So much for the 76ers having a new coach.
General manager Sam Hinkie denied a New York Daily News report that the Sixers had decided to hire San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown.
"Nothing of that substance happened I could tell you," Hinkie said around 1:15 a.m. Friday following Thursday night's NBA draft. "We had a lot of things going on. That was not part of what happened in the last several hours."
Hinkie said he has not formally interviewed anyone for the coaching job vacated on April 18 by Doug Collins.
NBA assistant coaches David Fizdale (Miami Heat), Michael Curry (Sixers), Melvin Hunt (Denver Nuggets), and Rockets assistants Chris Finch and Kelvin Sampson have also been mentioned as potential candidates for the Sixers job.