The Philadelphia 76ers have fired coach Brett Brown just a day after his seventh season ended in a postseason sweep. The 76ers were 43-30 this season and had woefully underachieved in a year when they were expected to be serious contenders in the Eastern Conference. Injuries played a key role in their struggles. The move was expected after the sixth-seeded Sixers were swept by the Boston Celtics.  Brown is still owed several million dollars on his contract.

The Sixers’ plan for a head coach will focus on LA Clippers assistant Ty Lue, sources said. Lue won a championship in 2016 as the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ head coach, and his ability to challenge and command the respect of high-level players makes him attractive to the Sixers — and others — in this job market.