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SMU botched coaching search

Larry Brown set to take over program after AD's failed attempts to lure top targets

Updated: April 18, 2012, 2:45 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

Let's see. Buzz Williams, Tommy Amaker, Dan Monson and Rick Majerus all either turned down SMU's men's basketball job or didn't want it.

So at the end of one of the most poorly conducted coaching searches in NCAA history, athletic director Steve Orsini appears to be getting ready to hire a retired 71-year-old legend.

Larry Brown, who professed his interest in the job about three weeks ago after saying he wanted to return to coaching in some capacity, is close to snagging the ...

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