Brett Brown tabbed as new Sixers coach

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Updated: 8/12/2013 11:38 am

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly named Brett Brown their new head coach.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Brown accepted the Sixers' offer on Monday. The paper said he received a four-year contract.

Brown had been long rumored to be Philadelphia's choice, as speculation began on draft night that the San Antonio Spurs assistant was in line to replace Doug Collins.

Collins stepped down in April after three seasons with the Sixers despite having one year remaining on his contract. He was expected to remain with the organization in an advisory role.

The Sixers were 34-48 last season and have rebuilt the roster, starting with a trade on draft night that sent All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday to New Orleans in exchange for the sixth overall pick, 7-foot center Nerlens Noel, and a 2014 first-round draft choice.

Brown will step in after spending the past seven seasons under Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. He becomes the second Spurs assistant to land a head coaching job this offseason, as Mike Budenholzer was hired in late May to fill the coaching vacancy with the Atlanta Hawks.

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