NBA side close to finalising their off-court leader for the upcoming season.
The long-running saga over the Philadelphia 76ers head coach for next NBA season seems to be over with the team finalising details with Brett Brown.
Brown, who is a current assistant with the San Antonio Spurs, was in talks with the 76ers over the weekend about finance and the term length of the deal according to NBA.com.
Philadelphia have been without a coach since Doug Collins resigned in April, leaving the players to carry on their own off-season training without the direction a head coach provides.
Brown helped lead the Spurs to the NBA Finals last season, where they lost to the Miami Heat in seven games.
He, along with new general manager Sam Hinkie, would be at the head of a major rebuilding project with the 76ers, who failed to make the postseason last year and finished in last place in the Atlantic Division, a year after advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Colling had a year left to run on his current deal with the club, with the coach not just the only thing they lost during the off-season.
Despite not playing a minute for the club in the regular season, Philadelphia saw All-Star centre Andrew Bynum leave to join the Cleveland Cavaliers.
However, there is some hope of a rebuild with the club landing talented, but injury prone centre Nerlens Noel in the latest draft, after he fell to be pick number six overall before being traded to the 76ers after suspicion of his overall fitness after a knee injury.