76ers coach Brett Brown

76ers coach Brett Brown

The Woj Pod - December 11, 2017 - 35:19

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown joins The Woj Pod to discuss teaching and nurturing his young stars, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, the unique process of No. 1 overall pick Markele Fultz’s shoulder rehab, the Sixers’ failed pursuit of Manu Ginobili in free agency two years ago, and much much more. 1:10: How coaches prepare their teams for back-to-backs. 3:24: Ben Simmons succeeding as a point guard for the 76ers. 5:55: The benefits of Brown’s relationship with the Simmons family. 7:45: Is there a blueprint for rebuilding Simmons’ jump shot? 9:54: Why Spurs assistant Chip Engelland is so successful working with players to change their shots. 13:29: The challenge of dealing with injuries to the team’s top draft picks during his tenure. 15:53: Helping Simmons and Joel Embiid learn the responsibilities that coming with being franchise players. 18:20: How the team views Embiid’s social media usage and trash talking. 21:16: The core leadership principles that Brown is teaching the 76ers. 25:06: Nearly signing Manu Ginobili during the summer of 2016. 28:32: Helping Markelle Fultz deal with criticism as he rehabs from a shoulder injury. 31:32: Brown’s longtime friendship with Hornets coach Steve Clifford and the toll of being an NBA head coach.

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