Former UNC star and Hall of Famer Larry Brown, who has had a long and very interesting career in coaching, had been a special adviser to Penny Hardaway at Memphis, but that ended Friday as Brown has stepped down due to health issues.
Jeff Goodman posted on Twitter that they aren’t considered serious, which is good news.
Brown has so many interesting points in basketball history. He mostly started the infamous Duke-UNC fight in 1961 when he went after Art Heyman. Later that year, they were teammates during the Maccabiah Games.
He coached in the ABA for several year and was then successful at UCLA in the post-Wooden era and later won a national championship with Kansas.
He was more known as an NBA coach of course and also led the Detroit Pistons to the 2004 NBA championship.
Now 82, he’s the very definition of a lifer. Our guess is that this is when he gives it up, but trying to keep Brown away from basketball has never worked out for anyone.
Whatever happens, best wishes to him.
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