Sixers to keep Brown as coach for at least another season

Brett Brown coached the 76ers to a 51-31 record this season before losing in the East semifinals.

Despite some rumors to the contrary, Brett Brown will return as coach of the Philadelphia 76ers next season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Brown was supposedly on the hot seat after the Sixers were eliminated from the Eastern Conference semifinals by the Toronto Raptors in seven games.

Sixers managing partner Josh Harris informed Wojnarowski of the decision to keep Brown.

“Harris, Brown and general manager Elton Brand met today to discuss offseason priorities, including draft and free agency,” Wojnarowski reported.

The Sixers are holding their end-of-the-season media availability Tuesday morning.

Brown, 58, has compiled a 178-314 in six NBA seasons, all with the Sixers. They finished 51-31 this past season.

Sixers starters Jimmy Butler, Tobias Harris and J.J. Redick are all set to become unrestricted free agents in July.