76ers Fire Three Assistant Coaches
- Updated: August 16, 2013
New Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown has fired incumbent assistant coaches Michael Curry, Aaron McKie and Jeff Capel. All three assistants had one year remaining on their contracts with the 76ers.
“The decision takes nothing away from the talent and loyalty of Michael Curry, Aaron McKie and Jeff Capel, but is more about making a fresh start here in Philadelphia,” Brown said. “I respect the way this staff did their job, and how they handled themselves with tremendous class and professionalism, which needs to be acknowledged. I am grateful for all the work they’ve done this off-season, leading up to the decision.”
Brown replaced Doug Collins, who resigned in April, as the Philadelphia head coach earlier in the week, so it didn’t take him long to assess the situation and decide that he wanted to surround himself with new faces.
The former San Antonio Spurs assistant coach, signed a 4-year deal, to become the 24th head coach in Philadelphia 76er history.
The new 76ers head coach has not yet named any successors to the three assistants that he fired.