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Sixers hire Brown as coach

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The Philadelphia 76ers hired Brett Brown as their head coach on Monday, according to multiple media reports.

Brown was offered the job Friday and the two sides reportedly came to an agreement after negotiating over the weekend.

Brown has been an assistant coach with the San Antonio Spurs for the past seven years. He was the Spurs director of player development from 2002-06.

Brown was expected to be promoted as the Spurs' lead assistant after Mike Budenholzer left to coach the Atlanta Hawks earlier this summer.

David Vanterpool, Michael Curry, Jay Larranaga, Adrian Griffin and Kenny Atkinson were other candidates for the 76ers job.

Philadelphia is in rebuilding mode after deciding not to retain Doug Collins. The 76ers finished 34-48 last season.
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