The Nets, Sixers and a third team have reportedly contacted SMU coach Larry Brown  reports Adam Zagoria of SNY, citing a source close to Brown.  Though the name is an interesting one, it would seem that a Brown re-union in Philly would be a long-shot.

“If one of those teams offered him I think he would [take it] but I don’t think they’re going to offer him,” the source said.

Brown was the Sixers head coach between the 1998 and 2003 seasons, amassing a 460-255 record and making the Playoffs in five of the six years, including a  trip to the 2001 NBA Finals.

The 76ers are in need of a new head coach after firing Doug Collins in April. While Philadelphia hasn’t been linked to as many names this offseason, would bringing Brown back to the NBA would make sense for a team desperately in need for a fresh start?

Brown, 72, certainly had his good times in the City of Brotherly Love, but is he really the long-term answer that new GM Sam Hinkie is looking for to be his first hire?


For what its worth, Brown is said to be happy coaching at SMU, where he just completed his first season as head coach.