Report: 76ers to hire Brett Brown

Updated: June 28, 2013, 3:24 AM ET
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The Philadelphia 76ers will hire San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown as their new coach, according to a New York Daily News report.

Brown has been an assistant under Spurs coach Gregg Popovich for the past seven seasons and previously served as San Antonio's player development coach.

Brown becomes the second Spurs assistant to land a head-coaching job this offseason, joining Mike Budenholzer (Hawks).

Brown replaces Doug Collins, who was not retained after three seasons as the 76ers' coach.