Jimmy Butler exited the court in disgust after the Sixers lost a game they should have won in Chicago on March 6th, 2019. He was outraged at 76ers head coach Brett Brown. His play calling at the end of the game had Jimmy Buckets questioning his decision to accept a trade to Philadelphia. That's when knowledgeable NBA fans everywhere knew Brett Brown was not the man for the job.
Brett Brown is strictly a rebuild coach. He's able to win you some games, but is mostly a coach that will keep an average team engaged and entertained throughout the grind of an NBA Season. However, the current Sixers have championship aspirations, but Brett Brown isn't the coach to lead a championship caliber team to an NBA championship.
The first piece of evidence is the way he uses Al Horford. AL Horford excels in the post. If needed, he can also effectively shoot the 3-ball. That doesn't mean he is a three point shooter, yet that's how he's used. This is why Horford has had his worst year yet in the NBA. He would be effective in the post, and in the pick and pop. But, Brown places Horford outside like he's some type of small forward. If Brett Brown doesn't wake up and use Al Horford the right way, he will be out of a job by the fall.
other problem is Brett Brown's play-calling. Nine times out of 10 his plays end up failing. He has no clue how to finish out a game. His only good play call in the past 5 years was the Furkan Korkmaz game winner that you can watch below. But other than that, he is horrible at drawing up any plays. There is no reason we should look past this when he doesn't excel in any other areas as a head coach.
The only problem is, who will replace him? Monty Williams would have been a favorite but was allowed to leave for the Phoenix Suns. That leaves very few good candidates to choose from. So, while Brett Brown absolutely deserves to be fired, he will probably hold on to his job for a little while longer. So, Sixers fans, conserve your rage for the next few years, because as much as I hate to say it, Brett Brown isn't going anywhere.