Brown Relieved of Head Coaching Duties
PHILADELPHIA – AUG. 24, 2020 – Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Elton Brand announced today that Brett Brown has been relieved of his head coaching duties. The team will begin a search process for a new head coach immediately.
“I have a tremendous level of respect for Brett both personally and professionally and appreciate all he’s done for the 76ers organization and the City of Philadelphia,” Brand said. “He did many positive things during his time here, developing young talent and helping position our team for three straight postseason appearances. Unfortunately, we fell well short of our goals this year and I believe it is best to go in a new direction. This will be an important offseason for us as we look to get back on track towards our goal of competing for an NBA championship.”
“I want to thank Brett for not only what he did as our Head Coach, but for the impactful community work he and his family did across the Greater Philadelphia Area over the last seven years,” said Josh Harris, 76ers Managing Partner. “He is a high-character coach and leader and we’re fortunate to have had him here. This is a difficult decision, but one we believe is necessary. I wish Brett and his family well.”
Brown was named the 25th head coach in franchise history on August 14, 2013. He coached the team for seven years, guiding the 76ers to the playoffs in each of the last three seasons.