Remember back in May when Larry Brown was begging Penn State to be its basketball coach, but the Nittany Lions passed? (Apparently, Brown was also in the mix at UNLV, Oklahoma, and Missouri, but didn’t land any of those jobs, either.) Clearly, Next Town Brown is hard-up to get back into the coaching game at the age of 70, and he’s so desperate, he’s willing to move the Minnesota and coach the Timberwolves under the watchful eye of pathetic general manager (and friend?) David Kahn. Writes Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune:
Kahn and Brown have known each other since the late 1970s when Brown coached UCLA and Kahn was a student-newspaper reporter there and Kahn considers Brown one of his mentors.
I’m all for the Wolves’ bringing in a veteran coach to lead one of the youngest teams in the league, and part of me hopes Larry Brown is the guy. Brown and Michael Beasley and Ricky Rubio? Splendid. If the NBA has a 2011-2012 season, they should attempt to do a Hard Knocks-style show, and outside of the obvious teams (Heat, Bulls, Thunder, etc), Minnesota would have to warrant consideration.