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  1. Brad Stevens trying to escape loooong run of college coaches failing in NBA

    Jul 4, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Brad Stevens

    In 1987, the New York Knicks hired a hotshot college coach who had just led Providence to the Final Four. The new coach was smart, energetic and extremely promising. In his first year, he led the Knicks to a 38-44 finish. Although that record wasn’t great, it sure beat the 24, 23 and 24 games…

  2. Larry Brown to return to coaching at SMU

    Apr 17, 2012, 10:56 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Charlotte Bobcats

    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…

  3. Larry Brown wants “badly” to coach again, not sure it happens

    Jan 11, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Charlotte Bobcats

    Aggrey Sam sums it up well in one line of his interview with Larry Brown — the legendary coach “likely forgotten more basketball than anybody reading this has ever seen.” He’s won an NBA title with the Pistons, an NCAA title with Kansas, took UCLA to the final four and even took the pre-Griffin Clippers…

  4. Shocking: Larry Brown wants to coach in NBA again.

    Nov 4, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Charlotte Bobcats

    I really don’t know Larry Brown, but if you asked me if he wanted to coach in the NBA again I would have said yes. From his deathbed Brown will be trying to find a way back into the NBA coaching ranks. Right now, that means reaching out to Doc Rivers in Boston and saying…

  5. Breaking down the Wolves coaching search by dollars

    Jul 29, 2011, 10:24 AM EDT

    Timberwolves Kahn Basketball

    It’s all about the Benjamins. With the Minnesota Timberwolves interviewing a roughly everyone west of the Misissippi River for their open coaching position — Don Nelson, Larry Brown, Rick Adelman, Terry Porter, Bernie Bickerstaff, Mike Woodson — it is hard to get exactly what they are looking for. Sure, GM David Kahn said he wanted…

  6. Timberwolves to interview Larry Brown. Yes, we’re serious.

    Jul 25, 2011, 8:10 AM EDT

    Larry Brown

    At this point, if I hear Minnesota general manager David Kahn wants to interview Adolph Rupp, I will not be surprised. Because now added to the long list of people being interviewed is Larry Brown, tweets Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune. After interviewing Adelman and Nellie this weekend, #Timberwolves intend to interview Larry Brown…

  7. Larry Brown has an interest in joining the Celtics

    Jul 23, 2011, 8:31 PM EDT

    Larry Brown

    Yahoo! Sports reports that the Celtics have a Hall of Famer coach looking for a job… as an assistant. Larry Brown reportedly is looking to join Doc Rivers’ team on the bench. Despite Brown’s credentials and good relationship with Rivers, the Celtics coach is inclined to promote a well-regarded young assistant on his staff –…

  8. Larry Brown now talking about return to college coaching

    Mar 20, 2011, 12:28 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Charlotte Bobcats

    You’d think Larry Brown’s time as an NBA coach is done after leaving Charlotte earlier this season, but can you really ever underestimate a front office bringing in a guy off the coaching carousel? I think some teams probably made calls to see if Cotton Fitzsimmons was available this summer. But Larry Brown isn’t waiting…

  9. Rick Adelman thinking about retirement as the guard seems to be changing

    Feb 14, 2011, 10:29 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Boston Celtics

    Jerry Sloan walked away. At the end of the Lakers season, Phil Jackson is headed to Montana and his ranch. Larry Brown is without a job. Then there is Rick Adelman, who was drafted into the NBA in 1968 to play for the then San Diego Rockets. It’s now 43 years later and Adelman is…

  10. Larry Brown wants to return to coaching. Of course he does.

    Jan 21, 2011, 8:55 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Charlotte Bobcats

    What, you thought Larry Brown would go gently into that good night? Ha! The Associated Press caught up Brown, the former Bobcats (and Knicks and Pistons and Sixers and Pacers and Clippers and…) coach as he hung out with old friend Jay Wright and that coach’s Villanova Wildcats to “get his basketball fix.” Which makes…

  11. Stephen Jackson says Bobcats had to fire Larry Brown

    Jan 10, 2011, 12:49 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Charlotte Bobcats

    The Charlotte Bobcats are 4-2 since Larry Brown got fired. This was a listless 9-19 team that was being ground down by Brown. Point guard D.J. Augustin was playing trying not to make a mistake, because every time he did Brown was all over him. Or benching him. That same attitude seemed to permeate the…

  12. Game of the Night: For one night at least, the Bobcats were fun

    Dec 28, 2010, 3:34 AM EDT

    Shaun Livingston, DeSagana Diop, Derrick Brown, Paul Silas

    There may be no coach harder on point guards than Larry Brown. Monday night D.J. Augustin was freed from that yoke — Brown was out and Paul Silas was in. It seemed to make Augustin a new player — one who attacked, drained jumpers, scored 27 points and had no turnovers. Augustin was having fun,…

  13. Paul Silas says he wants Bobcats to run more

    Dec 23, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Has there ever been a coach hired who hasn’t said he wants his team to run more? If Jeff Van Gundy were hired to replace Mike D’Antoni, I fully expect Van Gundy would walk into his first press conference and say he wants the team to run more. It’s something coaches just say even when…

  14. Paul Silas named as new Bobcats coach

    Dec 22, 2010, 8:16 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Los Angeles Lakers

    Just hours after Larry Brown stepped down, the Charlotte Bobcats have named Paul Silas as their new head coach, team owner Michael Jordan announced. This is an interim gig, with the position to be re-evaluated at the end of the season. Silas has had 10 previous seasons as an NBA head coach, including four seasons…

  15. Larry Brown steps down as Bobcats coach

    Dec 22, 2010, 4:50 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Charlotte Bobcats

    UPDATE 4:41 pm: Paul Silas is the leading candidate to replace Brown as the Bobcats coach, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. Also in the mix: Patrick Ewing and Mike Woodson. Ken Berger of CBSSports says that Brown and Jordan came up with the list together and that other longshot names on it are current…

  16. Bobcats testing trade market for Gerald Wallace, Stephen Jackson

    Dec 17, 2010, 9:44 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Charlotte Bobcats

    We have a shocking development in Charlotte: Larry Brown has grown tired of the players on his roster and covets what other teams have. Okay, this was as inevitable as Democrats and Republicans feuding. Larry Brown has done two things everywhere he has coached — moved on and thought other team’s players were better than…

  17. Bobcats players start pointing out what’s wrong. It’s a long list.

    Dec 6, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Miami Heat

    Last season the Charlotte Bobcats made their first-ever playoff appearance. This season, with Michael Jordan firmly entrenched as owner, it was time to take the next step. Backwards. At least that is what has happened so far. The Bobcats are 7-13 and out of the playoffs if they started today. In a fantastic piece —…

  18. George Karl to go for 1,000th win Tuesday in Charlotte

    Dec 6, 2010, 12:21 PM EDT

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    Right now, six coaches in NBA history have had 1,000 or more wins —Lenny Wilkens, Don Nelson, Larry Brown, Pat Riley, Jerry Sloan and Phil Jackson. Elite coaches. Soon that will be seven, as George Karl stands at 999 and ready to walk through that door. He told FanHouse he’s not convinced he belongs. “There’s…

  19. Larry Brown benches Stephen Jackson. Anyone care to read the tea leaves?

    Oct 28, 2010, 8:41 AM EDT

    Larry Brown

    Stephen Jackson was clearly item 1A on the Dallas Mavericks’ scouting report for last night’s game. The Mavs assigned Jason Kidd, the top perimeter defender in Dallas’ starting lineup, to Jackson duty, and threw double teams Jackson’s way almost every time he touched the ball. It was an effective strategy for a spell, but eventually…

  20. Boris Diaw, point guard. It’s happening in Charlotte.

    Oct 21, 2010, 1:17 PM EDT

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    D.J. Augustin has stepped up this preseason and looked good at the point for the Charlotte Bobcats, shooting 56.4 percent, 63 percent from three and with a better than 2:1 turnover ratio (don’t you worry, Larry Brown has certainly found things to ride him for). But after that…. Oh, we’ve got trouble. Shaun Livingston and…

  21. Turkish team, Iverson still talking; “penalties” seems to be issue

    Oct 15, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

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    A decision could come any day now, but Allen Iverson is still talking about taking his talents to Turkey to play for Besiktas Cola Turka, according to the Associated Press. Sanem Helvacikoylu, in charge of foreign relations for the team, said Friday that Besiktas is a big club and has conditions in the contract, including…

  22. There’s no pressure on D.J. Augustin…except for running his team’s offense

    Oct 15, 2010, 1:09 PM EDT

    Stephen Jackson, D.J. Augustin, Gerald Wallace

    Pardon me for being redundant, but the Charlotte Bobcats are going to have a very uncomfortable season if D.J. Augustin remains their starting point guard. It’s not that the Bobcats’ roster has any superior alternatives, but this team is hurting badly for a true replacement for Raymond Felton, and Augustin isn’t the man. Only for…

  23. Larry Brown has Allen Iverson’s back, says he deserves better end to his career

    Oct 14, 2010, 4:11 PM EDT

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    Allen Iverson’s next game may be in Turkey. Not as part of the NBA’s preseason traveling road show (go globalization!) but as a member of a Turkey League team. Because nobody in the NBA will give him a shot. Larry Brown, the coach who got the most out of Iverson — by setting up an…

  24. Can Larry Brown help get Tyrus Thomas' head screwed on?

    Oct 4, 2010, 8:39 PM EDT

    Ask any of the player development people, the coaches, the people around Tyrus Thomas and it was never about the physical stuff. In a league filled with athletes he is one of the elite ones. It was about wanting it, being aggressive. Playing through the contact. It was a focus issue. His teammates in Charlotte…

  25. NBA Season Preview: The Charlotte Bobcats

    Sep 30, 2010, 4:11 PM EDT

    This post was written by Rob Mahoney. Last season: 44-38, which was good enough to score the Bobcats their first playoff appearance in franchise history. They’re taking steps forward (talent upgrades, internal improvement), even if they’re marching further into the desert (temporary fixes, financial commitments, bad draft picks) with no oasis in sight. Head Coach:…

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