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Sources: Philadelphia 76ers fire coach Brett Brown after 7 seasons

The Philadelphia 76ers fired coach Brett Brown on Monday, sources tell ESPN.

Brown's dismissal is expected to be a precursor for more upheaval for the 76ers, whose senior leadership -- including general manager Elton Brand -- will begin exploring changes in the front office structure, sources said.

The franchise's plan is that Brand will continue to oversee basketball operations, sources tell ESPN.

Among the Sixers senior leadership, there's still a strong desire to keep the franchise's two young All-Stars -- Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons -- together, sources said. The Sixers are determined to let a new coaching staff search for ways to maximize Embiid and Simmons together before even entering into a discussion on trade scenarios.