Brett Brown Rumors
76ers coach Brett Brown on 6-foot-10 Ben Simmons: “My intention is to give him the ball and let him be the point guard,” Brown said. “That’s the plan. Former 76ers coach Larry Brown on Simmons, as transcribed by CSN Philly: “He’s not a point guard,” Brown said Monday on 97.5 The Fanatic’s Midday Show. “Everybody that’s saying that is ridiculous. “I watched that kid at Montverde. He’s a point guard when he gets the ball in the half court. He’s a point guard if he gets the ball off the board because he’s such a willing passer and so good with the ball, but if he’s going to have to back it down and bring the ball up against little guys, it’s going to take away from what he’s capable of doing. Whoever is saying that is a moron.”
Shane Heal and his former basketball mentor, Brett Brown, are locked in a battle on a court of a different kind with the Australian sporting great accused of defrauding the NBA coach of $750,000. Their one-time friendship in a 20-year association and financial dealings came under the spotlight in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday with Heal facing three fraud charges. The four-time Olympian and ex-NBL star was charged last year following an ASIC investigation relating to alleged misconduct in 2008, 2009 and 2010. He is accused of defrauding current Philadelphia 76ers NBA coach Brown of $750,000 when he was as sole director of three companies.