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Brother vs. brother in pro sports history

1/24/2013

Jim and John Harbaugh will meet for the second time when they face each other in the Super Bowl in New Orleans, and it'll be another case of the HarBros making history.

They are the only set of brother head coaches to square off in any NFL game; they faced each other last season in Week 12. They also will become the first brothers to compete in a postseason game as head coaches in any of the four major North American pro sports (NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB).

However, there have been nine other sets of brothers in the three other major pro sports to face each other as head coaches. Here's how every pair has fared against each other:

NBA

Herb Brown* vs. Larry Brown

Leader: Larry, 4-2

Jeff Van Gundy vs. Stan Van Gundy*

Leader: Stan, 3-2

MLB

Harry Wright* vs. George Wright

Leader: George, 8-4

NHL

Bryan Murray* vs. Terry Murray

Leader: Terry, 5-4-0

Johnny Wilson* vs. Larry Wilson

Leader: Johnny, 2-0-0

Muzz Patrick vs. Lynn Patrick*

Leader: Lynn, 6-5-2

Darryl Sutter vs. Brian Sutter*

Leader: Darryl 13-9-7

Darryl Sutter* vs. Brent Sutter

Leader: Darryl 2-1-1

Darryl Sutter* vs. Duane Sutter

Leader: Darryl, 1-0-1

NFL

Jim Harbaugh vs. John Harbaugh*

Leader: John, 1-0

*Older brother