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Encyclopedia > Larry Brown
Larry Brown
For other people of the same name, see Larry Brown (disambiguation).

Lawrence Harvey Brown (born September 14, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, United States, to a Jewish family) is currently the head coach of the New York Knicks. He has been a successful college and professional basketball coach since 1975. He has won over 1,000 professional games in the ABA and the NBA and is the only coach in NBA history to lead seven different teams to the playoffs. He is 1,285-853 in his career. He is also the only coach to win both a collegiate National Championship and an NBA Championship. Image File history File links http://www. ... Image File history File links http://www. ... Larry Brown can refer to several people: Larry Brown is the current coach of the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Larry Brown can also refer to the author. ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Main article: New York City A map of New York City, highlighting Brooklyn. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... Jews (Hebrew: יהודים, Yehudim) are followers of Judaism or, more generally, members of the Jewish people (also known as the Jewish nation, or the Children of Israel), an ethno-religious group descended from the ancient Israelites and converts who joined their religion. ... The New York Knicks (or New York Knickerbockers) are a National Basketball Association team based in New York, New York. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 Basketball is a sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) was founded in 1967 and eventually merged with the National Basketball Association. ... The National Basketball Association, more commonly referred to as the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ...

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As a player

Brown, a 5'9" point guard, played at The University of North Carolina under the legendary coach Dean Smith, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, after playing high school basketball in New York. A stellar player for the Tar Heels in the early 1960s, Brown was considered too small to play in the NBA and so began his professional career with the NABL's Akron Wingfoots, where he played for two years (1964-65). During that time Brown was selected for the 1964 Summer Olympics team while leading the Wingfoots to the 1964 AAU National Championship. After a brief stint as an assistant coach at North Carolina, Brown joined the upstart American Basketball Association, playing with the New Orleans Buccaneers (1967-68), Oakland Oaks (1968-69), Washington Caps (1969-70), Virginia Squires (1970-71), and Denver Nuggets (1971-72). Larry Brown is the all-time ABA assists leader. Point guard is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... Dean Edwards Smith (born February 28, 1931) American former head coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels mens basketball team from 1961 to 1997. ... Nicknames: Lambda Chis, Choppers, Lamb Chops Founded November 2, 1909 Founder Warren A. Cole Greek Letters ΛΧΑ Headquarters Indianapolis, IN Official Colors Purple, Green, and Gold Official Flower White Tudor Rose Symbols Cross and Crescent Philanthropy North American Food Drive The Coat of Arms of Lambda Chi Alpha Motto: Vir Quisque... High school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The Games of the XVIII Olympiad were held in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) was founded in 1967 and eventually merged with the National Basketball Association. ... The New Orleans Buccaneers were a charter franchise in the American Basketball Association, originally based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The Oakland Oaks were a charter team of the original American Basketball Association. ... Virginia Squires was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from 1970 through 1976. ... Virginia Squires was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from 1970 through 1976. ... The Denver Nuggets are a National Basketball Association team based in Denver, Colorado. ...


As a coach

Brown's first head coaching job was at Davidson College in North Carolina. Unfortunately for Wildcat fans, it would only last during the summer offseason and he never coached a game. That one month experience would be a harbinger to Brown's nomadic coaching career.


Brown moved on to the ABA and coached with the Carolina Cougars and then the Denver Rockets, who later became the NBA's Denver Nuggets in 1976, for three and a half seasons from 1975 to 1979. He then moved on to coach for UCLA (1979-80, 1980-81), leading his freshman-dominated 1979-80 team to the NCAA title game before falling to Louisville, 59-54. The Denver Nuggets are a National Basketball Association team based in Denver, Colorado. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... University of California, Los Angeles The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university located in the residential area of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ... The University of Louisville (U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky. ...


After two years with the NBA's New Jersey Nets, Brown began his tenure at the University of Kansas (1983-1988). There he was named "Coach of the Year" for the NCAA in 1988 and "Coach of the Year" for the Big Eight Conference in 1986. Kansas finished first in the Big Eight in 1986, and second in 1984, 1985, and 1987, ultimately leading Kansas to the national championship in 1988, defeating favored conference rival Oklahoma 83-79 in the final. Upon leaving Kansas, Brown had five NCAA Tournament appearances, three Sweet 16 appearances, and two trips to the Final Four. As a collegiate coach, he had a cumulative coaching record of 177-61 (.744) in seven seasons, including a 135-44 (.754) record at Kansas. The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... Main Campus The University of Kansas (often referred to as just KU or Kansas) is an institution of higher learning located in Lawrence, Kansas. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Big Eight Conference, a former NCAA-affiliated Division I-A college athletic association that sponsored American football, was formed in January 1907 as the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MVIAA) by its charter member schools: the University of Kansas, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, and Washington University of... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the NCAA Mens Division I Basketball tournament in general. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Oklahoma, often called OU or Oklahoma is an institution of higher learning located in Oklahoma. ...


Brown moved back to the NBA after his time in Kansas, taking the head coaching job with the San Antonio Spurs, and has since led the Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, and Philadelphia 76ers. The coach won his first NBA Championship during his first year with the Detroit Pistons in 2004, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers four games to one in the NBA Finals. By doing so, Brown became the first man to coach teams to both NCAA and NBA titles. The San Antonio Spurs are a National Basketball Association team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Los Angeles Clippers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Indiana Pacers are a National Basketball Association team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... The Philadelphia 76ers are a National Basketball Association team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, also known as the Sixers for short. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


Brown was also chosen as the head coach for the USA men's basketball team at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place at the indoor arena in the Helliniko Olympic Complex for the preliminary rounds, with the latter stages being held in the Olympic Indoor Hall at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex. ... The Games of the XXVIII Olympiad were held in Athens, Greece, over a period of 17 days from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ...


Despite criticism for never staying in any one place for very long, Brown is hailed as one of basketball's greatest teachers, and is unparalleled as a rebuilder of teams. The Nets and the Clippers are not only the "second teams" in their metropolitan areas, but have long been regarded as laughingstock franchises. Prior to the 2001 arrival of Jason Kidd, the Nets had made the Playoffs in only 10 of their first 25 seasons in the NBA. Two of those 10 times were in 1982 and 1983, under Brown. The Clippers, in San Diego and Los Angeles combined, have made the Playoffs in only three of their first 27 seasons. The first two of those times were in 1992 and 1993, under Brown. Those were also the second and third of the three times the franchise has finished .500 or better since moving in 1978, after being the Buffalo Braves. Tony Kornheiser, sports columnist for the Washington Post and a fellow Long Island, New York, native, has said, "He took the Clippers to the playoffs! Nobody takes the Clippers to the playoffs!" In 2005, Allen Iverson said that Larry Brown was without a doubt "the best coach in the world." Jason Kidd. ... The Los Angeles Clippers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Tony Kornheiser (born Anthony Irwin Kornheiser on July 13, 1948) is a popular Jewish-American sportswriter, radio talk show host, and columnist for The Washington Post. ... ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Allen Ezail Iverson (June 7, 1975, Hampton, Virginia) is an American professional basketball player. ...


Despite Brown's prowess in coaching and handling different egos and personalities, Brown has often been criticized for not playing rookies. A famous case is that of Darko Milicic of the Detroit Pistons, who only played about six minutes a game for a combined 71 regular season games in his first two years.This has been the subject of many articles in the media and has given rise to the Internet's "FreeDarko" movement. Darko Miličić (Дарко Миличић) (born June 20, 1985 in Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia and Montenegro) is a professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons who was taken 2nd overall in the 2003 NBA Draft. ...


Recent developments

In May 2005, rumors surfaced that Brown would become the Cleveland Cavaliers' team president as soon as the Detroit Pistons finished their postseason. The Pistons lost to the San Antonio Spurs in seven games during the 2005 NBA Finals. The rumors of Larry Brown's potential career in Cleveland were dispelled when the Cavaliers publicly announced former NBA player Danny Ferry as their new top executive.[1] Look up May in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers are a National Basketball Association team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. ... The 2005 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2004-2005 season. ... The San Antonio Spurs are a National Basketball Association team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The 2005 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2004-05 National Basketball Association season. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Daniel John Willard Danny Ferry (born October 17, 1966 in Hyattsville, Maryland) is a former pro basketball player and current General Manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers. ...


On July 19, 2005, the Pistons, displeased with Brown's public flirtations with other teams, bought out the remaining years of Brown's contract, allowing him to sign with another team. [2] [3] A week later, on July 28, Brown became the head coach of the New York Knicks [4], with a 5-year contract reportedly worth between $50 million and $60 million, making him the highest-paid coach in NBA history. July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 28 is the 209th day (210th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 156 days remaining. ... The New York Knicks (or New York Knickerbockers) are a National Basketball Association team based in New York, New York. ... This article is about general United States currency. ...


On January 13, 2006, The New York Knicks beat the Atlanta Hawks to give Brown his 1,000th win the NBA, becoming only the 4th coach to do so joining the ranks of Lenny Wilkens, Don Nelson and Pat Riley. All four had coached the New York Knicks at one point in their career or another. January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Knicks (or New York Knickerbockers) are a National Basketball Association team based in New York, New York. ... The Atlanta Hawks are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Lenny Wilkens with the Portland Trail Blazers Leonard Randolph Wilkens (born October 28, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York, USA) is a former National Basketball Association player, as well as the NBAs career leader in coaching wins and losses. ... Donald Arvid Nelson (born May 15, 1940 in Muskegon, Michigan) is a retired NBA head coach. ... Pat Riley Patrick James Pat Riley (born March 20, 1945 in Schenectady, New York, United States) is a National Basketball Association (NBA) coach and player who has coached four championship teams, in addition to playing for one. ... The New York Knicks (or New York Knickerbockers) are a National Basketball Association team based in New York, New York. ...


On February 10, 2006, Brown's son-in-law Quin Snyder, the head basketball coach at the University of Missouri, resigned his position. February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Quin Snyder (born October 30, 1966 in Mercer Island, Washington, United States) is the former head coach of the University of Missouri. ... The University of Missouri System is one of two public state university systems in the state of Missouri. ...


As of March 15, 2006, the Knicks are the worst team in the league after 61 games with 17 wins and 44 losses. From media[5] and fans[6], Brown has faced heavy criticism despite his successful past. News reports have been made that the players have "quit" on Brown and are tired of him berating them through the media. Also questioned is his neverending shuffling of the starting lineup and bizarre in-game rotations.[7]


Recently his rocky relationship with Stephon Marbury has deteriorated even further with the point guard blaming the team's woeful record on Brown. Although initially responding diplomatically to these accusations, Brown has since responded critically at "Starbury" and referenced his past achievements as enough reason for the Knicks to continue learning how to play the right way.


Trivia

Larry Brown's college basketball coach was Dean Smith, whose college basketball coach was Phog Allen, whose college basketball coach was inventor of basketball James Naismith. Dean Edwards Smith (born February 28, 1931) American former head coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels mens basketball team from 1961 to 1997. ... Forrest Phog Allen, D.O. (November 18, 1885 – September 16, 1974) was an American collegiate basketball coach known as the Father of Basketball Coaching. ... James Naismith James Naismith, M.D. (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was the inventor of the sport of basketball and the first to introduce the use of a helmet in American football. ...


Coaching stops

Carolina Cougars was a basketball franchise in the former American Basketball Association that existed from late 1969 through 1974. ... The Denver Nuggets are a National Basketball Association team based in Denver, Colorado. ... The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university situated in the neighborhood of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ... The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... Main Campus The University of Kansas (often referred to as just KU or Kansas) is an institution of higher learning located in Lawrence, Kansas. ... The San Antonio Spurs are a National Basketball Association team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Los Angeles Clippers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Indiana Pacers are a National Basketball Association team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... The Philadelphia 76ers are a National Basketball Association team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, also known as the Sixers for short. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area. ... The New York Knicks (or New York Knickerbockers) are a National Basketball Association team based in New York, New York. ...

Achievements

  • 1973 Carolina Cougars: ABA Western Division regular season champions
  • 1976 Denver Nuggets: ABA regular season champions (single-division)
  • 1977 Denver Nuggets: NBA Midwest Division Champions
  • 1978 Denver Nuggets: NBA Midwest Division Champions
  • 1980 UCLA: NCAA Championship Game
  • 1986 Kansas: NCAA Final Four & Big Eight Conference Champions
  • 1988 Kansas: NCAA National Champions
  • 1990 San Antonio Spurs: NBA Midwest Division Champions
  • 1991 San Antonio Spurs: NBA Midwest Division Champions
  • 1995 Indiana Pacers: NBA Central Division Champions
  • 2001 Philadelphia 76ers: NBA Eastern Conference Champions
  • 2004 Detroit Pistons: NBA Champions
  • 2005 Detroit Pistons: NBA Eastern Conference Champions
  • College: 1 National Championship, 3 Final Fours in 7 seasons
  • Pro: 1 Championship, 3 Conference Championships, 10 Division Championships, 25 Playoff appearances in 26 seasons
  • 1,000 career NBA wins

External links

  • Larry Brown InsideHoops.com profile
  • Basketball Hall of Fame profile
Preceded by:
Tom Meschery
Carolina Cougars Head Coach
1972–1974
Succeeded by:
Bob MacKinnon
Preceded by:
Alex Hannum
Denver Nuggets Head Coach
1974–1979
Succeeded by:
Donnie Walsh
Preceded by:
Gary Cunningham
UCLA Men's Head Basketball Coach
1979–1981
Succeeded by:
Larry Farmer
Preceded by:
Bob MacKinnon
New Jersey Nets Head Coach
1981–1983
Succeeded by:
Bill Blair
Preceded by:
Ted Owens
Kansas Jayhawks Head Coach
1983–1988
Succeeded by:
Roy Williams
Preceded by:
Bob Weiss
San Antonio Spurs Head Coach
1988–1992
Succeeded by:
Bob Bass
Preceded by:
Mike Schuler
Los Angeles Clippers Head Coach
1992–1993
Succeeded by:
Bob Weiss
Preceded by:
Bob Hill
Indiana Pacers Head Coach
1993–1997
Succeeded by:
Larry Bird
Preceded by:
Johnny Davis
Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach
1997–2003
Succeeded by:
Randy Ayers
Preceded by:
Rick Carlisle
Detroit Pistons Head Coach
2003–2005
Succeeded by:
Flip Saunders
Preceded by:
Herb Williams (interim)
New York Knicks Head Coach
2005–
Succeeded by:
Current coach

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BookPage Interview April 2000: Larry Brown (1009 words)
But Brown was taking a different approach, one probably dictated by the fact that he had shipped to his publisher, that very morning, the manuscript of a new collection of essays.
Brown decided to become a writer in 1980 at the age of 29.
Brown's portrait of Fay is so complete that I felt I knew who would play her role if the novel were ever made into a movie.
Larry Brown (author) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (408 words)
Larry Brown (July 9, 1951 - November 24, 2004) was an American writer who was born and lived in Oxford, Mississippi.
Brown was the first two-time winner of the Southern Book Award for Fiction, which he won in 1992 for his novel, Joe, and again in 1997 for his novel Father and Son.
Brown was also a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, though he died before he was able to take his seat.
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