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Sport Sixers coach Brown tapped for Aussie Olympic role

03:00  20 november  2019
03:00  20 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Brown had been an assistant coach for the Aussies from 1995 to 2003, including the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. He coached 14 years in the Australian professional league before joining San Antonio as an assistant in 2002. Brown is in his seventh season as the Sixers ' coach , which has

Brett Brown — who coached Australia at the London Olympics — is returning as head coach for the Boomers’ pursuit of a medal in Tokyo next year. Australia is finalizing an agreement with Sixers coach Brett Brown to become its national team Brown would coach Aussies in 2020 Olympics .

Brett Brown wearing a suit and tie: Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown is expected to coach Australia at next year's Olympics© Christian Petersen Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown is expected to coach Australia at next year's Olympics

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown is set to coach Australia's basketball team at next year's Olympics, ESPN reported on Tuesday.

The 58-year-old American is poised to lead the Australians again eight years after taking charge of the team at the 2012 London Olympics.

Brown has a long association with Australian basketball, spending the early years of his coaching career in Melbourne during from the late 1980s to the late 1990s.

He was also an assistant coach for the Australian team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and in Sydney four years later.

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Brown had been an assistant coach for the Aussies from 1995 to 2003, including the 1998 and 2002 Olympic Games. He coached 14 years in the Australian professional league before joining San Antonio as an assistant in 2002. Brown is in his seventh season as the Sixers coach , which has

Brown has led the Sixers to the Eastern Conference semi-finals for the past two seasons after taking over in Philadelphia in 2013.

Taking over for next year's Tokyo games would see Brown in charge of an Australian team spearheaded by Sixers star Ben Simmons.

The Australia-born Simmons has said he plans to represent the country of his birth at the Olympics next year.

"I will still be heading back home to Australia to host my camps as well as train and play with the Boomers in the upcoming exhibition games," Simmons said in July.

"I'm really excited about the talent we have on the Boomers squad, especially moving closer to 2020 where I will be honored and humbled to represent my country on the world's biggest sporting stage at the Olympics in Tokyo."

'We're going to 2020 Olympics to win a gold medal': Brown to lead Boomers .
"This is our mission and my message to our team I understand the magnitude of this statement. I would feel irresponsible having any other goal but this."Basketball Australia announced the appointment of Brown, currently the coach of NBA title contender Philadelphia 76ers,  on Wednesday morning, almost a week since news of talks between the two parties leaked to ESPN.

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