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Former Rockets CEO Tad Brown to join Daryl Morey, Sixers in same role

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The Houston-to-Philly pipeline continues.

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Another former Rockets employee has found a new home, and he’s joining an old pal from his Houston days.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, former Rockets CEO Tad Brown has agreed to join the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils in the same role.

Both the 76ers and Devils are under the same company, Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment, which operates its business out of Newark, New Jersey, just 90 minutes away from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Brown joins Philadelphia less than a year after general manager Daryl Morey left Houston to join the 76ers as president of basketball operations.

Brown stepped down from his position in May following a 17-55 season, the worst during his 15-year tenure as Rockets CEO.

During the 13 years where Morey and Brown were on staff together, the Rockets held a 640-400 record (.615), one of the best records in the NBA during that span.

Back when he announced his resignation, Brown said it was “time to move on and take on other adventures” and it appears this new adventure has led him to the Sixers.