May 12, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown (left) instructs point guard Tony Parker (9) during the third quarter in game four of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Spurs 97-87 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia 76ers: Michael Curry and Brett Brown Are Top Head Coach Candidates


While most of the teams rushed to find a new head coach this summer, the Philadelphia 76ers have been in no rush. However, according to Marc Stein, the Sixers are narrowing down their coaching search, with Michael Curry and Brett Brown being the two main candidates.

No matter how many candidates Sixers interview, coaching insiders continue to insist Philly job is going to Michael Curry or Brett Brown

Philly search a lot like Houston’s when Rockets last had an opening: Talk to everyone you can to download as much other-team info as you can

But word in coaching circles persists that Curry on one-year basis while team tanks or Brown off Spurs’ bench still Philly’s top two options

Latest rumble is that Brett Brown, one of Pop’s longtime top aides in SA and Australia’s NT coach, will get last interview Philly conducts

(via Marc Stein’s Twitter)

Several Philly players have actually suggested that the team should promote Curry to head coach, so he would obviously be a welcomed choice from the players’ perspective.

Whoever gets the gig will have to face a tough year with a lot of struggle. Andre Iguodala, Andrew Bynum and Jrue Holiday are just three names that are now gone, and the Sixers will be rebuilding around Nerlens Noel for the next couple of years.

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