[caption id="attachment_16907" align="aligncenter" width="520"] News Limited[/caption] Former Boomers coach Brett Brown is being actively pursued by the Philadelphia 76ers for their coaching vacancy. Brown, currently an assistant coach at the San Antonio Spurs, has been a part of the Boomers since 1995, beginning as an assistant coach before taking on head coach duties in 2009 and stepping down in 2012. An American native, Brown moved to Australia and was a NBL coach during the 90s for the Melbourne Tigers and Sydney Kings over a 14-year period, earning himself 1994 Coach of the Year honours. While coaching the Boomers he led them to win the FIBA Oceania Championship in 2011 to secure their Olympics placement. Brown joined the San Antonio Spurs in 2002, working under future Hall of Fame coach Gregg Popovich. Current a bench assistant, he worked as an assistant coach and director of player development since coming to the team. The 76ers received permission from the Spurs to interview Brown for the job, who also reportedly had an interview with the Denver Nuggets (who eventually hired Brian Shaw). Brown has a strong relationship with Aussie point guard Patty Mills, currently on the Spurs roster and who has been a member of the Australian National Team since 2006. Australia's strong performance in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, where they were beaten by the eventual champion US Team may have led to the increased interest in his services this offseason. If Brown wins the job in Philadelphia he might have missed an opportunity to take Mills with him, who just this week exercised his option in his contract to remain with the Spurs. If successful he'll replace Doug Collins, who resigned as the 76ers coach in April this year. Should he decide to stay in San Antonio he'll likely be promoted to lead adviser. We wish coach Brown the best of luck pursuing his NBA coaching career.