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Report: Larry Brown contacted by Nets, 76ers and third mystery team

Jun 4, 2013, 9:54 PM EDT

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Larry Brown has run out of NBA teams to coach, so now he’s apparently on his second go-round. The former Nets coach and former 76ers coach has been contacted by both those teams, according to Adam Zagoria of

The Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers have both “contacted” SMU coach Larry Brown about their coaching openings, a source close to Brown told

The source said a third team, possibly the Los Angeles Clippers, has also reached out to Brown, 72. The source requested anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly for Brown.

“Three NBA teams have talked to him,” the source said, adding that he was not certain of the identity of the third team.

In case you’re wondering, Brown has coached the Clippers. He’s also coached the other team with a coaching vacancy, the Pistons.

The 76ers just parted with Doug Collins, and it wouldn’t make sense to do that and then hire another past-his-prime coach who doesn’t embrace statistics.

The Nets would be much more intriguing . There’s no doubt Brown, a New York native, still feels awful about how badly he failed with the Knicks. The Nets’ move to Brooklyn could give him a second chance in the city he loves so dearly. The Nets have a solid roster, and Brown has the potential to elevate that team deeper into the playoffs.

Brown would certainly leave his current job, head coach at Southern Methodist University, for an NBA position. That’s not because the NBA is a step up from SMU (though it is), but because Brown would always leave his current job for a new one.

  1. cflip376 - Jun 4, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Hell No. Might as well just sign Doug “Larry Brown Lite” Collins back as head coach.

  2. jamieaadams - Jun 4, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    I think all three teams should hire him. He can coach the Nets next season, the Sixers in 14-15, and then the mystery team.

    I mean, something like that is going to happen anyway…why not make it official?

  3. sportsnut101 - Jun 5, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Trade dwilliams now if u do sign him as coach.

  4. varghesecleshin - Jun 5, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    That would be sweet if he went back to the Pistons.

  5. fanofevilempire - Jun 5, 2013 at 7:14 AM

    This guy is crazy, look what he did to the Knickerbockers.
    Get lost Larry!

  6. davidly - Jun 5, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    The source almost has it right; the mystery team is in LA.

  7. spideysdog - Jun 5, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    best final paragraph of the day… nice jab Feldman. nicely done

  8. billbadguy - Jun 5, 2013 at 3:22 PM


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