(NEW YORK) — According to ESPN, Larry Brown has agreed to become the basketball coach at SMU.
According to ESPN’s Andy Katz, the only remaining holdup on an official announcement is Brown’s assistant coaches. ESPN also says that Brown has offered Illinois State coach Tim Jankovich a “coach-in-waiting” position with the school. Former Illinois assistant Jerrance Howard is expected to join Brown’s staff as well along with former Kentucky assistant Rod Strickland.
Brown’s resume is arguably one of the most decorated in basketball history. He’s coached the Carolina Cougars of the ABA (1973-1974), the Denver Nuggets (1975-1979), UCLA (1979-1981), the New Jersey Nets (1981-1983), Kansas (1983-1988), the San Antonio Spurs (1988-1991), the Los Angeles Clippers (1991-1993), the Indiana Pacers (1993-1997), the Philadelphia 76ers (1997-2003), the Detroit Pistons (2003-2005), the New York Knicks (2005-2006), and the Charlotte Bobcats (2008-2010).
Brown, 71, ranks sixth of all-time in the NBA with 1,098 career coaching wins.
He is the only coach to ever win an NCAA Championship (Kansas) and an NBA title (Pistons).
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Jill Martin, CNN