Longtime Rockets executive Tad Brown has reached an agreement to become the new CEO of the Sixers, as well as the NHL’s New Jersey Devils, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Both franchises are owned by Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment, which officially announced the hiring today in a press release.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tad to the HBSE family,” Sixers co-owner Josh Harris said in a statement. “Tad is an exceptional leader in our industry, and one with a deep passion for innovation and community engagement. With nearly twenty years’ experience leading the Houston Rockets and Toyota Center, we are confident that he will bring a fresh energy and new ideas to our teams, organization and local communities.”
Brown spent 15 years as the Rockets’ CEO, announcing earlier this year that he’d be stepping down from that position at the end of the 2020/21 season.
It didn’t take Brown long to find a new job. The position in Philadelphia will reunite him with former Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, who is now the Sixers’ president of basketball operations. Brown will be replacing Scott O’Neil, who left the franchise last month after eight years as the CEO of Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment.
During his time in Houston, Brown helped the Rockets secure All-Star games in 2006 and 2013 and oversaw the sale of the club in 2017. In his new role with the 76ers, he’ll oversee the team’s business functions, per ESPN’s report.
Although his role is ostensibly on the business operations side of the franchise, Brown did discuss basketball matters with the media a number of times during his tenure in Houston and figures to be involved in negotiations involving players or coaches in Philadelphia. As Wojnarowski notes, Brown and Morey developed a “shorthand” with one another during their many years of collaboration that should be beneficial going forward.
12 thoughts on “Tad Brown Hired As Sixers’ CEO”
Fans should be a Tad bit excited
The only way to excite their fans right now would be to find a decent trade for Simmons.
Decent trade ? Most would be happy with him gone for a bag of peanuts. He is more concerned with being a brand, then he is worried about his game.
Most must be you son as Big Ben two time all defense three time all star and rookie of the year all at 24 has a league value of lots more than peanuts.
shh, the armchair GMs on WIP know more than the real GMs do.
Sixers want to be the new Tadpole franchise for the league.
Time now for a Harden for Simmons swap, a signing Chris Paul in free agency, and resigning Dwight. What’s that? D’antoni wants to come and help coach too?
Good luck moving that Australian scared weak cat!! He passed on a wide open dunk cuz he thought he might get fouled haha!! Been watching the league for 36 years and never seen anything like it!!! He probably playing fortnite while surrounded by bunch of yes men!! If I was his teammate, I’ll bully his ass til he ask for a trade!! Just another example of this lazy, soft, weak new generation!!!
the dunk thing is such garbage. boiling down a player’s entire career to a single play is idiocy.
I don’t think it’s fair to call a pro basketball player lazy. They do more in an hour workout than you’ve probably done in your 36 watching tv from your lazy couch.
You keep going on about a weak new generation, yet even past players say this is some of the best basketball they’ve ever watched. Maybe you need to actually watch games instead of repeating whatever they say on sportscenter!!!!!!!!!!!!