Larry Brown is apparently heading back to the NBA courtside. A “person familiar to the story” tells the ASSOCIATED PRESS that the oft-traveled coach has agreed to become the Charlotte Bobcats’ next coach.
The Bobcats have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday afternoon to make what they say is a “major basketball announcement.” The job opening came about when Sam Vincent was let go on Saturday. Brown’s agent wouldn’t confirm or deny if his client was coming to Charlotte.
If he does sign a contract with Michael Jordan’s co-owned team, it will be Larry’s ninth stop as NBA head coach. But it won’t be Brown’s first pro stint down Tobacco Road.
Anyone remember his days in the American Basketball Association? Well, REMEMBER THE ABA certainly does. Larry got his start playing and then coaching in the renegade b-ball league in the ’70s. (You may have heard of it - the ABA was an integral part of “Semi-Pro”.)
After playing for 5 years with 5 different teams, Brown became coach of the Carolina Cougars. While his record was respectable, it was his sideline attire that was memorable. And you need look no further than this sweet rainbow sweater:
We really, really, hope this comes back out of Larry’s closet on Tuesday.