Mar 31, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand (42) is defended by Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith (5) during the fourth quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Hawks 95-90. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Brand's Tenure

On July 12th, the Elton Brand era in Philadelphia had come to an end. Brand spent four seasons with the Sixers averaging 13 points and 7 rebounds. On July 9th, 2008 the Sixers decided to make Brand the focal point of the offense and inked him to a big deal. His first season was a loss only playing in 29 games, but he bounced back to play 76 games the following season. Brand’s best season came in 2010, when he averaged 15 points and 8 rebounds a game and showed the inside presence that the Sixers had hoped for. Although his tenure was very injury riddled, Brand handle his business like a professional. Even though age and mobility was not on his side, he still battled power forwards defensively and was almost automatic with his short jumper. Brand was very professional in the fact that he never hid from the media during good times and bad and showed leadership to the young players. For the contract he signed he certainly did not live up to expectations, but Brand always worked hard and was a true professional.

Brand's tenure was injury riddled, but he always played hard and was a professional in his four seasons.



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