Sixers Coach Setting Fast Pace Style Identity
(Coach Brett Brown) He was not going to sit around and wait for whatever it is that the fatalists have forecast for his Sixers this season, nor was he about to permit his players to do so. So they were going to run, and hard, and often. They were going to run after rebounds, after made shots, after everything.
There will be an offensive philosophy that happens to be trending along Pattison Ave. For Brown, like Chip Kelly, is going to demand that plays be run fast and often and ultimately successfully.
“Here, with my new position, it is probably what is best for the team and the city and the program. At some point, where it gets into real basketball, where you are really playing in a Final Four type of position or playing in May, you have to look at execution and appreciate that it is a possession game.” Brown said.
“It has to be the way that we play at times,” Brown said. “It scares the heck out of you because you turn it over a lot. We’ve said it and it’s going to happen and I am prepared to live with some of that now. Hopefully, we can get a little smarter on kick-aheads and some of those passes that we are throwing long. But pace has to be our identity.”