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Sixers Coach Demanded 4-Year Contract
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On August 15, 2013 @ 8:15 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Brett Brown knows what a championship team looks like, and the Philadelphia 76ers are most assuredly not that.
The longtime San Antonio Spurs assistant was introduced as the Sixers’ eighth head coach in 10 years Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center, in no small part because of the commitment the organization made in order to pry him off the end of Gregg Popovich’s bench. He wouldn’t have been here otherwise.
“I was not going to take the job without the four years (guaranteed),” Brown said about his contract. “And I am extremely grateful to the owners where they took a step back, and I think it’s a tremendous reflection of what they truly think too. It’s going to take time. They really do have a tolerance. There is a patience. And as much as it was security for myself, I felt like they made a statement to the marketplace that they’re for real. They really do see this being a long-haul type of position. But it was vital to my decision and I’m thrilled that they allowed me to have that duration.”
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