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Monty Williams Joining Brett Brown’s Staff as Lead Assistant Coach

Brett Brown has found a lead assistant for his coaching staff.

Monty Williams intends to join the staff under Brown, a source confirmed Monday to NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Williams will bring five seasons of head coaching experience to the Sixers’ staff. He led the Pelicans from the 2010-11 to 2014-15 seasons, including two playoff appearances. Williams also was an associate head coach for the Thunder during the 2015-16 season and began his coaching career with the Trail Blazers as an assistant coach.

Williams has been a member of the Spurs’ front office.

Coaching the Sixers will be a return to Philadelphia for Williams. He played for the team during the 2002-03 season, part of his nine-year NBA playing career.

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The Sixers have been looking to fill the vacancy on the staff left by Lloyd Pierce, who was hired as the Hawks’ head coach on May 11.

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