Not necessarily a Woj ‘bomb,’ but more of a Molotov cocktail-sized report:
Australia is finalizing an agreement with Sixers coach Brett Brown to become its national team coach again, sources tell ESPN. Brown would coach Aussies in 2020 Olympics. Brown coached Australia in 2012 London Games.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 19, 2019
Brett would still coach the Sixers. This just means he’d handle the Aussie national team in the summer, during the offseason. The 2020 Olympics take place in Tokyo and will run from July 24th to August 9th, so there wouldn’t be any interference with his Philly duties.
I would be particularly interested in seeing how Brown coaches Ben Simmons at the international level on a squad that does not include Joel Embiid, but instead features players like Patty Mills, Joe Ingles, and Aron Baynes. In 2012, Brett’s Aussie team finished 7th with a 3-3 record. They lost 119 to 86 to the United States in the quarterfinals with this roster: