Brett Brown Building Mosaic Team

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Apr 4, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown talks with players on the bench during the first half against the Charlotte Hornets at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Brett Brown Building Mosaic Team 

The plans for the Philadelphia 76ers squad for the 2015-16 is a little bit of a work in process. I’m not exactly convinced that Brett Brown knows who will be on the roster until he gets there. From the players he has available to him, he then must forge a team. In no organized professional team sport does a cast of individuals succeed. To an individual, the box score, the stat sheet, the number game, is what gives each player the big paycheck. But that’s not what this team is about. At least, it shouldn’t be.

The team is not about the box score, the stat sheet, or virtually any number in the numbers game except for one precious number, the number under the W column.  To make wins happen, any head coach looks at the team roster, evaluates what the team can and cannot do well, and tries to emphasize the positive and mitigate the negative.   Following the aftermath of the 2015 NBA draft, the Philadelphia 76ers have a pair of giant men who can compliment one another in the post game.  Center Jahlil Okafor can score from a low post, while center/power forward Nerlens Noel can defend from the post.

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The problem with coaching this Philadelphia 76ers team is the absolute chaotic conditions Brown faces.  As he mentors, trains, acclimates, and molds players to fit his team routine, they increase in value to the point where they become trade-able – a quality that does NOT last long on the Sixers roster with general manager Sam Hinkie has an opportunity to convert today’s coin into the possibility of tomorrow’s dollar.

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