HoopsHype Brett Brown rumors

October 17, 2014 Updates

Sixers head coach Brett Brown gathered his team on Friday afternoon before practicing at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He said he talked "very quickly" about Thursday's preseason loss to Boston before moving on "to the most important thing." He told all the players that they needed to find a way to reach out - on their own terms - to Joel Embiid. Brown told the team that "their friend, their teammate" had went through an "incredible, personal tragedy." The rookie center left the team on Thursday after learning that his 13-year-old brother Arthur had died in Cameroon. Arn Tellem, Embiid's agent, said Embiid's brother died in a car accident. "The motive is to just do the right thing," said Brown. "It's just trying to help him in a terrible time. To see a young man have to go through that and to be with him while he's going through that initial news, there are no words that you can choose to describe that." Philadelphia Inquirer

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McDaniels was not present Tuesday for the opening day of training camp at Richard Stockton College. As of Tuesday afternoon, he had yet to sign his contract. The Sixers expect him to sign it in the near future. "It's just a situation that comes up, and [general manager] Sam [Hinkie] is handling it," coach Brett Brown said. "I trust Sam will handle it the way we need to as a club. Philadelphia Inquirer

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How long do you think Dario needs in order to become an NBA player? Brett Brown: “I think he can play now! I think that in Philadelphia we are about development and about opportunity. He would look around and see a lot of fellow young players that just want a chance to play. Our whole emphasis in Philadelphia is about development and help our players. We are trying to be as good as we can be in sport science and growing up players physically and from a skill perceptive. He is an other one of our young lottery picks that we hope to grow the program with”. EuroHoops.net

September 4, 2014 Updates

¡Saludos desde España! The 2014 FIBA World Cup began on Saturday, with 24 teams representing 24 nations from across the globe descending upon Spain for a basketball tournament that occurs just once every four years. A total of 45 current NBA players are participating in the event, and 17 more have connections to NBA teams via draft rights. One of those 17 players is Croatian forward Dario Saric, whose rights were acquired by Philadelphia during the 2014 Draft. This week, a five-man Sixers contingent consisting of General Manager Sam Hinkie, head coach Brett Brown, Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid, and Michael Carter-Williams traveled to Spain to watch the 20-year-old Saric firsthand. "I am proud of the effort our three players – Nerlens, Joel, and Michael – have made to fly to Spain in order to show their support for Dario, another cornerstone of our program," said Coach Brown. "The opportunity for all of us to spend quality time with each other and continue to discuss how we are going to build our program is very exciting. "As a group we are committed to getting this right." NBA.com

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76ers coach Brett Brown was inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame’s first class. Brown was a two-time All-State player at South Portland High School. He went on to play at Boston University under Rick Pitino. Boston Globe

August 1, 2014 Updates

Sixers president Sam Hinkie and head coach Brett Brown do not use the word "tanking" when describing the team's approach, preferring to say the team is rebuilding through player development. Other teams around the NBA don't find the Sixers' use of semantics acceptable. One league executive told CSNPhilly.com’s John Gonzalez that he believes the rule changes will happen this year and said some teams were not very happy with how the Sixers exploited the lottery/tanking rules, and this is the result. CSNPhilly.com

July 9, 2014 Updates

Q: With taking Joel Embiid (sidelined probably for year) and Dario Saric (at least 2 more years in Turkey) do you look at Brett Brown at some point and maybe apologize? Sam Hinkie: I think Brett and I have been in lockstep so far. We really have. Behind closed doors he and I talk a lot about our program, and where it needs to build and where to find value in the kinds of decisions that are easy and the kinds of decisions that are hard, and really what the end in mind is. We talk about that a lot. I try to talk about it with lots and lots and lots of humility because we've got a long way to go. But it's important that we don't take our eye off what it is we are trying to do and how to get there. We have all sorts of pressures all the time - that voice on your shoulder, the frustration that crops up. We want to do what's best for the future. Philadelphia Inquirer

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The 76ers are not close to finalizing plans on a new practice facility, in Camden or anywhere else, according to a source close to the situation. As the Daily News reported in April, plans for a facility at the Navy Yard were scratched, leaving the ownership group headed by Josh Harris to find a new site. Coach Brett Brown has repeatedly emphasized the need for a new, state-of-the-art facility, as the Sixers are the last NBA team not to have its own practice site. Since 1999, they've rented space from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Philadelphia Inquirer

April 16, 2014 Updates

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