Larry Brown, SMU Talking Long-Term Deal?
Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown is making progress in contract talks to become coach at Southern Methodist University, sources told Yahoo! Sports.
No agreement was imminent on Monday night, but Brown’s representatives were discussing financial parameters of a long-term deal.
Brown, 71, has already begun working to assemble a coaching staff with assistance from Kentucky coach John Calipari [edited].
One of Calipari’s assistants, former NBA point guard Rod Strickland, has been discussed as a candidate to join Brown if he gets the SMU job, sources said. Brown knows he needs a significant pool of money to invest in top-tier assistant coaches.