Brett Brown Rumors
“We were actually at the practice facility and we were out on the court and we were just chatting,” Redick told Business Insider. “And all of the sudden [76ers head coach] Brett Brown told Joel Embiid to go down in the post. “I was in, like, a blue blazer,” Redick said. “And we started running post actions and then we started running pick-and-roll actions. And it was just fun to be around Coach Brown and see his passion for the game and kind of talk hoops with him.” Redick signed a one-year, $23 million contract with the 76ers — a deal he called “insane” — but said Brown was instrumental in bringing him to the team. “I think Coach Brown was really the biggest factor in me going to Philly,” Redick said.
Former basketball champion Shane Heal has been committed to stand trial on fraud charges, with prosecutors alleging he fraudulently used $750,000 lent to him by one-time friend and former Australian Boomers coach Brett Brown. Heal, who was released on bail, will face three counts of fraud when the trial is eventually held in the Brisbane District Court. “Obviously I’m disappointed, but we always thought this was part of the process that was always going to trial,” Heal said on Thursday afternoon.