71-Year Old Larry Brown Is SMU's Next Basketball Coach

Larry Brown is back. SMU’s search for a coach has ended with the 71-year old traveling man, who has been a head coach for thirteen different teams–three in college, one in the ABA, and nine in the NBA. Larry Brown last coached for the Charlotte Bobcats in 2010, and last coached in college in the national championship game in Kansas City in 1988.

The only details remaining are his staff, as Brown is trying to get Tim Jankovich, currently the head coach at Illinois State, to join him and be the “coach in waiting”. (Those things always work, right?) SMU struck out on earlier attempts, most recently in efforts to lure Rick Majerus. Brown is a definite PR play, but how much does he have left returning to college after more than twenty years away? He isn’t exactly known for sticking around, though maybe he is ready to settle down and coach players who could be his grandkids.

[photo via US Presswire]



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