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76ers hire Brett Brown as coach

Updated: August 14, 2013, 4:57 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Brett Brown's thick, New England accent wouldn't have fit well in Philadelphia when the 76ers and Dr. J were one of the NBA's elite teams, consistently battling Larry Bird's Boston Celtics for Eastern Conference titles in the early 1980s.

Those days are long over. The Sixers haven't won it all since Julius Erving and Moses Malone led them to a championship 30 years. So, they're turning to Brown to build them into a contender again.

"To be here is surreal. I can still ...

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