Larry Brown
Larry Brown
Brown sideline during a SMU game.
SMU Mustangs
Head coach
Personal information
Born                           September 14, 1940 (1940-09-14) (age 77)
                                    Brooklyn, New York
Nationality                 American
Listed height            5 ft 9 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight           165 lbs (93 kg)
Coaching information
Best record               65-19 (NBA) (1974-75)
Titles                          NBA: 1 (2003-04)
                                    NCAA: 1 (1987-88)
Coaching career       1972-present (45 years)
Player information
Position                       Point guard
High school               Long Beach
                                     (Lido Beach, New York)
College                        North Carolina (1960-1963)
NBA Draft                    1963 / Round: 7 / Pick: 55th
Selected by the Baltimore Bullets
Playing career           1967-1972 (5 years)
Career history
as player
1967-1968                   New Orleans Buccaneers
1968-1969                   Oakland Oaks (ABA)
1969-1970                   Washington Caps
1970-1971                   Virginia Squires
1971-1972                   Denver Rockets
as coach
1965-1967                   North Carolina (asst.)
1972-1974                   Carolina Cougars
1974-1979                   Denver Nuggets
1979-1981                   UCLA
1981-1983                   New Jersey Nets
1983-1988                   Kansas (NCAA championship)
1988-1992                   San Antonio Spurs
1992-1993                   Los Angeles Clippers
1993-1997                   Indiana Pacers
1997-2003                   Philadelphia 76ers
2003-2005                   Detroit Pistons (NBA championship)
2005-2006                   New York Knicks
2008-2010                   Charlotte Bobcats
2012-present               SMU
Career highlights and awards
  • ABA champion (1969)
  • ABA All-Star MVP (1968)
  • 3× ABA All-Star (1968–1970)
  • All-ABA Second Team (1968)

Lawrence Harvey "Larry" Brown (born September 14, 1940) is an American college basketball head coach for the SMU Mustangs men's basketball team, former professional basketball head coach and former professional basketball player. He has been a 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 eight different teams to the playoffs. He is also the only person ever to coach two NBA franchises in the same season (San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers during the 1992–93 NBA season[1]). He is 1,285–853 in his career. He is also the only coach in history to win both an NCAA National Championship (Kansas 1988) and an NBA Championship (Detroit 2004).

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