LIU-Brooklyn interested in Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown, report says

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The 77-year-old former NCAA and NBA coach has agreed to become the head coach of Italian Lega A team Fiat Torino.

Hall of Famer Larry Brown hired to coach Italian professional team

The 77-year-old former NCAA and NBA coach has agreed to become the head coach of Italian Lega A team Fiat Torino.

Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown, 76, has been contacted by LIU-Brooklyn about its head coaching vacancy, FanRag Sports reported, citing multiple unidentified sources.

One of the report's sources said the native New Yorkeris expected to meet with the school in the near future, while another said Brown, who resigned lastsummer as SMU's coach, "yearns to get back to coaching."

LIU-Brooklyn recently firedJack Perri after five seasons and a 77-79 record (46-42 in Northeast Conference play).

Brown was 85-39 in four seasons at SMU, leading the Mustangs to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993. But the NCAA also suspended him for nine games to start the 2015-16 season and placed a 2016 postseason ban on the Mustangs because of multiple violations. Brown resigned abruptly last summer, reportedly over his unhappiness with a contract extension.

He also has coached atKansasandUCLA. Under him, KU won the 1988 NCAA title, but the Jayhawks were banned from postseason play the next season and placed on three years'probation because of recruiting violations. UCLA also incurred a postseason ban and two years'probation for using ineligible players while Brown was coach.

He is 262-100 (.724) as a college coach and also has coached multiple professional teams.

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