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Boomers coach Brown quits




Australian Boomers coach Brett Brown has sensationally quit his post less than a year out from the Tokyo Olympics.


Brown told Basketball Australia he would not be able to commit to the team after being fired by NBA team the Philadelphia 76ers.


"The uncertainties around the direction of my professional future unfortunately mean that I cannot commit to the time and preparation that this job deserves and requires," he said.


The 59-year-old signed on to coach the team last November, when the Olympics were still set to take place in 2020, and has not led the team in a game or a camp yet.


"It is important for me to give Basketball Australia, the [new] coach and players the necessary time for a full and thorough Olympic Games preparation in the event that the Games do proceed," he said.


"This was a difficult decision which did not come easy. My past experiences with the current Boomer players are among my most memorable as a coach. To coach the Boomers was a privilege and an honour.


"I will work closely with Basketball Australia in any way that I can to ensure a smooth and successful transition."


Basketball Australia will now look for a successor, as they chase medal success in Tokyo.


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