Larry Brown Really Hates Sixers’ Tanking

Says he could straighten out the team "in five minutes."

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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.

“You know I care about the Sixers. It’s an unbelievable basketball city and I had a great experience there,” he said. “I don’t want to get on them when they’re struggling, but they don’t have any veteran leadership. I want to help. I could straighten it out in five minutes.”

One solution? Bring back Iverson.

“I wish they’d get Allen involved,” Brown said. “All those young kids worship him.”

Brown also shared a few thoughts about the late Dolph Schayes, the legendary player-coach for the Sixers. They can be found here.

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