To say it’s been a rough first season for Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown would be a bit of an understatement. More than likely, the team will finish with one of the worst records in the league, with that silver lining of grabbing a lottery pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. Because of that last fact, it’s no surprise that despite the fact this season has been such a disappointment, Brown sees there might be a future in Philly, and he wants to be a part of it.
“I just felt like I was at a stage where I wanted the challenge,” Brown said in an interview with Dan Patrick of NBC Sports. “And it would be a blemish on a coaching record, but I feel like, at this stage for me, that’s not my motivation. I hope to be a part of something special and build something special here.”
The first sentence was in response to Patrick asking Brown why he even took the job in the first place, knowing that the perils of this season could be a possible outcome.
Brown also made reference to “rebuilding the program,” which is exactly what he needs to do going forward, or else Philly fans are going to turn into–well, Philly fans. And we all know what happens then.