Former Detroit Pistons coach Larry Brown could have had a dynasty.
The legendary basketball coach joined SiriusXM radio on Thursday and said he thought his Pistons were going to draft former Syracuse basketball star Carmelo Anthony with the No. 2 pick in the 2003 NBA Draft.
Instead, he got Darko Milicic – one of the NBA’s infamous busts.
“At the time I got the job, they told me they were gonna draft Carmelo,” Brown said.
The Hall of Fame coach joined the Pistons in 2003 and won his first and only NBA Championship in the same season. With an incredible starting lineup of Chauncey Billups, Richard Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince, Rasheed Wallace and Ben Wallace, the Pistons made it to at least the Eastern Conference Finals in seven straight seasons.