Less than three weeks after the end of their season, the Sixers began planning for the long term.
On Tuesday, the Sixers have reached a three-year extension with head coach Brett Brown, a source confirmed. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report on the expansion, which is in the 2021-2022 season.
Brown had another year on his contract for the 2018-19 season. Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo wanted to do business sooner rather than later.
"I do not think it's the healthiest situation for coaches to go into a season, with one year on their contracts," Colangelo said earlier this month. "It influences so many aspects of what you do" (see story) .
The Sixers hired Brown in August 201
Brown was on the way to becoming coach of the year.
"Obviously it's a 'Coach of the Year', but I think it's a" coach of the past five years, "said Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer, when he still cited the Hawks (see story)  "I do not want to be too dramatic, but I think he's one of the few who can pull a team and an organization through what they've been through."
Brown's expansion gives the Sixers Coaching Constancy Just as important is a clear image for free agents, as the team has a big boost this summer and these players will know who they are coached by signing up in Philadelphia had a big impact on JJ Redicks selection last summer to play for the Sixers.
"To be honest, he was probably the biggest factor in this decision," said Redick of Brown (see story)  ]. "He's someone I've seen and wanted to play for."
At the end of the season, Brown was looking forward to continuing his role as Sixers' head coach.
"I think this is going to pay off It's going to turn out, but I love being here," Brown said this month. "We've developed something that I think we all do when you go deep breathing through, looking around you as an organization and being collective, I'm just so proud of where we are, I think my situation will develop as it should. "