Brett Brown, Philadelphia 76ers
The 76ers are a good team, lead by rising superstar talents. The problem has long been how those stars fit alongside one another. At the center of this is how coach Brown has lead the franchise.
Now, it seems Brown is looking to make a massive change in Orlando.
Brett Brown has been playing Ben Simmons exclusively at power forward during practices 👀 pic.twitter.com/H0r9MYmkaz
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) July 14, 2020
Could this work? From my perspective, absolutely. This is more of a title change than a sign of how often Ben Simmons will run breaks in transition. Simmons lack of desire to stretch the floor has made him and Joel Embiids fit awkward. Signing Al Horford didn’t do what they hoped for the team either.
Now, it appears Brown is going to look for optimal spacing around the two stars. If it loooks good but leads to a first round playoff exit? He should have done it earlier. If it does not work at all? He can’t take this team to the next level will be the narrative.
He’s making a bold move with limited time, but that’s what happens when NBA coaches find themselves on the hot seat.
Brett Brown may be out of Philadelphia if he doesn’t make some noise in the eastern conference playoffs.