By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — 31 turnovers en route to a 27-point loss and an 0-12 start.

“That’s not the Philadelphia 76ers,” head coach Brett Brown said Wednesday night, after his team’s loss to the Indiana Pacers. “Usually we leave games and we say these guys work and they see games through.”

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Rooting for the Sixers has become exhausting, let alone playing for them. But could you imagine being Brown and actually coaching them? Dealing with frustrating losses night, after night, after night.

Could you handle it? St. Joe’s University head basketball coach Phil Martelli couldn’t.

“No. I can’t [imagine it],” Martelli told Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show on Thursday. “I really have no words for what he [Brown] could be possibly going through. What the players could be feeling, sensing. I mean when you look at where their players comes from—in college they have unbelievable successes and now to be going through this for the second year in a row.”

Listen: Phil Martelli on the 94WIP Morning Show

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Martelli admits he’s impressed with Brown’s positive demeanor with the media.

“Look, stay the course, stay the course, stay the course,” Martelli said. “I find it unbelievable, Brett Brown’s interaction with the media, that he doesn’t crack. And he talks about teaching and he talks about growing, talks about keeping them together. But look, that’s not a 48-minute record that they have, that sticks with them 24 hours a day—they haven’t won a game. When you look at the next six games, all on the road I think, boy that’s a tough way to go. Tough way to make a living.

“I don’t know Brett Brown well enough to say can he separate the teaching and the coaching that’s going on with the results,” Martelli continued. “Maybe he is the right guy because there are other guys that have coached in this town, you know before this new administration, who just said like, ‘I’m gonna mail this in. I’m not gonna put my heart and soul into this.’ But if you watch him and you listen to him, and read his comments, he’s all-in.”

Martelli, who has been coaching at St. Joe’s since 1995, was coming off a 22-point win over Buffalo just 10 hours prior to this 94WIP Morning Show interview. So when Cataldi asked Martelli if he could ever see himself in Brown’s shoes, the 61-year-old college basketball coach said he isn’t wired that way.

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“No, I couldn’t it,” Martelli admitted. “I couldn’t do that league because I know how much each of these games—somehow or another those guys have the DNA to coach in that league, that they can get on to the next one, they can get on to the next one. They take care of themselves, they rest properly. Look, I’m being honest with you right now, I’m up all night. We won last night. We have a game on Saturday and I’ve been watching tape of Florida. I’ve written my scouting report, I’ve written my practice and I’m gonna try and lay down after I finished talking to you. But I don’t know how you do it every night.”