Report: Sixers Expected to Part Ways With Brett Brown
After being swept out of the playoffs on Sunday there are major changes coming for the Philadelphia 76ers. They are not wasting any time as reports are already looming about head coach Brett Brown.
Earlier this morning Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that the team is expected to part ways with their head coach. Brett Brown has been the head coach of the Sixers for the last seven seasons.
Shams will also give a small glimpse into who might be Brown's replacement when he is relieved of his duties. This list included current assistant coach Ime Udoka, former head coaches like Ty Lue and Dave Joerger, and Villanova's head coach Jay Wright.
Joerger is a dark horse name that could potentially be a good fit for this roster. Although his most recent coaching stint did not go well, he has seen success in the past. Coaching the "grit and grind" Grizzlies teams for years Joerger could be a good fit for this roster compiled of size and length.
Jay Wright coaching the Sixers has been a pipe dream for years, and I think it stays that way. Although Wright is a great coach and has had great success with the Villanova program, it's more likely he remains there than makes the jump to the NBA.
Ty Lue has to be the clear frontrunner out of this group of coaches. In his two and a half seasons coaching the Cavaliers, he won one championship and lost in the finals the other two. Having a coach with that kind of pedigree and knowledge of winning an NBA championship could benefit the Sixers and their young superstars.
After the way the team went out this year the front office cannot afford to miss on who they pick to become the next head coach. The Sixers' window to win a title is not going to be open forever, and they cannot afford to be wasting time playing coach roulette.
Kevin McCormick is the 76ers insider for 97.3 ESPN and 76ers editor for Sportstalkphilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @KevinMcC973.