San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has all the love in the world for his pupil Brett Brown, and a ton of respect as well.

When Brown first took the Philadelphia 76ers job, Popovich was reportedly among a handful of people that suggested he pass. Now we know why.

During a conversation with CSN Philly, Popovich admitted that he’d last about one month coaching the 76ers.

“He’s the most positive individual I know,” Popovich said. “I honestly don’t know who else could be in Philadelphia doing what he’s doing. I couldn’t. I’d last about a month. Two years ago, I mean [I would last] a month. Not a month into the third year.”

The 76ers, have gone 37-137 under Brett Brown, a record that would normally assure that a coach never gets another opportunity. Popovich is likely to make sure Brown does.

By Glenn Erby

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