Surviving a year as the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers could be rather difficult for Brett Brown.
As reported by Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen, the former assistant coach of the San Antonio Spurs is officially set to call the shots for the Sixers. Now he has to figure out how he can find success, or at least survive, with his new team.
According to Thomsen, Brown is inking a four-year contract with guaranteed money, so the team is making a big commitment here. However, that doesn't make him safe from the axe, as Philly could still go in a different direction if Brown can't thrive as a head coach.
Making a checklist of steps to follow during his first season is crucial. He'd probably like to hang around for the 2014-15 season that promises to be more enjoyable than the 2013-14 campaign.
More steps will develop as the season progresses, but for now, Brown has six keys to follow.