Sources: Ex-76ers coach Brown to rejoin Spurs

by Gordon Dixon - Brett Brown has agreed to return to the Spurs to rejoin Gregg Popovich's staff as an assistant coach, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Sources: Ex-Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown to rejoin San Antonio Spurs as assistant coach 1:55 PM ET ESPN Brett Brown has agreed to return to the San Antonio Spurs to rejoin Gregg Popovich's staff as an assistant coach, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. He will fill the void left by Becky Hammon, who left the Spurs earlier this year to become the head coach of the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA. Brown, 61, was on Popovich's staff from the 2006-2007 through 2012-2013 seasons before becoming the Philadelphia 76ers head coach. Editor's Picks Which NBA front office should you run? Take our quiz to find out! 3h Kevin Arnovitz 2 Related Brown shepherded the 76ers through the "The Process" in which the franchise tanked to improve their draft position and eventually into Eastern Conference playoff contention. He was fired by the 76ers in 2020 after seven seasons in which he had a 221-344 record. He first joined the Spurs in the 1998-1999 season as an intern but left the organization after the 1999-2000 season to become the head coach of the Sydney Kings of the Australian National Basketball League. He rejoined the Spurs in 2002 as the team's assistant coach/director of player development and is credited with bringing franchise icon Manu Ginobili over from Europe. He moved to the bench as an assistant under Popovich in 2006. Brown was part of four NBA title teams (1999, 2003, 2005, 2007) with the Spurs organization in various roles.