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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Larry Brown named head coach of pro team in Italy

Larry Brown

Larry Brown’s career as the men’s basketball coach at Southern Methodist University came to an ugly end as a result of numerous NCAA violations, but the 77-year-old is not ready to give up coaching just yet.

According to a report from Tuttosport, Brown has accepted a job as the head coach of Fiat Torino of the Lega Basket Serie A league. Former UNC and pro basketball player Dante Calabria will be joining his staff.

There were reports earlier this year that Brown had interest in joining Penny Hardaway’s staff at Memphis, but there were apparently NCAA issues that prevented that from happening.

Brown, who has won a championship at the collegiate and NBA levels, coached at SMU from 2012-2016. His tenure at the school ended with a host of NCAA violations.

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