SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports activities’ Jeff Zillgitt breaks down the Jap Convention finals between the Greenbacks and Raptors and the matchup of stars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard.

Forward in their Sport 7 showdown with the Toronto Raptors, a file surfaced that Philadelphia 76ers trainer Brett Brown would wish an NBA Finals look to stay his task.

An afternoon after their season got here to a detailed, the Sixers temporarily ended any hypothesis about Brown’s task safety. He’s going to be again for the 2019-20 season, the workforce showed Monday evening.

After dropping 92-90 on a buzzer-beater via Raptors big name Kawhi Leonard on Sunday, the sooner file picked up steam because the Sixers fell in the second one spherical for the second one consecutive season. It was once no longer the kind of end the workforce envisioned after they got Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris all the way through the common season.

Joel Embiid, who had some other All-Celebrity season, has performed all 3 of his seasons underneath Brown. While you imagine his first two injured seasons, Embiid has spent a complete of 5 years with the top trainer.

All through go out interviews previous Monday, Embiid presented a robust protection of Brown.


“I used to be off social media. I heard about these types of rumors and I assumed it was once (expletive),” Embiid stated. “He is completed an improbable task. He is been there thru the whole lot and this yr, I feel he grew much more as a trainer. It is exhausting if in case you have 5 guys who can rating the ball and do a large number of issues at the basketball court docket. On the finish of the day, it comes all the way down to the gamers.

“He is an awesome trainer, a greater individual, and I were given a large number of love for him. If there’s anyone in charge, put all of it on me.”

Brown has the improve of no longer best Embiid, but additionally Jimmy Butler, who best performed underneath Brown for a short while after being got in November from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

“I feel he realizes how other of a human being I’m. How I will be able to be tricky now and then, however I swear it is from the best position,” stated Butler. “He is a really perfect dude. He works extremely exhausting, so you were given to recognize that about him, and he is at all times considering of ways he could make everyone nice.

“I feel he will be right here for a very long time.”

With Brown now coming again for his 7th season, the Sixers head right into a summer season of uncertainty, with Butler coming into loose company and a large number of choices to be made on many fronts.

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