Larry Brown is leaning more and more on returning to coach the Charlotte Bobcats again. If he does return, it will be his third straight season with the team. It was first reported by a person familiar with the situation, as he told the press release.
Brown will be a Times Warner Cable and will also be looking to prospect rookies that he may be interesting in drafting late in June, once the NBA Draft begins. According to assistant coach Phil Ford, the Bobcats are planning to prospect players for these next few weeks, even though the Bobcats don't have a pick.
Brown is currently 69 years of age and is coming off a year where he led the Bobcats to a playoff berth for the first time in the franchise's young, storied history. Gerald Wallace was also the first Bobcat to make the All-Star team and Michael Jordan will be owning first team with Charlotte.
Brown looks to lead the Bobcats again in the playoffs. Brown is the only coach to win titles in the NCAA and the National Basketball Association. Brown has coached 13 teams in those leagues. Brown also looks to make next year's playoff appearance, if he makes it there, a lot better than what he did in this year's NBA Playoffs where the Bobcats got swept in the first round by the Orlando Magic.
Larry Brown said he will only coach for Michael Jordan now for his NBA coaching career. He's been saying this many times now, actually. Jordan first hired Brown for the Bobcats after the 2005-06 NBA season, where Brown miserably failed, leading the Knicks to a 23-59 record.
Brown hopes to make the Bobcats a success and go to his first NBA Finals' appearance since 2001, where he help lead Allen Iverson, Dikembe Mutombo, and the rest of the Philadelphia 76ers to the big show against the Los Angeles Lakers. But it didn't end well.
Jordan bought the Bobcats this season for $275M. It was said he will be patient with Brown, too. He told the Associated Press that he won't be letting him go that easily.
The Bobcats look to finish something more than a 44-38 record. Larry Brown is prepared for the upcoming 2010-11 NBA season and looks to make it as successful as possible.
"I don't want them to grow up and all of a sudden I blink and say I missed that," Brown said. "It's something that I'm just going to have to address and figure out."
The whole Charlotte Bobcats' organization was preparing for some replacements if Brown was going to leave. But now that he is returning to coach another season, maybe more, it changes things.
It's going to be an interesting off-season for this Bobcats' team.