The 76ers will either promote assistant coach Michael Curry or choose San Antonio assistant Brett Brown as their next head coach, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com. “No matter how many candidates the Sixers interview, coaching insiders continue to insist Philly job is going to Michael Curry or Brett Brown,” Stein tweeted Thursday. Curry, 44, spent the last three seasons as the Sixers associate head coach under Doug Collins and has been leading the players through all team activities, including in the Orlando Pro Summer League, since Collins resigned more than three months ago. Curry was the head coach of Detroit during the 2008-09 season, when he guided the Pistons to a 39-43 record and the first round of the playoffs. Brown, 52, has been an assistant coach with the Spurs for 11 seasons, helping the organization win three NBA championships. He also previously spent 14 seasons, including nine as a head coach, in the Australia National Basketball League and led the Australian men’s national team to a seventh-place finish in the 2012 London Olympics. On June 27, the New York Daily News reported the Sixers had decided to hire Brown as their next head coach. Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie later denied that was the case.
Report: 76ers down to two head coach candidates
Courier-Post | Jul 19