Former coach to return to Sixers as executive VP

Updated: January 7, 2007, 3:00 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- The only Hall of Fame coach the Philadelphia 76ers have is going to spend his days in the front office instead of on the bench.

Larry Brown was rehired by Philadelphia as an executive vice president Saturday, a return to the organization he coached to its last trip to the NBA Finals, and stoking speculation that he'll eventually replace coach Maurice Cheeks and revive one of the worst teams in the NBA.

And this time, Brown won't have to clash with Allen Iverson.

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