Larry Brown, others come to Dallas for head coach interview
Published: Sunday, April 15, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 17:11
Larry Brown interviewed for the head basketball coach position at SMU with Athletic Director Steve Orsini Sunday, according to a report on ESPN.com.
Brown, who had previously expressed interest in coaching at SMU, has a long track record for success.
Brown has several championships under his belt, both in the NBA and NCAA.
He has been named Coach of the Year several times and his legacy at schools such as the University of Kansas is legendary.
Brown’s last job was as the head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats in 2010, a season that ended well under the .500 range — an uncommon statistic for Brown’s teams.
In March, Brown told ESPN’s Dana O’Neil, “I’d like to get back involved in the game in some capacity. Whether that’s as a coach, assistant, running a team or just as a resource, I don’t care.”
Indiana assistant Steve McClain and Marquette associate head coach Tony Benford interviewed with Orsini earlier today for the position.
Benford, who is known for his aggressive recruiting, has strong ties to Texas schools — he was a former player at Texas Tech and previously recruited the state while coaching at New Mexico.
McClain, who has more than 28 years of experience as a coach on the collegiate level, boasts a strong résumé as well.
Currently serving as the assistant at Indiana, McClain is known for his development of strong players that have been able to make it on the NBA level.
He previously served as the head coach at Wyoming and was a one-time assistant at TCU.
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