HoopsHype Larry Brown rumors

May 14, 2013 Updates

With a trifecta of coaches around 70 years old rumored as potential candidates, including Phil Jackson, Larry Brown and Jerry Sloan, why wouldn’t the most accomplished basketball player in the New York area over the last 30 years be considered? Mike Greenberg of ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike asked Ewing that question Friday morning when he appeared on the show to talk about the 2013 NBA Playoffs. “Your guess is as good as mine,” Ewing candidly responded. He continued. “You know what? I’m putting in the work. I’ve been an assistant coach for nine, 10 years. I’m trying to learn my craft, become better at it. I really don’t know. All I can do is just continue to work, continue to knock on doors. Hopefully that one team will decide to give me an opportunity and give me the opportunity to be successful or to fail.” SNY Nets

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The Nets, who fired Avery Johnson in late December and decided not to re-sign interim P.J. Carlesimo after their first-round playoff loss to Chicago, are expected to turn their attention to the coaching candidates not named Jackson now. According to two people with knowledge of the search, that list includes Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw, longtime NBA coach and current Southern Methodist University coach Larry Brown, and former Milwaukee and Chicago coach Scott Skiles. USA Today Sports

May 6, 2013 Updates

The Brooklyn Nets have contacted Phil Jackson about replacing the outgoing P.J. Carlesimo, according to a source. After Jackson, the source says the list of current Nets' candidates consists of Larry Brown and Brian Shaw. Neither Nate McMillan nor brothers Jeff and Stan Van Gundy is on the list, the source said. That could change if the Nets fail to land one of their top three choices. ESPN.com

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One name that makes sense is former Cavs guard Eric Snow, who was an assistant under Larry Brown at SMU this past season. He doesn't have vast coaching experience, but he seems like he'd be a Brown-type guy. He's disciplined, hard-working and no-nonsense. Snow, a Canton native, played for the Cavs from 2004-08. The Cavs could keep one of the holdovers from Coach Byron Scott's staff — Jamahl Mosley or Nate Tibbetts — or perhaps Canton Charge coach Alex Jensen. One former player who likely called Brown is ex-Cavs forward Donyell Marshall, who is living in the Cleveland area. He coached in the NBA Development League two years ago. News-Herald

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Larry Brown, who coached Iverson in Philadelphia, has called often recently, extending invitations to Dallas. Brown now coaches there, at Southern Methodist University, and two of Iverson’s former Sixers teammates, Eric Snow and George Lynch, are on Brown’s staff. Brown thinks it would be good for Iverson to be around the game and people who still care about him, but Iverson hasn’t visited. “I worry about him,” Brown said. “A lot.” Washington Post

April 16, 2013 Updates

The western migration of former Eastern Conference coaches continues this week with the listing of Larry Brown’s Pennsylvania residence. Previously, it was Mike D’Antoni who was on the move. Now, Brown, a decorated basketball mind who has coached, well, just about every ABA, NCAA and NBA team at this point, is the one looking to sell. The SMU Mustangs coach has indeed put his massive Colonial estate on the market. Brown asks $7.85 million for historic property known as ‘Linden Hall’, which can be found in Bryn Mawr, PA, a ‘burb of Lower Merion located roughly 30 minutes away from South Philadelphia. It is very likely Brown and his wife, Shelly, purchased the property sometime during his tenure with the Philadelphia 76ers, the early years of the Allen Iverson-era, which lasted from 1997-2003. Realtor

March 1, 2013 Updates

Bayno had normal nights like that through the rest of his playing career and they followed him into coaching. Somehow, he was always able to manage it. He worked under P.J. Carlesimo at Seton Hall and Larry Brown at Kansas, and helped John Calipari resurrect the program at UMass. It wasn't until he was a hot shot 32-year-old hired to get UNLV back on the national map that it really started to catch up to him. Now an assistant with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Bayno has been sober for nearly 11 years. He had to go through the CBA, ABA and the Philippines to re-establish himself in the hoops community, and he's spent that time also searching for a little more balance in a life that was sometimes consumed by the game. Boston Herald

February 5, 2013 Updates

Hunter said he received 102 text messages after he became interim coach. Texters included one of his ex-coaches, Larry Brown, as well as former teammates Rip Hamilton, Rasheed Wallace and Grant Hill. He also talked to Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers and Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson, both former point guards who landed coaching jobs without experience. "He's a guy who doesn't think he knows all of the answers," Jackson said. "He loves the game. He has been around some great minds. He is going to be just fine. I think it's great that he has the opportunity." Yahoo! Sports

January 22, 2013 Updates

When asked how he felt about the coaching change, Gentry gave the impression he wasn't exactly on board with the idea. "Decisions are made that you don't agree with," he said. "They have the right to do that." Gentry said he will use this new-found time off to visit his daughter, visit other teams around the league and visit his friend Larry Brown at Southern Methodist University because, quite simply, he can't stand to just sit around. "I'm going to focus on my next endeavor and the next place that I can possibly be." Arizona's Sports Page

But according to Van Gundy, Gentry should not have been forced to shoulder the blame for the team's recent woes. "I thought he did an outstanding job in Phoenix," said Van Gundy. "I think he's a good coach and a great ambassador for any organization. I think he's exactly the type of man you would want your son to play for and to emulate. "I couldn't speak more highly of a person than Alvin Gentry." Arizona's Sports Page

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