Brett Brown: Philadelphia 76ers giving coach three-year extension

By Alex Butler  |  May 30, 2018 at 12:42 PM
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May 30 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to a three-year contract extension with head coach Brett Brown.

Sources informed ESPN and the Philadelphia Inquirer of the deal. Brown, 57, led the Sixers to a 52-30 finish this season. The 2017 win total was Philadelphia's highest since the 2000-2001 season, when Allen Iverson led the Sixers to the NBA Finals.

Brown owns a 127-283 record since taking over as the Sixers coach in 2013. He went 19-63 in his first season, 18-64 in his second season and 10-72 during the 2015-2016 campaign. The Sixers improved to 28-54 in 2016 before making a run into the playoffs this season.

The Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for March eventually watched his squad fall to the Boston Celtics, losing 4-1 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Sixers advanced to the second round after beating the Miami Heat 4-1 in their opening postseason series.

The 76ers are expected to make an announcement regarding Brown's extension Wednesday.

"When the playoffs started, the thing that I remember most is: you will learn more about yourself in the next few weeks, hopefully a month or longer than I think ... you've ever learned in your career about you the person, your skill level, the team," Brown said after the Sixers' season-ending loss to the Celtics on May 9. "It is expedited learning and in a high-pressure environment."

"And it will serve you well for the summer."

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