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As the Larry Brown coaching saga turns: Philadelphia will talk to him, Charlotte plans for change

Apr 28, 2010, 10:10 AM EDT

This is starting to make federal financial reform look simple.

The latest in the Larry Brown coaching saga is that the Philadelphia 76ers do want to talk to him, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. But only about being their coach, nothing more.

The 76ers are poised to contact Larry Brown about their coaching vacancy, but they apparently have little interest in offering Brown a front-office position overseeing player personnel decisions, an NBA source with knowledge of the Sixers’ thinking said on Tuesday.

“I’m not coaching for anybody but Michael,” Brown said after Monday night’s loss. When asked if he’d take an executive job, Brown left himself wiggle room, saying: “That’s hypothetical.”

Brown said he was going to return to Philadelphia and hunker down with his family. “I’m going to figure it out,” he said.

It’s family that complicates this. Brown’s wife and 15-year-old son live in Philly. While the family of any NBA coach is shortchanged, not living in the same city as them makes things especially hard. Throw in Brown’s notorious wanderlust for new coaching gigs, and you have yourself a situation. But Brown wants power beyond just what comes with the coach’s chair.

So it’s complicated. And nobody has any idea what Brown will do.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo, Charlotte thinks he is going to choose family and cheese steaks.

Charlotte considers the chances of Brown staying as “minimal at this point,” one league source said. “They’re proceeding like they’ll be looking for a new coach.”

The better coaching job with the better team in Charlotte, or more time with the family in Philly?  Like we said, it’s complicated. And Brown is unpredictable.

Let the roller coaster ride start.

  1. shawn brothers - Apr 28, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    Larry Brown has always been known for building a franchise and moving on to the next gig. We TRUE bobcat fans appreciate what he has done for us and has our blessing in the next phase of his career, whatever it may be. Go Carolina.

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