Larry Brown has been coaching for over thirty years, and has recently been named head coach of the New York Knicks. This prestigous position was well earned, after leading the Detroit Pistons to two NBA finals.
Larry Brown, a native of Brooklyn, NY, has been a successful college and professional basketball coach for the last 31 years. He has won over 1,000 professional games in the ABA and the NBA and is the only coach in NBA history to lead seven different teams to the playoffs. He ranks fourth among all-time NBA coaches in playoff wins (85) and he won his 900th career NBA game in 2003-04, becoming the seventh coach in NBA history to win 900 games.
Brown, who has posted a winning record in 29 of his 33 seasons as a professional head coach or collegiate head coach, has compiled a 1,393-909 (.605) career record. In 22 NBA seasons he has a record of 987-741 (.571), ranking fourth all-time among NBA coaches and first amongst active coaches.
Brown began his coaching career in the ABA with the Carolina Cougars and then the Denver Nuggets and compiled a 229-107 ABA coaching record. He was named ABA Coach of the Year three times (1973, 1975, 1976). In the NBA, he has coached the Denver Nuggets, New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, and Detroit Pistons.
In the 2000-2001 season, Brown led the Philadelphia 76ers to the NBA Finals for the first time in 18 years and was named NBA Coach of the Year. Brown also has enjoyed success in college having led the UCLA Bruins to the NCAA Championship game in 1980 and the University of Kansas Jayhawks to the 1988 NCAA Championship. He was named the 1999 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year and served as an assistant coach for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. He has recorded a winning record in 27 of 31 seasons on the professional and collegiate levels.