Brett Brown remains confident that Dario Saric will join the 76ers next season.

"Obviously, decisions are going to have to be made on his part," the Sixers coach said Friday. "But we like what we see and we believe he likes what he sees."

Sixers player-development assistant Chris Babcock returned Friday after spending eight days with the 6-foot-10 power forward in Turkey. Saric plays for Anadolus Efes of the Turkish Basketball League. However, he told a newspaper in native Croatia that he plans to play for the Sixers next season.

The Sixers acquired Saric's rights in the 2014 NBA draft. They traded their first-round pick, Elfrid Payton (10th overall), to the Orlando Magic for Saric, who was selected 12th, plus a 2017 top-11-protected pick and a 2015 second-rounder. Payton made the NBA's all-rookie team this season.