Herb Brown Rumors
Herb Brown, a longtime NBA coach and international hoop mentor, says there are benefits and drawbacks to having NBA players on overseas teams. “Tough decision,” Brown told Hoop Scoop. “Would depend on the player. If they just wanted another payday before retiring I don’t think it is a good idea. Young players who are on the cusp and are also good teammates and character guys Then I think they can raise the level. No more than two foreigners per team because if you have more they retard the growth of national players.
Herb Brown on Dwight Howard ending up in Atlanta: “I was very happy that (Blazers GM) Neil (Olshey) didn’t sign Dwight Howard… I like guys that go out and play and practice hard all the time and don’t always defray and blame things on someone else. He’s a great talent. Howard’s a great talent, but his game has never really improved.”
Long-time NBA coach Herb Brown joined me on the radio show (weekdays 12-3p on 750-AM and 102.9-FM) to talk about the NBA playoffs, the job that Portland coach Terry Stotts has done, and Dwight Howard to Portland rumors. Listen to the full interview here. “I think you’re courting disaster. He’s not a finisher inside. He doesn’t like being subservient, or being second-fiddle to other players, and I don’t think he’s developed his game, and improved his game. I’d rather have (Hassan) Whiteside. I’d rather have (Andre) Drummond. I’d rather have Steven Adams, because he’s a workhorse. “Just because Portland is on Howard’s short list, it doesn’t mean Howard has to be on Portland’s short list. I’m a little afraid of that.”
The Japan Basketball Association said Wednesday it has decided to appoint former NBA coach Herb Brown in an advisory role to help revive the fortunes of the women’s national team. Japan’s women failed to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and last year’s London Games. The 76-year-old Brown is a former head coach of the Detroit Pistons (1976-78) and the brother of 72-year-old Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown, the current Southern Methodist University sideline supervisor