76ers’ Brett Brown on Al Horford After Benching: ‘I Want to Help Him Help Us’

76ers’ Brett Brown on Al Horford After Benching: ‘I Want to Help Him Help Us’

Philadelphia 76ers' Al Horford plays during an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown suggested Friday that his benching of veteran big man Al Horford is his attempt to get the five-time All-Star back on track.

According to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps, Brown said:

“He’s a prideful man. He’s got a history … he has been rewarded with the contract that he has, and [I’m] just keeping it very straight, very clean, very quick … ‘This is how I see it. This is how I see it this way.’ And not being apologetic about it. I want to help him help us.

“Somewhere in the middle of that, I am aware of it all. He knows that I am aware of it all. And I believe that things will settle.”

Horford started in his first 49 appearances of the 2019-20 season before coming off the bench in Philly’s final game before the All-Star break. He also played 18 minutes off the bench in Thursday’s 112-104 win over the Brooklyn Nets at the Wells Fargo Center, recording six points, three rebounds, two assists and two blocks, as well as a minus-26 rating.

                                                   

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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February 21, 2020 at 01:54PM

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