A day after 76ers coach Brett Brown made an impassioned case for Joel Embiid and his superstar’s growth following the Game 7 loss to the Raptors, Embiid responded in kind.

“I was off social media. ... I heard about all those rumors and stuff and I just thought it was bull—.

“He’s done a fantastic job. He’s been there through everything,” Embiid continued.

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Jimmy Butler, facing pending free agency, also had kind words to say about the coach for whom he’s played for just six months.

“He has a huge heart. He’s a great dude, and he works incredibly hard,” he said. “I think he’s going to be here for a long time."

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The Sixers are speaking to the media in their annual postmortem after Sunday’s last-second loss at the hands of Kawhi Leonard.

In addition to Butler and Embiid, JJ Redick took the podium. He made clear: He wants to return to the Sixers.