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There is definitely a "wow" factor there, and I loved him when he coached my sixers.
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DO IT. Spend cash on getting great assistants to do recruiting. Larry would have us ready in 2 years. I know he is 71, but he would have us ready and would pave the way for the next great hire! Kansas Alums are praying he goes back to KU as an associate HC. DO IT.
Larry Brown would be a stupid hire, all in the name of making a splash. He's in his 70's and will simply not have what it takes to build a winner. This would be SMU's version of Georgia State hiring Bill Curry as its football coach. Go ask them how that is working out for them.
If SMU can't make a really good hire (ala Buzz), Orsini would be best served hiring Seth Greenberg, Blaine Taylor, or someone of that ilk. Someone who has been around, can build a solid foundation, and can win enough to have a fighting chance in the Big East.
True, but all he has done is win. SMU = LA Clippers.
If he can take the Clippers to the playoffs, he can help SMU get respectable.
We are sooooooo far behind big east play it isn't even funny. He is not a long term fix, he is a short term fix.
Has a NBA championship ring with the Detroit Pistons, and a ncaa ring with the Kansas Jay hawks.
Coached 7 years in college, made it to the dance each year. Went to the finals, final four, and won a national championship.
In the pros he made the playoffs 22 out of 30 seasons.
Pay a chit ton of money for Assistants.
Hello - Marquette Poster here.
I think this sums it up - Brown provides visibility as you guys come into the Big East, but the only way this could happen is if he has someone he's grooming for the job. He's got two-three years tops, and then probably gone. Not a hire I'd make w/o having exceptional assistants coming as well.
I really like Marquette's Benford for SMU's HC. An exceptional recruiter, but an unknown quantity as a HC and working with a "rebuilding" program.
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