Larry Brown: Agent, SMU still talking

Updated: April 18, 2012, 3:51 PM ET
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Larry Brown's agent, Joe Glass, spoke with SMU athletic director Steve Orsini late Tuesday night and discussed issues that need to be addressed before Brown becomes the Mustangs' next coach, Brown told ESPN.com's Andy Katz on Wednesday.

Sources told ESPN.com Tuesday that the Hall of Fame coach has agreed to take over at SMU. But Brown said Wednesday he still hasn't been offered the job, nor has he accepted it, as the two sides continue to negotiate.

Brown wouldn't discuss specifics, but said both sides intend to get back in touch with each other. They hadn't spoken as of Wednesday afternoon, he said.

SMU said it had no plans for an announcement Wednesday.

Sources earlier told ESPN.com the only holdup involves Brown's prospective assistants. Brown has offered Illinois State coach Tim Jankovich a "coach-in-waiting" position, sources said.

A source close to Brown, 71, told Katz that Jankovich is waiting to get a written contract that guarantees he would be the next head coach whenever Brown departs.

Former Illinois assistant Jerrance Howard also is expected to join Brown's staff, along with former Kentucky assistant Rod Strickland.

Brown is the only coach in history to win an NCAA title and an NBA championship. He has not coached since 2010, when he resigned from the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats.

SMU, which is moving in 2013 to the Big East from Conference USA, fired Matt Doherty last month after six seasons.

The Mustangs haven't won an NCAA tournament game since 1988, the year Brown led Kansas to the national championship.

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