boston Celtics, which has now put the Sixers in a 3-0 hole in the series. It appears that the front office is already making plans for next year, and according to reports, Sixers head coach Brett Brown is going to be the first casualty of the offseason.
This report comes via Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Sometime soon, the 76ers’ coach is expected to be relieved of his duties. The coach is expected to take the $10 million remaining on the final two seasons of his deal and start anew.
This does not come as a surprise given how the Sixers have disappointed so much this season and into the playoffs. They have failed to win a single game thus far in this first-round series and are now on the brink of elimination. Unfortunately for Brown, it appears that he will be used as the scapegoat for what has turned out to be another disappointing season for Philadelphia.
If this report holds true, Brown will part ways with the Sixers after seven seasons at the helm. He was the man tasked to oversee the development and the fulfillment of The Process in Philly, which in itself appears to be coming to an end as well.
Brown is probably not going to be the only casualty of the offseason, and big changes could be coming. After several years of failing to live up to the high expectations most had on them, it won’t be a complete shock if the Sixers’ front office decides to break up the Joel Embiid-Ben Simmons partnership.