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While it's expected that the Sixers will sit Embiid all year, just like they did with Nerlens Noel (torn ACL) the season before, Brown insisted the only thing he knows is that Embiid won't be back until after the mid-February all-star game. “We're not prepared to give any further timeline right now,” said Brown before Wednesday night's game at the Wells Fargo Center. “I go right back to how we handled Nerlens. I think everybody's got to see how we're treating our guys and the risk involved when somebody is not 100 percent, especially with a man of (Embiid's) size.” The Intelligencer

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Some might argue that this victory comes with an asterisk. "We are not apologetic with this win at all," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "I think it is unfair when you start weighing up [resumes]. . . . If we are about to compare resumes and years of experience and those types of things, accolades, have a look at my group: Young guys that don't know what they don't know and just came out and played. "I'm proud of our team." Philadelphia Inquirer

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Pollack, 92, the 76ers' director of statistical information, was driving his car in a parking garage after being a judge for the Mummers Parade. His car hit a wall, and Pollack suffered a broken hip, ribs, pelvis and jaw along with facial lacerations. He underwent hip surgery yesterday. "I'm surprised he just didn't walk out of the car and brush himself off," 76ers coach Brett Brown said from Phoenix, where his team played the Suns last night. "He's a stud, an absolute stud. Our thoughts are with him. Clearly, someone like that, who has been involved in the league for over six decades, he's a stud. I see him walking around all the time through the building, and it's always great to have a conversation with him. We send our best wishes. Based on what he's done, you expect him to just bounce back any day and keep moving again." Philadelphia Inquirer

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The 76ers have experimented some with playing Nerlens Noel at the power forward position. But coach Brett Brown doesn’t think that is his best fit. “I think right now, it’s a five,” Brown said. “I feel that we’re going to have to do the right thing by him and grow his game, which will allow him to better play alongside Joel Embiid.” Philadelphia Inquirer

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But for Brett Brown, this move hit a nerve because he and Davies had a player-coach relationship that eases the otherwise painful process of being 2-19. "When you start losing people that you are very fond of and have tremendous respect for ... there is a human side of it that bothers me because you are trying to grow chemistry, you are trying to grow a culture," Brown said after Thursday's practice. "That takes a hit when teammates lose teammates. There is a respect, effort-wise, of how they go about their business. There is a reality to our job that is just business in the NBA, but it doesn't mean it has to feel right." CSNPhilly.com

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Mbah a Moute is the only player in head coach Brett Brown's rotation that has more than three years of NBA experience. "You are trying to teach them to be pros," Mbah a Moute said. "It doesn't happen overnight. For some people, it doesn't happen the first year or the second year. It takes time. I try to show them how to carry yourself, how to go out there and compete, play hard and do your best." CSNPhilly.com

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Philadelphia would need to beat the Timberwolves Wednesday to avoid matching the 2009-10 New Jersey Nets for the most losses to start a season in NBA history. Setting a new mark with 19 consecutive losses would be a safe bet Friday, when the Oklahoma City Thunder comes to town with most valuable player Kevin Durant playing his second game of the season. “I didn’t know that it was going to be like this in Year 2. Nobody really planned on our draft picks not playing in Year 2. To start the year, that wasn’t part of the plan when I accepted the position,” Brown said this week. “If I had to do it again I would do it 50 times out of 50 times. The challenge is still there. The rewards are still there. It is hard. And at times it is very hard.” Washington Post

“I am prideful. You care a lot. But I didn’t accept this job to boost my resume,” Brown said. “I am 53 years old. You get used to winning 50 games every one of my San Antonio years. And so I need to make sure that [the players] feel good about themselves, that there is a difference between losing a game and losers. “They are 20 years old and I need to help grow them. And as the media swells and records start to tumble and streaks are imminent or around the corner, then I’ve got to wrap my arms around our guys, coach them hard, tell them the truth but also make sure they don’t feel anything else but strong. And I want a confidence that they feel that they can go out and perform and ultimately win.” Washington Post

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