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SMU coach Larry Brown: Kentucky’s John Calipari has best job in college basketball
Larry Brown has a pretty good job at SMU. The Hall of Fame coach makes more than $2 million a year and just led the...

Ex-NBA PG Chauncey Billups: SMU’s Larry Brown is the best coach I’ve ever played for
Former Detroit Pistons guard Chauncey Billups was asked about the subject on ESPN’s SportsCenter and admitted he did something similar during his playing days under...

Video: Michael Jordan reflects on Dean Smith in new Showtime doc
Showtime Sports will debut a new documentary about former North Carolina coach Dean Smith on Wednesday night, at 9 p.m. ET. The doc is set...

SMU coach Larry Brown talks about Dean Smith, John McLendon (video)
SMU coach Larry Brown's resume is longer and more complicated than any of the 64 men who will lead teams into the NCAA Tournament this...

Larry Brown still trying to please mentor Dean Smith
Larry Brown last played for former North Carolina coach Dean Smith 52 years ago, but he's still trying to please his mentor. While he was...

Larry Brown is in familiar territory with SMU and NCAA
Southern Methodist University basketball coach Larry Brown has never had a nickname, perhaps because so many would fit. Some might call him "Suitcase" for all...

From UNC to Hall of Fame under Dean Smith
UNC has honored the jerseys of 35 former players in the rafters at the Dean E. Smith Center. Among that group, five who played for...

SMU routs UConn, pays tribute to Larry Brown's mentor, Dean Smith
Still mourning his former coach and mentor, SMU coach Larry Brown received a lift from his team Saturday night: a 73-55 rout of defending national...

Larry Brown feels loss of Dean Smith: ‘He’s meant everything to me’
When Roy Williams called Larry Brown on Sunday to make sure he knew about Dean Smith’s death, they talked about the impact of their late...

Dean Smith: 83 years of caring and giving, a legacy of selflessness
Each time Larry Brown encountered someone in North Carolina's vast basketball fraternity this season, he spoke of the importance of a large gathering of former...

NCAA investigation shows downside of SMU's Larry Brown gambit
When SMU took a boom-or-bust gamble coaxing Larry Brown back to college basketball three years ago, the splashy hire came with a few glaring risks...

Larry Brown recalls UNC head coaching situation
In the December 8th, 2014 issue of Sport Illustrated, current SMU head basketball coach and UNC alum Larry Brown recalled what transpired after Bill Guthridge...

Q&A: SMU coach Larry Brown discusses his storied career
One day last summer, SMU assistant coach Jerry Hobbie looked over the roster that his boss, Larry Brown, had been holding while attending a recruiting...

Larry Brown 'worried' by UNC scandal
SMU coach and North Carolina alum Larry Brown has been keeping close tabs on the academic scandal enveloping his alma mater and said he is...

Sources: SMU floats lengthy $4M/year offer to former Texas coach Mack Brown
SMU officials have had preliminary discussions with former Texas coach Mack Brown, floating $4 million annually over eight years, sources say. Brown, 63, fits the...

Roy Williams, Larry Brown will return to Kansas to celebrate Allen Fieldhouse
More than a decade after his last public appearance at Allen Fieldhouse, Roy Williams is coming back to Kansas. This time, for a reunion. Williams...

Calipari: Dean Smith was the original players-first coach
When I went to Dean Smith’s basketball camp as a counselor and began to work for Larry Brown, who played and coached under Dean Smith,...

Video: Vin Scully and Keith Olbermann's tributes to Tony Gwynn
Yesterday there were several tributes to Gwynn from all around the media.  Larry Brown has a great collection of them.  Two of them that stood...

The coaching tree from Naismith to Popovich
This graphic via Reddit shows how to trace the professional lineage of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich's coaching tree all the way back to the inventor...

Brooklyn native Larry Brown heads back to Madison Square Garden as SMU coach
Coaching basketball games at Madison Square Garden will never be old hat for Larry Brown. The 73-year-old Brooklyn native says he grew up watching the...

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