Update coming down on Larry Brown

Posted by Andy Durham on April 29, 2008 at 9:59 am under Professional | 3 Comments to Read

Another update has come down this morning on the possibilities of Larry “Suitcase” Brown taking over as the head basketball coach of the Charlotte Bobcats…..From the Associated Press:

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Michael Jordan will give his fellow North Carolina alum, Larry Brown, a chance to redeem himself. In turn, Brown will try to salvage Jordan’s sinking reputation as an NBA executive.

Two years after his ugly exit as coach of the New York Knicks, Brown reached an agreement on Monday to return to the NBA as coach of the Jordan-led Charlotte Bobcats, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.

The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not been made, said Brown was expected to sign a contract today. The Bobcats called an afternoon news conference for what they termed a “major basketball announcement.”

The 67-year-old Hall of Famer will be taking over his ninth NBA team, and it will be his first coaching job since a messy exit from the Knicks in 2006. Brown will replace Sam Vincent, fired on Saturday after going 32-50 in his one season.


  • Mike said,

    Didn’t Larry Brown used to coach the Carolina Cougars that made their home in Greensboro?

  • NotJimMelvin said,

    He needs to bring Doug Moe with him.

  • Bruce Mitchell said,

    Remember the last time Larry was in Charlotte?

    He left Davidson before they played the first game because the carpet in his office wasn’t the right color.

    Gee, it’s like there are two Tarheel basketball teams in the state now.