Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 12:32 pm  |  5 responses

Does Larry Brown Want to Coach SMU?

by David Cassilo / @dcassilo

Larry Brown’s recent itch to get back into coaching has caused rampant speculation, and now it appears Brown has expressed interest in coaching at Southern Methodist, according to The Dallas Morning News.

Although SMU does not seem like a destination that Brown would normally be interested in, the Mustangs appear to be a team on the rise.

From  The Dallas Morning News:

SMU has compiled large funds from boosters to help lure its new coach, who will take on a building project. The Mustangs haven’t played in the NCAA Tournament since 1993 but are gearing up for a move to the elite Big East in 2013.

It’s unclear at this point whether SMU has similar interest in Brown. The Mustangs first target was Marquette head coach and Texas native Buzz Williams, who on Tuesday turned down what was reportedly a very large offer from SMU.

Brown has not coached since resigning from the Charlotte Bobcats in 2010.

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  • Kilo

    Why hasn’t Illinois contacted him?

  • abaci

    If he is as “desperate to coach again” like SLAM wrote, then i would say yes.

  • thecomputerdude

    SMU will “Play the right way”…lol

  • ToddK

    SMU would be lucky to get a coach like Larry Brown. He would bring instant credibility to the program and many top recruits would at least be willing to consider playing for him. He is getting a bit old, but you have to respect his resume.

    Another good choice might be Greg Marshall — he has done a good job at Wichita State and would do well mining the talent in Texas as coach at SMU.

  • TEdgar

    SMU would be nuts not to get Larry !!!!!!!!! With a couple young assistants to take over in few years — no brainer !!!!!!!!!!!!!