The Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers have both “contacted” SMU coach Larry Brown about their coaching openings, a source close to Brown told SNY.tv. The source said a third team, possibly the Los Angeles Clippers, has also reached out to Brown, 72. The source requested anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly for Brown. “Three NBA teams have talked to him,” the source said, adding that he was not certain of the identity of the third team. The Nets, Sixers and Clippers all have coaching openings. “If one of those teams offered him I think he would [take it] but I don’t think they’re going to offer him,” the source said. Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw is reportedly the Nets’ top choice to replace former interim coach P.J. Carlesimo, and the Nets are expected to request permission to speak with Shaw. The team has also requested permission to interview Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins, according to ESPN.com. Brown and Nets GM Billy King enjoy a close relationship and worked together when Brown coached the Sixers and King was the GM in Philadelphia. Still, the source said Brown is happy at SMU and “excited” because his son, L.J., is an incoming freshman who is pursuing a career as a film producer.
Source: Nets, Sixers Have Contacted Larry Brown
Sportsnet New York | Jun 5