Thanked by the Sixers when he left the bubble at the end of the 2019-2020 season, Brett Brown probably ended his seven-year experience in Pennsylvania washed out, exhausted by the rhythm of the NBA.
But two years later, he is more refreshed than ever and ready to return to service. While waiting for the resumption of the season and his return to Spurs in the staff of Gregg Popovich, the Australian technician spoke about his motivations.
“I want to coach again. I miss the competition. I love teaching basketball. That’s what I know best. I hope I still have things to offer. I think I’m going to come back smarter, better and stronger.”he explained in “The Rights for Ricky Sanchez Show”.
An air of Philly era 2013-2014
When he arrived at the Sixers in 2013, he became a trainer until the emergence of the Simmons-Embiid pair, which he helped bring to the heights of the NBA. He will have failed in the final stage, winning a title for this team.
In San Antonio, Brett Brown will find some of his beginnings in Philly, with a group without stars and a project to build around young players to develop.
“I think it’s the consequence of the evolution of the team. Pop and I chatted for a while. It wasn’t something unexpected. We had been talking for a while, and this kind of thing was already in place”he added,
Brett Brown also underlined that the departure of Dejounte Murray had taken place during these exchanges and that he had in no way dampened his enthusiasm, guided by the desire to transmit again, what is more in a house that he know well.
“I really think I can help get some things done. I love player development. I’m really looking forward to getting back to the gym with the players on the pitch and helping them.”he continued.