Dec. 28, 2011; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Philadelphia 76ers assistant head coach Michael Curry reacts during game against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The 76ers defeated the Suns 103-83. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Sixers Down to Curry, or Brown as Coach


According to reports, Sixers assistant coach Michael Curry, and the Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown are the final two choices for the head coach gig.  This is interesting since the team had just received permission to interview two assistants from the Rockets, and the Celtics Jay Larranaga.  Either choice could serve as a decent replacement to Doug Colins, but both also come with some risk.

Michael Curry has an advantage over Brown since he knows the Sixers system, and the teams players.   In fact, former Sixer Jrue Holiday endorsed Curry to be the new head coach before he was traded.  Curry serves as a nice stopgap coach, but he does not really posses the experience to prove that he could be a good head coach.   The Philadelphia 76ers would be very criticized if they decide to choose Curry, but in the condition the team is in for next year, them might as well take a shot.

Brett Brown is certainty a more attractive name since he has served as an assistant under Greg Popavich, who is considered to be one of the best NBA coaches of all time.  Brown is the clear choice for the future, and could blossom as a head coach.  He has had much more playoff experience than Curry, and could serve as a great teacher to the Sixers young and developing team.

To me, Brett Brown is the best choice for the franchise for the future.  However, if the team is not impressed with him, the team could look to hire Curry as a short-term solution as they wait for the perfect candidate.  Hopefully the new head coach will be named soon, so that the team can begin preparing themselves for next season.


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