Skip to content

Larry Brown to return to coaching at SMU

Apr 17, 2012, 10:56 PM EDT

San Antonio Spurs v Charlotte Bobcats Getty Images

Larry Brown has been itching to get back into coaching, hanging around Villanova practices the past couple years and hoping for a chance. Oh, and living comfortably on all that money James Dolan paid him.

Looks like he has found his chance… at SMU. That’s the report from ESPN, although the rumor this has been in the works has been around for weeks.

For the record, Brown has been an NBA head coach in Denver, New Jersey, San Antonio, Los Angeles (Clippers), Indiana, Philadelphia, Detroit, New York and Charlotte. And that’s not mentioning his four years in the ABA. He was rumored to be looking for a college job recently while also trying to get into an NBA front office.

Yea, he’s a nomad. And he’s 71 years old. Which is why no NBA team was bringing him back (that and how he covets other players more than those on his roster). His nomadic ways have meant a lot of criticism from SMU. But since that is a program that is bad and about to head to the Big East, is brining in a former NCAA title winner, NBA champion coach and Hall of Famer a bad call? Even if he is past his prime? Rob Dauster put it well at NBC’s CollegeBasketballTalk:

SMU is in for a rude awakening when they make their way to the Big East, but by hiring Brown, they are making themselves notable. The Mustangs have a buzz about them, and even if the majority of the talking heads are saying that this move is dumb, there’s no such thing as bad publicity, right?

The best part of this — maybe we can end the rumors of him coming back to the NBA. Actually, we know better than that.

  1. txtopsider - Apr 17, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    SMU, the next UNC dynasty.

  2. rajbais - Apr 18, 2012 at 1:11 AM

    Eddie Sutton has a follower!!!!

  3. adnan604 - Apr 18, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    I fear very much for the PG of this team whoever he is, we all know how great Larry Brown treats his PG’s

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Wizards playing spoiler in East
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. A. Jefferson (3308)
  2. K. Durant (2783)
  3. L. James (2619)
  4. J. Noah (2383)
  5. D. Wade (2359)
  1. D. Howard (2337)
  2. D. Rose (2285)
  3. K. Bryant (2276)
  4. P. George (2189)
  5. L. Aldridge (2105)