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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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Brown's team had just hung with Portland, one of the league's best teams. The Sixers stayed competitive even though they didn't hit a single three-pointer and grabbed just seven offensive rebounds. It was their 14th straight defeat. One more and the Sixers will tie the franchise's all-time mark for the longest losing streak to start a season. But Brown said he saw some light. "We're not that far away. I genuinely believe that," Brown said Monday. "I think that this team is starting to see bits and hints of a team. Nobody is rolling over or pointing fingers. These guys are great." Philadelphia Inquirer

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An NBA scout told the New York Post's Fred Kerber the other day that the rebuilding Sixers “are pathetic. I have to keep their roster in front of me because I don’t know who the (heck) these guys are.” With seven undrafted players on the roster on a team that has suffered six double-digit setbacks in their last seven outings, winning is going to be difficult for the Sixers. And Brown knows it. “I didn't accept this job to pad my resume,” said Brown, a 12-year Spurs assistant, beforehand. The Intelligencer

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Former 76ers coach and all-time great player Doug Collins is hoping general manager SamHinkie’s methods eventually produce a winner. “It’s a little painful for me right now to be a former Sixer, see the losses and all,” Collins said. “When I left I talked to [team owner] Josh Harris and I said regardless of what you’re going to do, stick with the plan. You can’t switch in midstream. If it gets painful, you’re going to have to ride through it. I felt they were going to blow the team up and start all over again. “Michael Carter-Williams was the Rookie of the Year. Nerlens Noel looks like he has a chance to be a high-energy, active defender, shot-blocker, rebounder. I don’t know if he’s ever going to be a big-time scorer. [Joel] Embiid, can he get healthy? The [Dario] Saric kid overseas, all the draft picks. There’s pain that goes with that and that’s why I said I have a lot of respect for [coach] Brett Brown. Boston Globe

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