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Monday, March 21st, 2011 at 8:00 am  |  18 responses

Larry Brown Looking to Coach Again… in College

LB will scratch that coaching itch no matter what, even it means returning to the college ranks (something his former pro team thinks he’ll succeed at, for what it’s worth.) From Yahoo!: “Now Brown, 70, is interested in a return to the college ranks. ‘I was a college coach and did OK,’ Brown [said]. ‘I was a pro coach and did reasonably well. Kids want to be in the NBA, and if you can coach and teach and get them ready for the NBA and you’re at a good school, I think you’d have an unbelievable head start on a lot of people. I’ve always tried to get players better, whether as a college coach or a pro coach. Two minutes on the floor on the first day of practice, players know whether you can coach or not.’ The idea of Brown in the NCAA may come out of the blue. It isn’t without merit, though. Brown is correct that the NBA is the chief motivation for many recruits. If he was able to put together a young staff that’s connected within grassroots basketball, then why wouldn’t a top player consider playing for him? And it’s not like he’s been out of basketball the past few decades – who else has coached Allen Iverson, maximized Chauncey Billups and Ben Wallace and still counts Michael Jordan as a close friend? He knows almost everyone. Besides, what candidate out there is a better actual coach than this guy?”

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  • mike

    Go away Larry.

  • toinefan88

    He should coach St. Johns.

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    Go away Larry.

  • Charles

    Grow up Larry.

  • darkside

    WOW! you guys r tuff ok he’s 70 but that doesn’t mean he can’t offer some good knowledge to the up and coming. Ok so he’s no Mike (Duke)nor Jim (Uconn) BUT! he can coach a hell of alot better then some of these NCAA coaches AGREED

  • ClydeSays

    Before any College hires LB they should look into the amount of money Larry has been paid AFTER he’s been fired. I’m guessing he’s been paid as much or more NOT to coach as he was when he was actually on the sidelines.

  • darkside

    True statement Clyde but wooden coach into his late yearsjust perhaps he’ll be a better college coach. I he get’s fired then , same on his ass

  • sounddust

    Probably the most overrated coach of all-time. I mean, when your most notable achievements are coaching AI, “maximizing” 2 ridiculously hard working and self-motivated players, and of course, being a homie to G.O.A.T. like AHMED RASHAD…

  • Zeiram

    @Sounddust

    How about your notable achievements being winning a championship in the NCAA, the ABA and the NBA. Winning a coach of the year award in the NBA and NCAA and three times in the ABA?

    You sound stupid, listen to yourself!

  • http://slamonline.com zoom

    Brilliant basketball mind…big time head case. Go away Larry.

  • MikeC.

    Larry seemed burned out by the NBA grind. Maybe the shorter college season and more impressionable basketball minds will be better for him. I like the idea. The man knows the game and will help anywhere he goes. For a couple years anyway.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Larry will be great at any college, imo.

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    I hear Tennessee needs a coach…

  • http://NBA.com/bulls The Babe

    Tennessee would be wise to snap him up

  • mannyec0409

    Well, the NBA drove his old butt crazy so college is probably a good choice for him. It would probably help recruiting wherever he goes…maybe…

  • sounddust

    Zeiram: What can i say? I HATE LARRY BROWN!!!

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Larry Brown should coach AI in Turkey.

  • Anthony

    he shud be the assistant in NEW YORK

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