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You know who can’t stand losing? Larry Brown.
Think about it: He’s the one coach who has managed to drag the Sixers all the way back to the NBA finals in the last 30 years or so. He’s the coach who inspired Allen Iverson‘s “practice?” rant. And (ahem), not incidentally, he’s the coach that got not one, not two, but three different colleges in trouble with the NCAA.
So you can imagine what he thinks about tanking. And about the Sixers tanking. He’s not for it.
“I’m sick of what’s going on there,” Brown told Sheridan Hoops (via 94WIP) this week. Read more »
SMU men’s basketball head coach Larry Brown answers a reporter’s question during a news conference in Moody Coliseum on the SMU campus, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, in Dallas. Brown addressed NCAA sanctions levied Tuesday against the SMU men’s basketball program.
Yesterday the NCAA announced (read the full decision below) that the basketball program at Southern Methodist University had “committed multiple violations, including academic fraud, unethical conduct and head coach control,” and that the head basketball coach “failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance when he did not report violations and was not initially truthful during an interview with NCAA enforcement staff.”
SMU’s head basketball coach, of course, is Larry Brown, six-season coach of the Sixers, who resigned from that position in 2003, rejoined the club as an executive vice president in 2007, and then resigned again in 2008 so he could return to college hoops. He coached the 2001 Sixers team that, led by troubled genius Allen Iverson, went to the NBA finals and was defeated by the Lakers in five games. Michael Powell in today’s New York Times has a deeply snarky take on Brown’s career: Read more »
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It’s only Tuesday and the Sixers have been all over the news this week. Not only did KJ McDaniels throw down a serious dunk-of-the-year candidate the other night, the 1-2-3-4-5-6ers also announced they’re finally getting a new mascot (Sorry, fans of Phil E. Moose).
Now comes word that Larry Brown’s pad in Bryn Mawr has finally been sold. Re-listed back in April for $5.09 million, it looks to have been sold for $4.02 million–what a steal!
Dubbed Linden Hall, the estate featured 7-bedrooms, 9-bathrooms, a soda fountain/game room, home theater and a pool with stone terraces and pool house. Because you simply can’t mention one without talking about the other, especially in this town, Allen Iverson’s former Villanova mansion recently sold for $2.19 million back in mid-December.
Here’s the gallery from April. Please note the Space Jam pinball machine in the soda fountain/game room area.
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After a few months’ breather, former 76ers coach Larry Brown’s luxury estate is back on the market. The seven-bedroom, 11,000-square-foot has many! fun! features! because Brown is an upbeat kinda guy. There’s a retro soda fountain with red leatherette-topped stools; a movie theater; an exercise room; and a swimming pool with pool house. Bring the team!
The asking price is the same: $5.9 million.
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It’s called Linden Hall. All grand estates belonging to great men must have a name, and Larry Brown, former coach of the 76ers, is a great man (Allen Iverson would agree). The seven-bedroom Colonial residence was expanded recently, and it’s now a rather capacious 11,000 square feet or so, thank you very much. Of course it has all that it should, being a luxury estate. But then, it also has some serious surprises.
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