Brett Brown Rumors
“He’s one of the elite centers in this league because he’s got a disposition of a killer,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said. “He runs like a wing. He’s a defensive rebounder. He runs like a wing, and he’s what, 7-foot, 200-whatever pounds? “And he does have a mentality that he does want to get under his skin. So there’s a discipline that you have to show when you play somebody like that.”
“It’s not doom and gloom,” Brett Brown told Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “Ben (Simmons) is coming back in January. We are still trying to find information on Jerryd [Bayless]. Jahlil [Okafor] is still trying to touch the court in his first preseason game.” Simmons had surgery to repair the fracture on October 4th. January 3rd would be 13 weeks post-surgery, which is close to the 10-12 week timeline orthopedic surgeon Daniel Cuttica explained as a typical recovery timeline for Simmons’ injury.
Everyone from bloggers to reporters to opposing NBA personnel has been speculating on Brown’s job security. Some have stated that the 55-year-old is embarking on a bona fide make-or-break season. “I love my job and the spirit of this city,” Brown said Thursday. “I have no further comment.”
Sixers president Bryan Colangelo, however, did have something to say. He said, at this stage, any “outward discussion” or “ridiculous speculation” about this being a make-or-break season for Brown is unfounded and unfair.