The Philadelphia 76ers took a long time to decide on a head coaching candidate, but according to reports, they have finally offered the job to Spurs assistant Brett Brown.
Marc Stein is reporting that several high-profile sources have told him that Brown is being urged by peers that care about him, to not take the 76ers job.
Word in coaching circles is some Brett Brown associates urging him not to take Philly job in part because Year 1 is guaranteed 60+ losses
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 9, 2013
The advice stems from the fact that the rebuilding 76ers are tanking, regardless of whether or not you believe GM Sam Hinkie.
The 76ers like every other lottery bound team, wants in on the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes. That would essentially set Brown up to play rookies and journeyman, on his way to a 60 loss season.
Brown would have to get serious confirmation from Sixers brass with support, financial security, and most importantly years to get the job done.