HoopsHype Larry Brown rumors

May 7, 2013 Updates
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

May 5, 2013 Updates
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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

April 23, 2013 Updates
April 19, 2013 Updates

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

January 12, 2013 Updates
December 28, 2012 Updates

One coaching source advised Thursday that an approach for Southern Methodist University's Larry Brown could not be ruled out, even with Brown in his first season at SMU, because of Brown's close relationship with Nets general manager Billy King. Other veteran coaches available include Nate McMillan, Mike Dunleavy and the ESPN duo of Jeff Van Gundy and Flip Saunders. ESPN.com

October 11, 2012 Updates

When basketball is played well, Larry Brown peers at it with 72-year-old eyes and sees a Renoir. When it is played poorly, he says it is "ugly as hell." So that's why he was crouching and running and cajoling college kids in the fall on how to use a pivot foot and sweep a basketball low. The same man who coached Reggie Miller and David Thompson, who devised ways to co-exist with Allen Iverson and contain Michael Jordan, jumped onto the court at the first sign of ugly. The surprising part? Brown was not instructing his new Southern Methodist team. He was teaching a band of kids whose skills barely exceeded intramural level. He turned one-hour walk-on tryouts into a two-hour clinic with a Hall of Famer. "That is what he does," said Kentucky coach John Calipari, who considers Brown a close mentor. "He would coach a high school team. He wants to coach." Said Danny Manning, an All-American at Kansas under Brown and current Tulsa coach: "He is a teacher." USA Today

He said he doesn't crave a large stage or bright spotlight. He said this is more about ending the heartache of not having a whistle to blow or a jab-step to correct the past two years. During that time out of the game, he said he must have watched 100 Villanova practices. He seemed as much a part of the Kansas staff during the 2012 Final Four as assistant coaches. And he surrounded himself with other pupils as much as possible. "I was miserable for two years," he said Sunday, in his glory as he watched walk-ons perform one-dribble pull-up jumpers in repetition inside Moody Coliseum. "If I did not have the ability to see Mark (Turgeon) or Cal or Bill (Self) or Tad Boyle, if I did not have that, I don't know what I would have done." Said Doug Hix, SMU's strength and conditioning coach, "He cannot not coach." USA Today

"They're telling me I have to Twitter or Tweet or whatever it is," he said. "I have to call people on the phone. Gotta speak to parents. I've got to write stuff down what I want to talk about. My assistants give me things I want to say and cover. Sometimes their answers get me off track and I am kind of screwed." He believes he is too honest with recruits. He told those close to one of the nation's best players, a 6--9 forward he declined to name, that if he played within 15 feet of the basket that he would be one of the best players who ever played. They did not want to hear that. The recruitment was over. "I found so far it has been a little eye opener, but I am not going to change," Brown said. "Bill Self and I were talking about that today. You know, you being straight and honest is not always going to help in recruiting. You have to figure out things that kids want to hear you say. I can't do that." USA Today

August 30, 2012 Updates

In an exclusive interview with Israel Sports Radio, legendary Jewish basketball coach Larry Brown (71) said he is not planning on retiring any time soon Brown told Israel Sports Radio that he had been considering coaching for the US Maccabiah basketball team (as his brother Herb did) but was then approached by SMU officials and decided to take that position. Brown also hinted that he is not planning on retiring any time soon. Ball In Europe

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