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Larry Brown
Larry Brown
Brown sideline during a SMU game.
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Position: Assistant coach
League: NBA
American Athletic Conference
Personal information
Full name: Lawrence Harvey Brown
Born: September 14, 1940 (1940-09-14) (age 83)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Physical stats
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)
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
Position: Point Guard
Playing career: 1967-1972 (5 years)
Coaching career: 1965-present (59 years)
Career history
As player:
1967-1968 New Orleans Buccaneers
1968-1969 Oakland Oaks/Washington Caps/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
2012-2016 SMU
2018 Auxilium Torino
2021-present Memphis (asst.)
Career highlights and awards
As player:
As coach:
Men's basketball
Representing the Flag of the United States United States
Olympic Games
Olympic Gold Medal Gold 1964 Tokyo
Head coach for the Flag of the United States United States
Olympic Bronze Medal Bronze 2004 Athens
Assistant coach for the Flag of the United States United States
Olympic Gold Medal Gold 2000 Sydney
FIBA Americas Championship
Head coach for the Flag of the United States United States
Olympic Gold Medal Gold 2003 San Juan

Lawrence Harvey "Larry" Brown (born September 14, 1940) is an American basketball coach and former professional player who is currently an assistant coach of the Memphis Tigers. 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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