76ers coach Brett Brown
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.
NBA Draft analyst Jonathan Givony
About The Show
Adrian Wojnarowski, the most dominant force in NBA reporting, brings you inside the league with The Woj Pod. Woj is probing the biggest newsmakers in the sport – from the commissioner, to general managers, coaches and star players – to bring listeners inside the processes, personas and stories that impact the NBA. Beyond longer sit-down interviews in our New York studios, Woj will deliver real-time podcasts with league personnel built around breaking news.