The trade deadline is here.
The 76ers have until 3 p.m.
this afternoon to decide whether to cut ties with free-agents-to-be Evan Turner
and Spencer Hawes
, sell off Thaddeus Young
and his one remaining year under
contract plus a player option, or any conceivable configuration of the two. (The latest, it would seem, is an ESPN report that the Cavaliers are eying Hawes
What does Sixers coach Brett
Brown think is going to happen?
“What I expect is nothing,” he
said. “Every one of my years, this stuff has surfaced – and it’s to a greater
level here – but it surfaces with San Antonio. We were very clandestine. We flew
under the radar better than most. It inevitably, through the media, surfaces.
It’s part of pro sport.
“I expect to wake up and coach
the team I had the previous day. I think the stats and the facts confirm that
opinion. Most times, this period of time is highly overblown.”
Brown’s involvement in roster
moves for the Sixers is somewhat hands-off, he said at Wednesday’s practice. He
said he leaves those goings-on to general manager Sam Hinkie. The two, Brown
said, have a regular running dialogue, but the first-year coach said he and the
Sixers’ ownership group trust Hinkie, the first-year GM.
“We talk all the time and, at
the end of the day, I really trust Sam Hinkie’s judgment and I leave it with
Sam,” Brown said. “My experience over the years is that not a lot happens. This
is going to be left with Sam’s better judgment. This is why the club hired him.
This is his strength. It doesn’t diminish communication at all.
“I’m in this for the long
haul, and this is the first wave of a very long process. I coach this team, I
enjoy coaching this team, I’m doing my very best to coach this team and we got
up this morning, had a great, spirited session and life moves on.”
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