Larry Brown wants back into coaching and is willing to go back to college to stay in the game. Reports over the past week stated Brown was interested in the vacancy at SMU, and he confirmed that was the case while appearing on NBA TV Saturday.
“I’d like to coach or be involved in basketball in some capacity,” said on NBA TV. “I would certainly be interested in SMU, but for the time being, I have bigger fish to fry.”
Several reports stated Brown was scheduled to arrive in Dallas on Sunday to interview for the SMU job. There hasn’t been any confirmation that he in fact interviewed for the job or speculation where he ranks on the list of candidates. But we do know the 71-year-old wants a chance to lead the Mustangs back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993.
“I love the preparation, I love being around the coaches, being around the players, and what I’ve found, pro or college, guys want to get better. They want a coach that’s going to challenge them, try to teach them, and that’s something that I really like,” Brown said on NBA TV.
SMU fired Matt Doherty last month and is looking for a replacement. We’re still waiting for Brown to get on with his retirement to end the ambiguity between this site and the coach, which are completely unrelated.
UPDATE: The Dallas Morning News considers Brown the favorite for the job.
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