76ers fire Brett Brown after missing playoffs


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76ers fire Brett Brown after missing playoffs

The coach was left without a job after the Sixers were eliminated in the first round of the postseason at the hands of the Boston Celtics.

Philadelphia 76ers announced on Monday the decision to fire his coach, Brett brown, after suffering a sweep at the hands of Boston Celtics in the first round of NBA playoffs.

Brown, who took command of the Sixers in 2013 in the midst of rebuilding, led his team to three consecutive postseason, including two conference semifinals, but his work had been questioned throughout this past year, in which the Sixers played below their expectations.

The end came Monday, when the team’s general manager, Elton Brand, confirmed that Brown had been relieved of his position with immediate effect and that they had already begun the search for a replacement.

“I have a tremendous level of respect for Brett, both personally and professionally, and I appreciate all that he has done for the 76ers organization and the city of Philadelphia,” Brand said.

“He did a lot of positive things during his time here, developing young talent and helping position our team for three consecutive postseason appearances. Unfortunately, this year we did not reach our goals and I think it is better to go in a new direction.”

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