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Larry Brown

Hometown:
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
39th/2nd at SMU

College:
North Carolina, 1963


04/03/2014

SMU Looks To Win Nation's Oldest College Basketball Postseason Tournament

SMU and Minnesota square off in MSG tonight for NIT Title

02/08/2014

SMU Upsets No. 7/7 Cincinnati, 76-55

Mustangs improve to 13-0 at home and 3-1 against ranked teams

09/11/2013

Basketball Schedule Announced; Second Season Under Larry Brown Begins On Nov. 8

Season Tickets Start At Just $125

08/21/2013

SMU Men's Basketball: New Era For SMU Basketball Begins In January; First Game In Moody Coliseum Is Jan. 4

All 18 American Athletic Conference Games Are Nationally Televised

06/21/2013

Turner Joins SMU Basketball Staff

Assistant Comes To The Hilltop After Final Four Run At Wichita State

Hall of Fame Coach Larry Brown was named head men's basketball coach at SMU on April 19, 2012. Brown is the only head coach to win both an NCAA title and an NBA Championship, having won an NBA title with the Detroit Pistons in 2004 and an NCAA title with Kansas in 1988. Brown was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach on Sept. 27, 2002. Brown is in his 39th season (2013-14) as a head coach, his ninth at the collegiate level. Larry BrownBrown is the sixth-winningest coach in NBA history with 1,098 career victories, and led his teams to 18 playoff appearances, eight 50-win seasons, seven division titles, three conference championships and one NBA Championship. Brown was most recently head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats and guided the Bobcats to the franchise's first-ever playoff appearance in 2010. Charlotte was the eighth different team he led to the postseason - an NBA record. Brown began his coaching career in the ABA, where he led the Carolina Cougars from 1972-74 before taking the helm in Denver for two seasons. He continued with the Nuggets following their move to the NBA before moving on to coach UCLA for two seasons. There, he led a freshman-dominated team to the 1980 NCAA title game before falling to Louisville. After two years with the NBA's New Jersey Nets, Brown began his tenure at Kansas in 1983, where he would go 135-44 in five seasons, leading KU to the 1988 NCAA Championship, Kansas' first National Championship in 36 years. In all, Brown spent seven seasons on the collegiate level during the 1980s, two at UCLA and five at Kansas, leading his squads to three Final Four appearances and one NCAA title. He was named Naismith College Coach of the Year in 1988 and Big Eight Coach of the Year in 1986. After his first season at SMU, his cumulative collegiate coaching record stands at 192-78 (.711). At the pro level, Brown has served as head coach of the Bobcats, Nuggets, New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks. He was named NBA Coach of the Year in 2001 and was named ABA Coach of the Year three times. With such a long and successful career, Brown has developed an impressive coaching tree. Among those that have served on Brown's staffs are John Calipari, Gregg Popovich, Bill Self and Mark Turgeon. Tad Boyle and Danny Manning are among those who have played for Brown. Brown played collegiately at North Carolina under legends Frank McGuire and Dean Smith and served as an assistant coach at UNC from 1965-67. In Olympic competition, Brown was the head coach of the bronze medal-winning United States team at the 2004 Athens Games. He was an assistant coach for the 1980 Olympic squad that did not participate in the Moscow Games and for the 2000 team that won the gold medal in Sydney. As a player, Brown won a gold medal as a member of the 1964 U.S. squad at the Tokyo Games, where he was coached by Henry Iba. He is the only US. male to both play and coach in the Olympics. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Brown and his wife Shelly have a son L.J. and daughter Madison. The avid golfer also has two daughters, Kristen and Alli, and six grandchildren.

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At SMU: In his first season (2012-13), SMU finished 15-17. The 15 wins are the second highest mark by a first-year coach at SMU. The Mustangs led Conference USA in field goal percentage defense (.395) (29th NCAA), which was the program's best since 1961-62. SMU also led C-USA in free throw percentage (.745,) while ranking second in scoring defense (62.7). SMU's 8-1 start and 10-5 mark in non-conference play were the best since 2006-07. The Mustangs' recruiting class also ranked as high as No. 14 nationally.
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"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to coach at SMU," said Larry Brown. "I've built so many relationships in the basketball world and my success has been due to the coaches I've played for and the players I've coached. I want to thank them all. I always thought of myself as a college coach and this gives me a wonderful chance to get back where I started." "From an educational perspective, hiring a teacher of the game like Larry Brown will make a huge impact on both our student-athletes and our community as a whole," said SMU President Dr. R. Gerald Turner. "Athletics is an integral part of SMU and developing a winning basketball program will dramatically increase our national profile, while providing a rallying point for our students, alumni, faculty, staff and the city of Dallas."
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Year	School	W	L	PCT
79-80	UCLA	22	10	.688
80-81	UCLA	20	7	.741
83-84	Kansas	22	10	.688
84-85	Kansas	26	8	.765
85-86	Kansas	35	4	.897
86-87	Kansas	25	11	.694
87-88	Kansas	27	11	.711
12-13	SMU	15	17	.469

TOTALS 192 78 .711

ABA * 249 129 .659 NBA * 1198 997 .546 NCAA 192 78 .711 USA 29 5 .853 TOTAL 1668 1209 .580 * Includes Playoffs (NBA 100-93, ABA 20-22)

1979-80
UCLA (22-10, 12-4 Pac-10 4th)
NCAA Finalist
Date	Opponent	Result	Score
N30	Idaho State	W	[8] 82-40
D1	Hofstra		W	[8] 90-71
D8	Santa Clara	W	[7] 92-79
D11	at Notre Dame	L	[7] 74-77 [4]
D15	DePaul		L	[7] 94-99 [11]
D21	UCSB		W	[14] 102-58
D22	Colorado State	W	[14] 86-63
D28	California *	W	[16] 73-59
D29	Stanford *	W	[16] 92-60
J3	at Oregon St *	L	[16] 67-76 [14]
J5	at Oregon *	W	[16] 76-62
J12	at USC *		L	[16] 74-82
J17	Arizona State *	L	76-78
J19	Notre Dame	L	73-80 [8]
J21	Arizona *		W	69-59
J24	at Washington *	W	76-59
J26	at Wash. St *	L	64-80
J31	Oregon State *	W	93-67 [2]
F2	Oregon *		W	90-76
F9	USC *		W	91-64
F16	at Arizona *	W	90-78
F18	at Arizona St *	L	80-92 [18]
F21	Washington St *	W	80-66 [20]
F23	Washington *	L	70-72
F28	at Stanford *	W	75-62
M1	at California *	W	83-58
M7	v Old Dominion#	W	87-74
M9	vs DePaul #	W	77-71 [1]
M13	vs Ohio State @	W	72-68 [10]
M15	vs Clemson @	W	85-74
M22	vs Purdue %	W	67-62 [20]
M24	vs Louisville %	L	54-59 [2]
# NCAA First and Second Rounds (Tempe, Arizona)
@ NCAA West Regional (Tucson, Arizona)
% NCAA Final Four (Indianapolis, Indiana)
* Pac-10 Conference game
[ ] Associated Press rank

1980-81 UCLA (20-7, 13-5 Pac-10 3rd) NCAA Second Round Date Opponent Result Score N28 VMI W [6] 99-61 N29 Notre Dame W [6] 94-81 [10] D6 Saint Mary's W [3] 113-70 D13 Pepperdine W [3] 81-63 D15 Evansville W [3] 69-62 D21 vs Temple # W [3] 73-49 D27 at DePaul L [3] 77-93 [1] J3 Washington * W [7] 96-74 J5 Washington St * W [7] 87-61 J10 USC * L [7] 66-68 J16 at Arizona St * L [8] 74-78, 3ot [12] J17 at Arizona * W [8] 79-76 J23 Stanford * W [12] 85-58 J24 California * W [12] 75-61 J29 at Oregon St * L [10] 67-81 [1] J31 at Oregon * W [10] 75-69 F6 at USC * W [12] 76-62 F8 at Notre Dame W [12] 51-50 [9] F12 Arizona * W [8] 90-79 F14 Arizona State * W [8] 64-61 [5] F19 at California * W [6] 72-66 F21 at Stanford * L [6] 72-74 F27 Oregon * W [13] 98-75 M1 Oregon State * L [13] 76-82 [1] M5 at Wash. St * W [13] 59-50 M7 at Washington * W [13] 91-72 M14 BYU @ L [10] 55-78 [16] # Tokyo, Japan @ NCAA Second Round (Providence, Rhode Island) * Pac-10 Conference game [ ] Associated Press rank

1983-84 Kansas (22-10, 9-5 Big Eight 2nd) Big Eight Tournament Champions NCAA Second Round Date Opponent Result Score N26 at Houston L [17] 76-91 [3] D1 at Saint Louis W 67-63 D3 Morehead State W 75-57 D5 Jackson State W 89-57 D10 Kentucky L 50-72 [2] D17 Florida Southern W 85-73 D19 Oral Roberts W 65-64 D22 at Ohio State L 74-79 D28 vs Tulane @ W 67-64 D29 v S.W. Louisiana L 45-54 J7 FIU W 99-47 J11 Texas Southern W 101-64 J14 Colorado * W 53-48 J18 Missouri * W 73-56 J21 at Iowa State * L 56-61 J25 Nebraska * W 77-61 J28 Kansas State * W 65-54 J31 at Oklahoma * L 84-103 [12] F5 Wichita State W 79-69 F8 at Oklahoma St * L 61-71 F11 Iowa State * W 80-72 F15 at Nebraska * W 67-66 F18 at Missouri * W 72-62 F22 Oklahoma * L 82-92 [8] F25 at Kansas St * W 63-61 F29 at Colorado * L 85-89 M3 Oklahoma State * W 91-70 M6 Oklahoma State # W 75-58 M9 vs Kansas St % W 70-59 M10 vs Oklahoma % W 79-78 [6] M16 vs Alcorn St & W 57-56 M18 vs Wake Forest & L 59-69 [19] @ Sugar Bowl Tournament (New Orleans, Louisiana) # Big Eight Tournament - Quarterfinal % Big Eight Tournament (Kansas City, Missouri) & NCAA First and Second Rounds (Lincoln, Nebraska) * Big Eight Conference game [ ] Associated Press rank

1984-85 Kansas (26-8, 11-3 Big Eight 2nd) NCAA Second Round Date Opponent Result Score N23 vs Maryland @ W [19] 58-56 N24 vs Oregon @ W [19] 66-49 N25 vs UAB @ L [19] 46-50 D1 Detroit W [20] 86-64 D4 South Dakota St W [19] 85-72 D8 Abilene Christ. W [19] 84-72 D10 S. Carolina St W [19] 81-54 D15 Houston W [18] 87-75 D22 at George Wash. W [15] 76-70 D31 vs Kentucky ^ L [12] 89-92 J3 Texas Southern W [11] 78-74 J5 vs. Wichita St ! W [11] 90-83 J7 Western Carolina W [11] 79-62 J11 South Alabama W [10] 90-81 J17 Iowa State * W [9] 76-72 J19 at Oklahoma * L [9] 76-87 [13] J22 Missouri * W [15] 70-68 J26 at Colorado * W [15] 70-68 J27 at Michigan L [15] 77-96 [18] J30 at Kansas St * W [19] 75-57 F2 at Nebraska * W [19] 91-80 F4 Colorado * W [19] 88-69 F6 Oklahoma State * W [13] 84-72 F9 Memphis State W [13] 75-71 [3] F12 at Missouri * L [10] 55-62 F16 at Iowa State * L [10] 70-72 F20 Kansas State * W [15] 75-64 F24 Oklahoma * W [15] 82-76 [5] F28 Nebraska * W [11] 70-65 M2 at Oklahoma St * W [11] 88-79 M5 Nebraska * W [10] 74-69 M9 vs Iowa State & L [10] 59-75 M14 vs Ohio % W [13] 49-38 M16 vs Auburn % L [13] 64-66 @ Great Alaska Shootout (Anchorage, Alaska) ^ Louisville, Kentucky ! Kansas City, Missouri & Big Eight Tournament (Kansas City, Missouri) * Big Eight Conference game % NCAA 1st & 2nd Rounds (South Bend, Indiana) [ ] Associated Press rank

1985-86 Kansas (35-4, 13-1 Big Eight 1st) Big Eight Champions Big Eight Tournament Champions NCAA Final Four Date Opponent Result Score N22 vs Pepperdine = W [5] 67-61 N24 vs Washington = W [5] 69-64 N29 vs Louisville ! W [5] 83-78 [9] D1 vs Duke ! L [5] 86-92 [6] D3 SIU-Edwardsville W [7] 86-71 D4 Western Carolina W [7] 101-79 D7 vs NC State ~ W [7] 71-56 D9 South Alabama W [7] 72-48 D14 Kentucky W [7] 83-66 [9] D21 Arkansas W [6] 89-78 D23 George Wash. W [6] 94-71 D27 Louisiana Tech + W [6] 81-59 D28 Wichita State + W [6] 81-56 J4 at Memphis State L [5] 80-83, ot [9] J6 at Detroit W [5] 60-51 J11 SMU W [9] 72-56 J15 at Nebraska * W [8] 81-70 J18 Oklahoma State * W [8] 95-72 J21 Oklahoma * W [7] 98-92 [5] J23 at Missouri * W [7] 81-77 J25 Louisville W [7] 71-69 [13] J27 at Iowa State * L [7] 74-77 F1 at Kansas St * W [4] 64-50 F5 Colorado * W [6] 100-64 F8 at Oklahoma St * W [6] 85-69 F11 Missouri * W [3] 100-66 F15 Nebraska * W [3] 79-61 F19 at Colorado * W [3] 79-74 F22 Kansas State * W [3] 84-69 F24 at Oklahoma * W [3] 87-80 [10] M1 Iowa State * W [2] 90-70 M7 vs Kansas St & W [2] 74-51 M8 vs Oklahoma & W [2] 72-70 [15] M9 vs Iowa State & W [2] 73-71 M13 vs NC A&T # W [2] 71-46 M15 vs Temple # W [2] 65-43 M21 vs Michigan St @ W [2] 96-86, ot [18] M23 vs NC State @ W [2] 75-67 M29 vs Duke % L [2] 67-71 [1] = Preseason NIT (Denver, Colorado) ! Preseason NIT (New York, New York) ~ Greensboro, North Carolina + Kansas City, Missouri & Big Eight Tournament (Kansas City, Missouri) # NCAA First and Second Rounds (Dayton, Ohio) @ NCAA Midwest Regional (Kansas City, Missouri) % NCAA Final Four (Dallas, Texas) * Big Eight Conference game [ ] Associated Press rank

1986-87 Kansas (25-11, 9-5 Big Eight T-2nd) NCAA Regional Semifinal Date Opponent Result Score N29 Tennessee-Martin W [8] 88-69 D1 Southern W [8] 87-69 D4 Washington W [6] 82-68 D6 at Arkansas L [6] 86-103 D13 Colorado * W [14] 59-56 D20 Texas Tech W [13] 82-52 D22 The Citadel W [13] 74-71 D28 vs Pittsburgh @ L [13] 76-79 [14] D29 vs Ohio State @ L [13] 78-79, ot D30 at Hawai'i W [12] 81-80, ot J6 at Wichita State L [19] 49-54 J8 Temple W [19] 67-64 [8] J11 at Oklahoma St * W [19] 66-63 J15 at Oklahoma * L [20] 74-76 [16] J17 Miami (Fla.) W [20] 82-47 J20 Missouri * W 71-70 J22 Nebraska * W 86-65 J25 NC State % W 74-60 [20] J27 Iowa State * W [20] 72-48 J31 at Louisville W [20] 62-58 F4 at Kansas St * W [18] 80-75, 2ot F7 Oklahoma State * W [18] 88-63 F8 Notre Dame W [18] 70-60 F11 at Missouri * L [17] 60-63 F14 Oklahoma * W [17] 86-84 [8] F17 at Iowa State * L [15] 86-95 F19 Kansas State * W [15] 84-67 F21 at Saint John's W [15] 62-60 [20] F25 at Colorado * L [16] 56-66 F28 at Nebraska * L [16] 81-83, ot M6 vs Oklahoma St & W 67-58 M7 vs Oklahoma & W 82-77 [17] M8 vs Missouri & L 65-67 [19] M13 vs Houston # W [20] 66-65 M15 vs Missouri St # W [20] 67-63 M20 vs Georgetown @ L [20] 57-70 [4] @ Rainbow Classic (Honolulu, Hawaii) % Kansas City, Missouri & Big Eight Tournament (Kansas City, Missouri) # NCAA First and Second Rounds (Atlanta, Georgia) @ NCAA Southeast Regiona (Louisville, Kentucky) * Big Eight Conference game [ ] Associated Press rank

1987-88 Kansas (27-11, 9-5 Big Eight 3rd) NCAA Champions Date Opponent Result Score N27 vs Chaminade W [7] 89-62 N28 vs Iowa L [7] 81-100 [11] N29 vs Illinois L [7] 75-81 D1 Pomona-Pitzer W [16] 94-38 D3 at W. Carolina W [16] 68-63 D5 Saint John's W [16] 63-54 D7 Appalachian St W [16] 73-62 D12 Rider W [18] 110-72 D19 at NC State W [17] 74-67 D28 vs. Memphis St W [18] 64-62 D30 at Saint John's L [17] 56-70 J4 at Washington W [17] 67-57 J6 American W [18] 90-69 J9 Missouri * W [18] 78-74 J13 at Iowa State * L [16] 78-88 [14] J16 Hampton W [16] 95-69 J23 at Notre Dame L [16] 76-80 J27 at Nebraska * L 68-70 J30 Kansas State * L 61-72 F3 Oklahoma * L 65-73 [7] F6 Colorado * W 73-62 F10 at Oklahoma St * W 78-68 F13 Iowa State * W 82-72 F16 Nebraska * W 70-48 F18 at Kansas St * W 64-63 F20 Duke L 70-74, ot [6] F24 at Oklahoma * L 87-95 [4] F27 at Missouri * W 82-77 [15] M2 at Colorado * W 85-64 M5 Oklahoma State * W 75-57 M11 vs Oklahoma St & W 74-58 M12 vs Kansas St & L 54-69 M18 vs Xavier # W 85-72 [18] M20 vs Murray St # W 61-58 M25 vs Vanderbilt @ W 77-64 M27 vs Kansas St @ W 71-58 [20] A2 vs Duke % W 66-59 [5] A4 vs Oklahoma % W 83-79 [4] + Maui Classic (Maui, Hawaii) = ECAC Holiday Festival (New York, New York)

& Big Eight Tournament (Kansas City, Missouri) # NCAA First and Second Rounds (Lincoln, Nebraska) @ NCAA Midwest Regional (Pontiac, Michigan) % NCAA Final Four (Kansas City, Missouri) * Big Eight Conference game [ ] Associated Press rank

2012-13 SMU (15-17, 5-11 Conference USA 11th) Date Opponent Result Score N11 Loyola Marymount W 73-58 N15 at TCU W 64-61 N17 at Texas State W 78-75 N19 Malone ~ W 81-47 N21 Rider ~ W 83-70 N24 vs UALR @ L 56-69 N25 vs Missouri St @ W 62-61 N28 Utah W 62-55 D1 at Hofstra W 73-47 D15 at Rhode Island L 50-72 D18 at Utah L 53-62 D21 vs Wagner # L 53-63 D22 vs Alcorn St # W 67-52 D30 Furman W 72-53 J2 Wyoming L 56-59 J6 Tulsa * L 47-48 J9 at Houston * L 67-78 J12 Tulane * W 59-53 J16 Southern Miss * L 70-74 J19 at UTEP * L 54-63 J26 at UCF * L 65-74 J30 at Marshall * W 68-57 F2 Houston * L 80-84 ot F6 Memphis * L 52-60 F9 at Rice * W 61-39 F16 at Tulane * L 67-78 F23 East Carolina * L 69-72 F27 Rice * W 67-55 M2 at UAB * L 69-74 M6 at Tulsa * W 71-65 M9 UTEP * % L 63-76 M13 vs UAB & L 52-53 ~ Hoops for Hope Classic - Host Rounds @ Hoops for Hope Classic (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico) # Cable Car Classic (Santa Clara, Calif.) % Curtis Culwell Center (Garland, Texas) & C-USA Tournament (Tulsa, Okla. - BOK Center) * Conference USA game [ ] Associated Press rank