Sixers Extend Coach Brett Brown

The Philadelphia 76ers may be amidst an extended run of futility that's virtually unprecedented in NBA history, but clearly the team doesn't see that as a reflection on the performance of the head coach.

Coach Brett Brown has received an extension to his contract, the team announced Friday. Brown is in his third year as Sixers coach. A news conference was held at 5 p.m.

While Yahoo reporter Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the contract was for an additional two years and will now run through 2019, the Sixers did not announce terms of the deal.

"Brett has been everything we anticipated - and more - both as a basketball coach and a partner in building this program," general manager Sam Hinkie said. "His tireless work ethic, his daily desire to consistently improve, and his resiliency line up with our core values as an organization. It was not difficult to come to the decision to formally say we want to work with Brett Brown even longer."

The announcement comes a week after veteran NBA executive Jerry Colangelo was brought into the team as chairman of basketball operations.