Sixers Roundup: Brett Brown Podcast Appearances
Sixers head coach Brett Brown made a couple of appearances on national podcasts over the past week, highlighting this week’s Sixers Roundup. You can check out previous roundups here.
With the Delaware Valley practically shut down because of winter storm Jonas, now is a perfect time to catch up on some Sixers related podcasts.
- First up is Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports interviewing Sixers head coach Brett Brown. Woj starts the podcast off asking Brown some pointed questions about the first 30 or so games of the season, but the real gem of the interview is the second half, where Brown goes into his upbringing and early coaching career.
- Brown also appeared on USA Today’s “NBA A to Z” podcast with Jeff Zillgitt and Sam Amick. The podcast takes on a little bit of a different tone, with Brown getting into how he interacts with his players and the makeup of the clubhouse rather than big picture stuff related to Sam Hinkie and roster construction. The two podcasts complement each other well.
- Speaking of podcasts, I did another Sixers Beat with Rich Hofmann (PhillyVoice.com) and Max Rappaport (LibertyBallers.com, formerly of Sixers.com) where we ask the question of ‘Are the Sixers too good?’, talk about Jahlil Okafor‘s recent play, and take a look at what the future might hold for the Lakers and Heat picks.
- Bryan Toporek at bballbreakdown.com had a really good article on how Ish Smith has helped salvage the Sixers’ season.
- Bob Cooney had a good article on the impact of the D-League. What, if any, changes they can make in the next Collective Bargaining Agreement to continue making the league more equipped to develop talent will be interesting.
- Xylon Dimoff had an excellent breakdown for Hoop76 of the good, and bad, of Jahlil Okafor’s defensive performance.
- Mike Sielski at the Philadelphia Inquirer had a good article on how Jerry Colangelo got through the most challenging time of his career: the 1987 drug scandal that surrounded the Phoenix Suns.
- NBA.com updated their rookie rankings. Okafor came in at 3rd and T.J. McConnell at 7th.
- In the latest power rankings over at ESPN.com, the Sixers came in at … 28th?! The Sixers’ strong play of late has catapulted them over the 9-36 Los Angeles Lakers and the 13-31 Phoenix Suns, who have lost 6 in a row and 15 of their past 16 games.