Brett Brown agrees to coach Philadelphia 76ers
San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown has agreed to coach the Philadelphia 76ers, two people with direct knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports.
The people requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly until the deal was announced officially.
Brown, who also coached the Australian national team at the 2012 London Olympics, was one of several candidates the Sixers interviewed. It is the second assistant Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has lost this summer to a head coaching position. Mike Budenholzer left the Spurs for the Atlanta Hawks.
Brown replaces Doug Collins, who resigned in April after three seasons and two playoff appearances with Philadelphia.