We’ve gotten to know Brett Brown pretty well over the last seven years. We’ve seen the former Sixers head coach play multiple roles for the organization, from the mouthpiece for the team during some lean “Process” years to an interim GM who oversaw a draft and more.
Not many have seen Brown like this. The Main Line Times profiled the 59-year-old and his 24 year-old-daughter Julia as Brown stopped in to catch her during a work day operating the register at the GET Café in Narberth.
The café features all of the usual coffee shop drinks and treats, but as with many places, it’s the people that make it special.
Brown’s daughter has a developmental disability and the café makes “a commitment to the gainful employment of individuals of all abilities.”
In the article Brown quipped: “She’s currently working and I’m not.”
He also added:
“This job has given her a great self-worth that she never had before. Earning her own money, having to file a tax-return for the first time, and feeling like a productive member of society has made her so happy.”
Brown as a doting father is new to Sixers fans in some ways, but not at all far from the compassion he showed toward the 102 players he coached during his tenure in South Philly.
The piece didn’t offer any clues on what’s next for Brown as his name hasn’t been mentioned in connection with any of the NBA’s coaching vacancies or front office openings.
Brown also had two years left on his contract when the Sixers parted ways with him, so the coach’s bank account is still pretty flush.
If the article is any indication, Brown appears to be transitioning into his downtime pretty smoothly.