|ESPN.com: College Basketball Nation||[Print without images]|
|Larry Brown is a candidate for Southern Methodist's vacant men's basketball coaching position.|
Brown is, without question, one of the premier teachers of the game of his time. But he has also tended to wander off. Not every man can say he has been head coach for 30% of the NBA teams, or held the position for 13 pro or college teams in all four time zones of the U.S. mainland. Matter of fact, this is the 40th anniversary of him resigning at Davidson — without coaching a game. Somehow, Larry Brown's career, for all its accomplishment and genius, has almost always reminded us of a pit stop.
For a program struggling to get to the next level, Larry Brown isn't the answer. Dohetry [sic] was a disaster, but I think a young, rising coach like Benford would be a much better choice than Brown. You need someone in there with something to prove, instead of looking for something to do.