Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Surprise, Surprise - Nomad Brown Rumored to Land in The Queen City

Apparently the 67-year-old Long Island native was not satisfied with being out of the head coaching ranks and has reportedly agreed to terms to become the new Head Coach of the Charlotte Bobcats. After recently resigning from his post as 76ers Team President, it has been speculated that the four-eyed wonder was looking for his chance to get back on an NBA bench. The Bobcats fired Head Coach Sam Vincent after only one season and it appears thar former local hero and UNC basketball legend Larry Brown will return to his roots and coach the North Carolina franchise. Bobcats Owner Michael Jordan loves Brown as they both played under legendary coach Dean Smith at UNC and Brown is known to wear only Jordan-brand sneakers on and off the court. Brown's last failed experiment came in 2005-06 when he was Head Coach of the New York Knicks, a team he grew up rooting for. While coaching the Eastern Conference doormat, Brown feuded with owner Jimbo Dolan, Team President Isiah "Sexual Predator" Thomas and most notably refused to cooperate with the organization's media policy prior to his dismissal.

Over the past three decades, Brown has coached in college at Davidson, UCLA, Louisville and Kansas. He also had two stints in the ABA where he coached the Denver Rockets and the Carolina Cougars prior to making his way into the NBA. Brown has coached the Nuggets, Nets, Spurs, Clippers, Pacers, 76ers, Pistons, Knicks and now the Bobcats. For the mathematically challenged, that is a total of 9 NBA franchises and he has only won a single championship with the 2003-04 Pistons. The following season he took Detroit to the finals as well and was fired immediately after losing the series.

So why does Larry The Nomad keep getting jobs if he's impossible to deal with and is not known for winning championships? Apparently he has such an impressive tie collection that he never wears the same tie twice. For some reason, this impresses everyone around basketball and Brown gets hired.

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