Larry Brown—a Basketball Hall of Famer who has coached D-1 basketball for 11 seasons, professional basketball for 31 seasons, and became the only coach to ever win both an NCAA and NBA Championship—is reportedly considering a position he may be just a tad overqualified for: a high school coaching job in Long Island, New York.
Brown resigned from his most recent position, coaching the SMU Mustangs, this past July and is said to be weighing the possibility of coaching the East Hampton High School Bonackers after learning of the vacant coaching position while staying in his nearby summer home.
The 76-year-old Brown talked to ESPN Tuesday, saying: "I'm going to the high school [to] see the kids and talk to the [athletic director]. I wish I could tell you when I'm going to make a decision. I'm hopeful, it's pretty close."
While one might think a life in high school gymnasiums would suck after becoming acclimated to the amenities of the pros, Brown said it would be fun, likening it to the two seasons Michael Jordan spent riding buses in baseball's Minor Leagues.
Brown also clarified that his sole responsibility at the school would be coaching, meaning he won't be teaching today's youth about sex ed, drivers ed, monitoring study halls, or doing any of the crap most people put themselves through just to coach high school sports.
East Hampton's AD has already said he'd sign Brown to the job if he was to agree to it (in fact, that sentence probably didn't even need to be written) but the longtime veteran coach said the only potential pitfall to the deal getting done is the fact that he has several obligations that could prevent him from putting the necessary time in.
Stay tuned on this one.