Turin signs coaching legend Larry Brown

Jun 13, 2018 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Turin signs coaching legend Larry Brown

FIAT Turin has reached an agreement with Larry Brown to put the former NBA and NCAA champion head coach at the head of its bench next season, the club announced on Wednesday. Brown, age 77, last coached at Southern Methodist University until July of 2016. He had started his legendary career as University of North Carolina's assistant coach from 1965 to 1967. His first head coaching job was at Carolina of the old American Basketball Association in 1972. He also coached Denver, first in the ABA and then in the NBA, before becoming UCLA's head coach from 1979 to 1981. Brown has also coached New Jersey, San Antonio, Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana, Philadelphia, Detroit, New York and Charlotte of the NBA. He won the NCAA title with the University of Kansas in 1988 and the NBA title with Detroit in 2004. As a player, Brown won an Olympic gold medal with the USA in 1964. He won another gold medal as an assistant coach at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, as well as a bronze medal at Athens 2004 as head coach with the USA. Besides winning the NBA title with Detroit in 2004, Brown reached two other finals, with Philadelphia in 2001 and Detroit in 2005. He also took Denver to the ABA finals in 1976. He is the only coach in NBA history to lead eight different teams to the playoffs. Brown has a coaching record of 1,098-904 in the NBA regular season and 100-93 in the playoffs. Brown was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach in 2002.