76ers’ Achilles Heel will be Brett Brown come playoff time – Stephen A. | First Take


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  • philly_ sports
    philly_ sports  2 months back

    He was right. He's the reason why we lost Game 7.

    • Pens Suck
      Pens Suck  4 months back

      Definitely Brett Brown is a liability. He's one of those guys who thinks he's the smartest guy in the room, when he's actually the dumbest. He's also responsible for why Simmons is our PG, which is not working out, especially not in the playoffs. Get a real point guard on this team, and suddenly Jimmy and Tobias are going to average 20 points each easy. Ben Simmons does almost nothing for us in the half-court. Any scrub can dribble the ball up court and hand it off. JJ Redick is old, slow, and not athletic -- it's not his fault -- but Brown uses him too much and he doesn't sub him out late in games, where teams constantly go at him to get easy buckets. Fire Brett Brown, get almost anyone in there for a year, and the Sixers already have the talent to be the best team in the East.

      • mikey galvan
        mikey galvan  4 months back

        Is it just me or was this a legit sane conversation?

        • Petro Gray
          Petro Gray  4 months back

          Same shit SAS... same shit talk... EAD

          • Andre Collins
            Andre Collins  4 months back

            Maybe Coach Brown isn't a Playoff coach

            • 4 Fake
              4 Fake  5 months back

              Molly knows she's fine

              • The Huksta
                The Huksta  5 months back

                Couldn’t agree more. Brown is a “nice guy” but he and his assistant coaches do not have the nous to get the most out of the talent Philly has at their disposal. Simmons needs a hard nosed coach that will smack him down for all those turnovers. He plays like the millionaire he is. With a defence that you could drive a bus through, the sixers will be lucky to get past the first round of playoffs.

                • Eyem Dunn
                  Eyem Dunn  5 months back

                  Celtics were always better than the 76ers. Celtics in 5, again.

                  • Lord Hinkie
                    Lord Hinkie  5 months back

                    Thank GOD, SAS is making sense. COACH BROWN IS A BUM

                    • George Geri
                      George Geri  5 months back

                      The 3 point line will guard Ben simmons.

                      • Martin Smith
                        Martin Smith  5 months back

                        Anybody notice a pattern here? The Knicks suck because of Phil Jackson. The Celtics are struggling is because of Gordon Hayward and Brad Stevens. The Lakers suck because of Luke Walton and Rob Pelinka. Antonio Brown's problems are caused by Ben Roethlisberger. The Cowboys problems are caused by Jason Garrett. If there was an organization completely void of white people Stephen A. would blame the Lithuanian janitor.

                        • WHERESWORM MUSIC
                          WHERESWORM MUSIC  5 months back

                          Hire J Wright... problem solved.

                          • Justin Cady
                            Justin Cady  5 months back

                            Or maybe the fact that Simmons cannot make a jump shot?

                            • Young 3
                              Young 3  5 months back

                              Naw ben simmons

                              • Tony Rame
                                Tony Rame  5 months back

                                Brett Brown is not an X and O guy, he cant coach a defense or offense to elite levels, he is a people person and manager of egos, if he is gonna stay on as the head coach, sixers will need to fire all of their assistants and have much more hands on coaches like what happened with Phil Jackson who was in a similar situation.

                                • ihol kih
                                  ihol kih  5 months back

                                  What is max talking about McConnell is not in the starting lineup.

                                  • ihol kih
                                    ihol kih  5 months back

                                    @Asmosis Jones Mike Scott is looking pretty good. This is a great team if they stay healthy I think well make a run. Remember that there is only 2 teams in the league that can have 2-3 all star caliber players on the floor at the same time and were one of them. Ill take that over bench depth any day.

                                  • Asmosis Jones
                                    Asmosis Jones  5 months back

                                    think he forgot that they traded for harris….

                                  • Asmosis Jones
                                    Asmosis Jones  5 months back

                                    can I be serious..who on this bench can we count on to average even 6 points in a playoff series?..i dont see anyone...their rellying on 5 guys to win a title..

                                • john devine
                                  john devine  5 months back

                                  Don’t jump on the Sixers bandwagon when they make eastern Conference finals. These frauds switch up so much it’s embarrassing

                                  • Witch King of Angmar
                                    Witch King of Angmar  5 months back

                                    As long as Brown is the coach the Sixers will be one of the teams that turn the ball over the most. Steadily in the bottom 3...

                                    • Witch King of Angmar
                                      Witch King of Angmar  5 months back

                                      Nate McMillan > Brett Brown
                                      Budenholzer > Brown
                                      Nurse > Brown
                                      Spoelstra > Brown
                                      And we all know Stevens > Brown

                                      • Sohrob Ganjbaksh
                                        Sohrob Ganjbaksh  5 months back

                                        Molly: my neck my back lick my pussy an my crack

                                        • vlad mashv
                                          vlad mashv  5 months back

                                          Brett brown is the BEST COACH for team who is trying to Tank !! Sign him up ! He always find a way to loose the game !

                                          • Erica Alexander
                                            Erica Alexander  5 months back

                                            I've been saying since last season its their coaching

                                            • Sheen Estivez
                                              Sheen Estivez  5 months back

                                              Redick is their Achilles heal

                                              • ADMAFIA210
                                                ADMAFIA210  5 months back

                                                Molly lookin hot as usual

                                                • KOZYKEV
                                                  KOZYKEV  5 months back

                                                  Molly is reckless 😂

                                                  • Josh Galvan
                                                    Josh Galvan  5 months back

                                                    I mean maybe if Ben Simmons could fucking shoot Philly would be the 1 seed.

                                                    • Raheem Austin
                                                      Raheem Austin  5 months back

                                                      Ok they lost that game to the gsw they talk about it. They beat gsw few weaks ago we hear nothing smh

                                                      • The Corndog Hero
                                                        The Corndog Hero  5 months back

                                                        Stephen "I hate all white coaches" Smith

                                                        • Nicholas Najibi
                                                          Nicholas Najibi  5 months back

                                                          They should get rid of molly. Too much attitude toward max. She shows it too much. And he’s 10 times smarter than she is.

                                                          • Ash
                                                            Ash  5 months back

                                                            I strongly disagree. It will be because Ben Simmons creates zero gravity on offense. I've been a Sixers fan since the days of Moses Malone and Julius Erving (quite frankly we sucked for a while prior to the merger), but mark my words, the Sixers cannot win until Ben Simmons starts taking and making 15 foot jumpshots. Until then his man on defense can realistically help on everyone else. Ben doesn't even need to shoot three point shots, all I'm asking for is a mid range jump shot that will force defenses to defend him inside the the arch. If he can do that; the Sixers will be playing in the finals because there is no one who can stop them until then. As much as blame I want to give Brent Brown(and he deserves a lot of blame); but he is handicapped with two point guards who cannot shoot from distance. The offense he designed is to mask Ben Simmons lack of a jumpshot but now is the time to throw Ben out of the protection of the nest and see if he can fly. He is quite capable in every other aspect of the game but shooting (which unfortunately for Ben has now become the most important skill in today's NBA). This scenario is the same reason I did not like the trade of Fultz ( not saying he shouldn't have been traded instead that even if the Sixers did trade him, it should've been for a player like Terrance Ross/DJ Augustin who could shoot and initiate the offense if he needed to instead of a poor shooter like Jonathan Simmons).

                                                            • John Denver
                                                              John Denver  5 months back

                                                              Yeah it'll be the white coaches fault.

                                                              • Blight
                                                                Blight  5 months back

                                                                God fans are dumb. Simmons couldn't shoot last year and had 1 shooter with him. Apart from a handful of games against excellently organised defence, he was sensational. This year all the dummy's are out and saying 76ers wont progress because ben simmons cant shoot. Perhaps if the roster was the same and the team didn't find a way to deal with it, but the roster now has a clutch closer and another elite shooter and playmaker, and they are posting up ben a heck of a lot more (which he is fantastic at).

                                                                Get a new take for crying out loud. You might as well be saying 'Not a Rookie' jokes, because this shit is old.

                                                                • Jumbo Kevin
                                                                  Jumbo Kevin  5 months back

                                                                  The reason why 76ers lost is JJ Redick. He was shooting garbage all game and decided to take 2 shots in the last 2 minutes, then played zero defence against Curry who got an easy layup

                                                                  • FAKER24
                                                                    FAKER24  5 months back

                                                                    knee bone connected to thy bone LOL

                                                                    • andre nickens
                                                                      andre nickens  5 months back

                                                                      Ben Simmons isn’t the weakness of the sixers. This comment section reaching. Everything’s all about a jumpshot. He posted a triple double, and gives decent defense with his size and length on the court. He’s surrounded with scorers and shooters. You can cover his weakness hella easily if the system around him works like it should. Brett brown developed this team, he’s a good coach. But in the end he isn’t gonna be the coach for long pushes into the playoffs. Idk who the next coach should be but BB has done his job and it’ll be time for a new coach that takes this team to another level. And Joel needs to get his body right this summer. He needs to strengthen those legs and condition himself to another level if he wants to prove he can last in the league. The talent is there, the health isn’t. Which I partially blame the sixers medical staff. That medical staff has been suspect for years

                                                                      • L Amon
                                                                        L Amon  5 months back

                                                                        Tigh bone. Really Molly

                                                                        • Kevin Stankovic
                                                                          Kevin Stankovic  5 months back

                                                                          Please replace Max with Jalen Rose. GIVE THE PEOPLE! What they want.

                                                                          • Brooklyn
                                                                            Brooklyn  5 months back

                                                                            Molly sayin "MY neck, My back" she a lil freak

                                                                            • George Ralph
                                                                              George Ralph  5 months back

                                                                              Sure, the missed rim shot was Brown's fault. The job of a coach in the final minute of the game is to stress the finer points of play. He should have reminded Simmons to hit the rim. That's what a coach's job is. It is also a coach's job to tell his players not to foul a 99% FT shooter near the end of a game.

                                                                              • Supaa FreshKidd
                                                                                Supaa FreshKidd  5 months back

                                                                                This how I know ya get no ass 😂 Every girl a freak, it just take the right guy to bring it out of them 💯

                                                                                • A
                                                                                  A  5 months back

                                                                                  Bret Brown is fine

                                                                                  • Kieran Hunter
                                                                                    Kieran Hunter  5 months back

                                                                                    I'm of the opinion that of the 4 bug teams in the east, the bucks and Raptors are the most prepared. If Phila has a coach that can't execute down the stretch then the celtics have a coach that can't control the locker room. The issue for both teams will break them in the playoffs if they don't adjust. I hope and believe it will be bucks and Raptors come finals time for the eastern conference and the only thing that will save the Raptors then is playoff experience and Leonard

                                                                                    • greg taylor
                                                                                      greg taylor  5 months back

                                                                                      Steven A is right. More people should be talking about Brett Brown's coaching. He's got a great starting lineup. He needs to figure this out. His rotations are questionable as is his halfcourt offense, which is just bad. Embid shouldn't be shoting bailout 3's at the end of the shot clock. He's not getting good shots out of the offense if they're not fast breaking. The defense is adequate. The offense needs work.

                                                                                      • Midnight Jones
                                                                                        Midnight Jones  5 months back

                                                                                        Molly's a freak. Congrats, Jalen.

                                                                                        • cj simangan
                                                                                          cj simangan  5 months back

                                                                                          Stephen A Smith is so bias against white coaches. Brett Brown is a phenomenal coach. Guess what, the coach Stephen A Smith endorsed for New York Knicks is doing a horrible JOB. Coach McMillan and Doc Rivers are probably the only good black coach around

                                                                                          • Patrick Gbor
                                                                                            Patrick Gbor  5 months back

                                                                                            best team Sixers had in a long time, if we stay healthy we can go far, it's our time

                                                                                            • Tony Vo
                                                                                              Tony Vo  5 months back


                                                                                              • ANDREW-AQN
                                                                                                ANDREW-AQN  5 months back

                                                                                                - At this rate I am NOT hoping Brown's coaching wins us any close games, just so long as his coaching is NOT detrimental and costs us games (e.g. Bonehead Substitutions, Gross Time-out Mismanagement, Continual Undisciplined Team Turnover Rate, etc)!!!

                                                                                                - Recent close playoff like games (i.e. Celtics& Warriors), 76ers have 0 timeouts at the end and of these games with ZERO timeouts 13 second & 40 seconds left, respectively??? But he does not take timeouts to stop HUGE runs??? It is ABSOLUTELY critical to have a timeout and be able to advance the ball to halfcourt at the end of 1 possession games!!! Also, 76ers have ranked dead last in every year in Brown's 7 years??? This stat is NOT SUBJECTIVE and is completely related to Brett Brown's lack of discipline in coaching!!! (FYI, Sixers ranked best in team turnover 2009-2012 under Doug Collins)...