Former SMU hoops coach Larry Brown considering high school job

September 20, 2016 / Athletic AdministrationBasketball
Larry Brown, the only coach to win titles in both the NCAA and NBA, is considering taking his next job at a New York high school.

Photo: Kevin Hoffman
Photo: Kevin Hoffman

The Kansas City Star last week caught up with Brown, who this summer stepped down as men’s basketball coach at Southern Methodist University in Texas. Brown made it clear he wasn’t finished coaching, and though he’s considered offers overseas, he’s also thinking about coaching high school basketball in East Hampton.

From the article:

“There’s a high school in East Hampton (N.Y.) where I’m currently staying. I’m going to speak to the AD there,” said Brown, who indicated the opening is for head coach.

“If I do that, I can’t do it halfway. They told me I can still speak and go to colleges, but I don’t want to cheat the kids. So if I’m going to do it, I’ll do it 100 percent. I’ve got so much I’ve been taught from players (he worked with) and coaches I played for. I just want to share it somehow.”

Brown’s last year at SMU was rough one. His team finished 25-5, but he was suspended for one-third of the season and the program was placed on probation after an NCAA investigation discovered an administrative assistant had committed academic fraud on behalf of a student-athlete.

Nothing is certain regarding Brown’s transition to high school basketball, but it sounds like East Hampton is intrigued. This story from Page Six quoted athletic director Joseph Vasile-Cozzo as saying “if he is interested, there is no interview needed.”

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