If anybody needed a week off, it's Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown.
The Sixers head coach used the All-Star Break to take a timeout from coaching but he still wanted to show up at the Wells Fargo Center.
And for good reason.
They're not booing this time though, Brett, they're saying, "Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuce."
Brown got to watch another Boss call the shots on Friday when he attended the Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band performance of "The River" tour.
Sixers' PA announcer and WMMR host Matt Cord had Brown on the air before the concert to talk about his affinity for Springsteen.
Cord asked Brown when he was first exposed to Bruce.
“76. My roommate from Boston University was from Freehold, New Jersey," Brown said. "Back in high school I remember when the Born to Run album hit, then you started following all of it: Jungleland, Badlands, Rosalita, the whole thing. You just immediately got immersed with his ability to tell stories. When you first hear it, you just love the beat, you love the passion, but when you really dig into the words and appreciate his ability to tell a story, like Bob Dylan to me, it just goes to a higher level. As I've gotten older and you watch how he's progressed through the years and still looks like a million dollars. He's still so healthy and he still brings that energy. You pay attention a little bit deeper to the words and I think that's a thing as I've gotten older that you respect even more.”
It seems like Springsteen has the kind of attitude and persona that Brown would want out of one of his players.
"I think his passion, and how he takes care of himself, he's a big family guy, and how he brings it every single night is something you have to step back and respect."
Brown will attempt to lead his 76ers to a rising of their own from the bottom of the standings when they get back in action on Friday night against the New Orleans Pelicans.
You can listen to the whole 5+ minute chat between Cord and Brown here.