Larry Brown Rumors
Funny thing about that: Snyder was hired by general manager Dennis Lindsey, for whom he’d worked when he was with the Toros, just coaching for the love of the game again. “How you handle disappointment really is something critical,” Brown said. “Things happen for a reason in this game.” So the Jazz trail Golden State 2-0 in their series as of Thursday night, and it’s hard to picture Utah coming out on top of this. But that won’t take away from how Snyder, now 50, has made his way. “With his preparation and intensity, you can feel that when you play them,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers, a friend of Snyder’s, said during the first round of the playoffs. “That’s from Quin. He also just runs great stuff. He understands who their team is.”
It meant Snyder joining Brown as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Clippers. It even meant maintaining a paternal feeling towards him after Snyder and Brown’s daughter, Kristy, married and divorced. “I just felt a connection to him,” Brown said of Snyder. “Amazing charisma” and “this aura about him” were Mike Krzyzewski’s first perceptions of Snyder, he said in response to emailed questions by The Star earlier this week.
Jefferson and Duncan reflected on their experience with Team USA at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. That was the disappointing, Larry Brown-coached team that won a bronze medal. Jefferson said that, when they got together and clearly weren’t jelling, Duncan told him, “We’re going to be lucky to medal with this group.” I guess they were lucky then.
LIU-Brooklyn has reached out to Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown about its head coaching vacancy, multiple sources told FanRag Sports. The university recently fired Jack Perri. He was the head coach of the program for five seasons.
Larry Brown, who coached for a long time against Jackson’s triangle, thinks his former counterpart should either stop forcing the system on Hornacek or coach the Knicks himself. “I can’t figure out how you can hire a coach and tell him how you want him to play,” Brown told Sirius XM NBA Radio on Tuesday. “I can’t figure out how you can draft players for a coach that you know coaches a certain a style, and was successful doing that style, and get him to play a style that you feel comfortable with. Then you coach. You’re talking about one of the greatest coaches in the history of our sport. Let him coach. If he wants to do the triangle, put it in and let him coach it, and then teach everybody around and get the players who are comfortable playing it.”