ESPN has picked up on a Philadelphia Inquirer report that Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown wants to return to coaching.
Larry Brown hasn't officially coached a basketball game in nearly two years, but his head and heart remain in the game, and he said yesterday he hoped to land a head coaching job, either in the NBA or in college, for next season.Here's this tidbit from Yahoo.
"I've got to figure out if I can get a coaching job," Brown said. "I want to get back so bad. I'm so bored."
In January 2007, the 76ers hired Brown as their executive vice president, and he has assisted head coach Maurice Cheeks in evaluating players. Brown also has been a mainstay at Villanova practices, offering Jay Wright support and suggestions on offensive sets.
Although he has had coaching offers since he was fired after one tumultuous season with the New York Knicks in 2005-06, Brown has not found the right opportunity. Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers offered him an assistant job last year, as did Marquette coach Tom Crean, now the head coach at Indiana. Brown also interviewed for the Princeton job.
Brown coached the Sixers for six seasons, leading them to the 2001 NBA Finals. He was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002.
Perhaps the Cowboys are getting the hint. News surfaced Sunday that they’ve discussed the opening with former Kansas, UCLA and NBA coach Larry Brown. The hire would be a great one – and, heck, the Cowboys may not have to shell out as much money to get him.
Brown is already a multimillionaire.