Brett Brown Rumors
While he has shown some improvement, the Maryland native isn’t a finished product. Witnesses have observed that, on occasion, he appears to push his long-range shots from in front of his face. Fultz also looks more fluid off the dribble than while stationary. “When I look at the actual form, there are times, from a posture standpoint, he’s a little bit backward,” Brown said. “When you look at him rising up, or getting the ball in his shot pocket, sometimes his head will go back and he’ll play more in a fade-type fundamental that we want to try to correct.”
Monty Williams: “He was a guy who gave me a shot. Pop invited me to be around, but Brett was the one who said I got him. He could be in my stable and we spent every day together talking about coaching, life, on the court and on the elliptical. So that stuff went a long way with me because he didn’t have to do it and so when I left and went to Portland we stayed in contact. I got a head job and he got a head job and we started competing against each other. We never lost that relationship and then this opportunity came up and it just seemed like not only the right thing to do, but it’s been a good transition for me.”
The Philadelphia 76ers hired Elton Brand as general manager on Tuesday, completing a meteoric rise in the franchise’s front office, league sources told ESPN. Brand made a strong impression on ownership and coach Brett Brown in the interview process, beating out several more experienced candidates inside and outside the Sixers organization, sources said. Ultimately, ownership believed that he had sold them on vision, preparedness and the ability to grow into the role at a crucial time for the organization.
The Sixers had become enamored with the idea of keeping the chemistry of this front-office group together, and probed outside candidates about how they thought that dynamic would work with a new leader. The Sixers won 52 games and advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals a year ago, returning a core that includes All-Star Joel Embiid and rookie of the year Ben Simmons. The Sixers are determined to use max salary space for a star complement to those young players next summer in free agency.
Derek Bodner: One of my major takeaways from today’s luncheon with Brett Brown was he wouldn’t deny whether he might have final say in partnership with the new GM. He did say the org chart would be explained when the GM is announced. Will be interesting how they describe partnership on Thurs.