Report: 76ers’ Brett Brown to coach Australia in 2020 Olympics

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The Australian men’s basketball national team has never medaled in the Olympics or the FIBA World Cup.

There have been several close calls. The Boomers finished fourth in the 1988, 1996, 2000 and 2016 Olympics and 2019 World Cup. The latest setback led to some colorful language.

Already qualified for the 2020 Olympics, Australia will turn back to 76ers coach Brett Brown to get over the hump.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

Australia has plenty of talent – Aron Baynes, Joe Ingles, Patty Mills, Matthew Dellavedova. Maybe Brown can lure Philadelphia star Ben Simmons, who withdrew from this year’s World Cup.

Brown coached Simmons’ father in Australia. That time Down Under set up Brown, who was born and raised in Maine, to get this job.