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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...

From Dean Smith to Gregg Popovich, Larry Brown has extensive ties
Larry Brown, 73, has had a long coaching career, and in that time, he's grown quite the coaching tree. Take a look at the people...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Selection Sunday
Carolina might have dodged some of the possible "marquee" matchups--no Michigan State, for example, which seemed like a possibility, or perhaps a game against Larry...

SMU coach Larry Brown happy to delay retirement
Larry Brown attempted retirement once; it was the two worst years of his life. "After about a week, I was bored to death," he said...

A history of Duke-UNC violence
The Tar Heels and Blue Devils have a long history of on-court scuffles, dating back as far as 1961's infamous Larry Brown-Art Heyman brawl. Even...

Larry Brown propels SMU basketball to prominence with old-school attitude
Before last weekend, SMU men’s basketball coach Larry Brown said he had been a part of four “court-stormings,” which isn’t an official statistic but is...

How Larry Brown put SMU and big game in same headline
That SMU basketball is this good is no particular surprise given that it is coached by the great Larry Brown, a Hall of Famer and...

Porter, Heckendorf to Complete UNC Football Staff
North Carolina is set to name former Texas assistant coach Larry Porter as its running backs coach and Arkansas state assistant coach Keith Heckendorf as...

Larry Brown is talking titles at SMU
Larry Brown was still red in the face after his routine midday walk when he looked me in the eye and said he believed he...

SMU basketball’s future looks bright under Larry Brown
It’ll be interesting to see how much longer SMU will be considered a sleeper. The Mustangs, after all, landed the No. 1 point guard in...

Emmanuel Mudiay chooses SMU, Larry Brown over Kentucky
When SMU administrators announced Larry Brown as their head coach in the spring of 2012, eyebrows rose. Brown had a Hall of Fame pedigree, but...

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