Josh Harris Rumors

Team co-managing partner Josh Harris acknowledged Saturday night the plan is to keep Brown beyond the end of next season when his contract is set to expire. “I’m invested in keeping Brett here for a long time,” Harris said before the Sixers defeated the Miami Heat, 130-103, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal at Wells Fargo Center.
Brown compiled just 75 wins during first four seasons while the Sixers were tanking for top draft picks. He, however, led the team with a 52-30 record, third-place in the Eastern Conference and their first postseason appearance in since the 2011-12 season. They’ve also concluded the regular season with 16 straight wins to set a record for the most consecutive wins to end a season. “I think he should be coach of the year,” Harris said. “I think that Brett was clearly an amazing coach before this year in terms of his player development skills, and his vision and the culture that he built.”
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Josh Harris: “Obviously, we chose the draft. That takes longer because you get one or two good players a year. Sometimes it doesn’t work out. We’ve had some of those. But my vision was of restoring Philly’s greatness and going deep in the playoffs and ultimately win an NBA championship. That was really what I set out to do. So it allowed me to take a long-term point of view even though it was really frustrating to go through the losing. I stuck with it. We stuck with it. I’m glad we did.”
Josh Harris: “We were pretty straight forward we wanted to make the playoffs, which would have been a big jump from 28 wins last season. So when you say, ‘Make the playoffs,’ you are really saying seventh or eighth [seed]. To make third seed really did exceed expectations. … We didn’t think we were going to come in and do that. The culture jelled. and we did a lot of things to make that happen.”