Report: Larry Brown set to join Washington staff


Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown is set to join the coaching staff at Washington under Mike Hopkins, Stadium reported Monday.

Brown is 82 years old and resigned from the Memphis staff in December, citing health concerns. Brown was in his second season with the Tigers. He previously took medical leave shortly before the start of the season.

Brown is the only coach to win championships at both the NBA and collegiate levels. He won the 1988 NCAA title when Danny Manning — aka “Danny and the Miracles” — carried Kansas to the crown and the 2004 NBA title with a Detroit Pistons team led by Chauncey Billups and Richard Hamilton.

Brown ranks eighth in NBA history with 1,098 regular-season coaching victories and made the playoffs in 18 of his 26 seasons. He lost 904 games while leading nine different teams.

He guided Kansas to two Final Fours and UCLA to one during 11 seasons as a college head coach. His final stint was at SMU from 2012-16.

Brown also has been part of two Olympic gold medal-winning teams — as a player in 1964 and an assistant coach in 2000.

Brown was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002.

Hopkins is entering his seventh season at Washington.

–Field Level Media

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