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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...

What College Football Program is Closest to its First Title?
10. North Carolina deserves sleeping giant mention. Larry Fedora appears to be the answer after three counterproductive coaching hires following the Mack Brown era. If...

Larry Brown still re-adapting to college, sees big flaws in NBA
He stands out as much as he blends in. Maybe that's the best compliment to seeing 72-year-old Larry Brown grinding on the recruiting trail here...

Malik Newman Goes Off for 40, Talks Schools
At one point during Malik Newman’s 40-point outburst at the Peach Jam Thursday morning, he drained one of his four 3-pointers and Kentucky coach John...

SMU Basketball Coach Larry Brown Troubled By College Shakeup
Southern Methodist University men's basketball coach Larry Brown is well known for many reasons. He is the only coach to have won an NCAA title...

Year 1 of Larry Brown at SMU: A Success
Larry Brown says he plans to return to SMU next season. That itself makes his first year at SMU a smashing success. “Well, we’re 15-15...

Larry Brown Just Can't Stop
Larry Brown, by every possible criterion, is among the greatest basketball coaches of all time: Coach of the Year in both the NCAA and NBA;...

Larry Brown Explains Why He Never Got the UNC Job
Thirteen years ago amid the chaos of the 2000 coaching search, Larry Brown wanted the North Carolina job and Dean Smith wanted Brown to have...

Larry Brown having early success at SMU
Larry Brown has coached more basketball games -- 2,587 and counting -- than John Wooden and Phil Jackson combined. He's coached Allen Iverson, David Robinson...

Two Views of Raymond Felton as He Takes Over for Jeremy Lin in New York
A more optimistic view posits that Felton, a 28-year-old journeyman with a lack of star power (and global marketing clout), can be a virtue in...

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