Friday, June 28, 2013

76ERS: Hinkie denies report of new head coach

June 28, 2013

By Nick Tricome

 GM Sam Hinkie denied the report of Brown becoming the new head coach.

"Yeah I heard some rumors tonight," Hinkie said in a press conference after the draft. "It was busy tonight, but nothing of that substance happened, I can tell you.

"We had a lot of things go on," Hinkie added. "[The head coach job] was not part of what happened in the last several hours."

Draft night has proven to be an active one for the Sixers.

It started with trading Jrue Holiday for Nerlens Noel, and now word is getting out that the Sixers have found their new head coach.

According to a New York Daily News report, the Sixers are going to hire Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown to take over the position that was vacated by Doug Collins at the end of this season.

Brown has worked alongside San Antonio's head coach Gregg Popovich for the last seven seasons. He was also a player development coach for the Spurs in the five years before that.

Brown will be leaving a team that lost this year's NBA Finals in seven games, and won three NBA titles (2003, 2005, 2007) during his time in San Antonio. He will be joining a Sixers team that finished this season with a 34-48 record; good for ninth in the Eastern Conference.

After the way tonight's draft has gone, it looks like Brown will be given the opportunity to build a team from scratch.

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