Larry Brown drops Allen Iverson ‘practice’ reference in SMU speech (Video)
Larry Brown has officially accepted the head coaching job at SMU, and the 71-year-old coach says he’s most excited about returning to teach young kids. Brown emphasized he’s looking forward to working with players at practice, and that’s when he dropped an impression of his former star player, Allen Iverson.
“I just think being a college coach, you’re really a teacher, and that’s something that I love to do. I love practice,” Brown said.
“Practice?” he said, mimicking Allen Iverson. “I love practice.”
“Do you guys know what I’m talking about?” Brown said, pointing at his young players. “I don’t have to explain that one.”
As young as those guys must have been when Iverson went on his rant, I’m sure they’ve all probably heard about it. It’s kind of hard not to.
As for the hire, I don’t think it’s as bad of an idea as most other people. Even if Brown is only there two seasons, if he can improve the program, the job will become more attractive the next time SMU is looking to hire.