HOT SEAT BLUES

Brett Brown's frustration caught on camera after Game 3 loss

HOT SEAT BLUES
Brett Brown, leaving the court after the Sixers' Game 3 loss to the Celtics.
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The Sixers dropped Game 3 to the Celtics despite holding a two-point lead with three minutes to play in the fourth quarter, falling into what will almost certainly be an insurmountable 3-0 series deficit.

While playing without Ben Simmons is less than ideal, the writing on the wall for Sixers head coach Brett Brown's time in Philadelphia is starting to show, and the seventh-year head coach seems to be feeling the hot seat.

After the fourth-quarter collapse, Brown didn't hide his anger with his team's performance as he left the court:

That poor chair.

It's particularly ironic to see Brown attack a chair, one day after he issued this quote about his locker room:

There is nobody in the locker room that is a kick-a-chair, swing-a-towel, flip-a-desk type of guy.

Not true, apparently!

The frustration was definitely building earlier in the game for Brown, after Alec Burks and Matisse Thybulle got their signals crossed on pick-and-roll coverage and left Jayson Tatum wide open from deep: 

It's been a painful year, and particularly a painful series, for Brown and the Sixers, who simply never found their collective rhythm after a substantial overhaul in the offseason that was meant to make the team an Eastern Conference contender.

Instead, barring the first 0-3 series comeback in NBA history, they'll be headed home after the first round - maybe even swept - and likely looking for a new head coach this offseason.

 

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