Brett Brown has signed on as the Philadelphia 76ers new head coach.Former Boomers head coach Brett Brown has agreed to a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers to fill their head coaching position. The news was originally reported by Ian Tomsen of Sports Illustrated. A long-time assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs (on and off since 2001), Brown agreed to a four-year deal with the organisation and will use that time to help rebuild the struggling franchise from the ground up. Brown reportedly beat out several other candidates for the job, including Jay Larranaga, Kenny Atkinson and Michael Curry. He will replace Doug Collins as the top dog. The agreement almost stalled late last week, when Brown reportedly wanted to be guaranteed the four-year deal to ensure he has enough time to build a winning team. He was reportedly urged not to take the job by his colleagues, given the state of the franchise. He certainly has his work cut out for him, the 76ers under new manager Sam Hinkie have blown up the team, beginning with the draft-day trade of Jrue Holiday for No. 6 overall pick Nerlens Noel. Patience will be required for Brown and the 76ers organisation, as Noel is still recovering from a torn ACL. However good a job he does, there's every chance the 76ers will be a losing team for the next year or so. Browns credentials are impressive, winning 149 games over nine seasons as the head coach of the Boomers, including a seventh-place effort in the 2012 Olympic Games. He is well-regarded in the NBA community. We'll be keeping a close eye on Brown and how the 76ers develop this year. Best of luck to him.