09/24/16 11:46 am EST
“I won’t go there.”
That’s what I answered when asked about the 76ers 2016 media luncheon (namely because I wasn’t invited). However, this was also the phrase used by Head Coach Brett Brown at the aforementioned luncheon when asked for a win total goal for the upcoming season.
The exchange between Brown and the media was symbolic of what the fourth-year lead man of the Sixers can expect this upcoming season; pressure and expectations. Let’s keep realistic…on paper the Sixers still don’t blow anyone away. However for the first time since taking the helm in 2013 Brown is working with a legitimate NBA roster. In the past, a lot of the media and blogosphere have withheld and reserved any critique of the ‘Bostralian’ due to the “tanking / process” circumstances at hand. That won’t be the case during the 2016-17 season.