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Larry Brown retiring from SMU

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    My favorite basketball coach of all time. I'll miss him. I'm glad, though, that we won't continue to see SMU win every damn recruiting battle over the Buffs.

    Goodbye, Larry. Thanks for the memories.
     
  2. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    How bad are the impending sanctions?
     
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    Dorn09 Well-Known Member

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    We miss out on 2 top recruits because of him this year and he leaves. What an ass.
     
  4. HawaiiBUFF

    HawaiiBUFF Well-Known Member

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    Haha agree 100% with this.
     
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    bombay Well-Known Member

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    Coach in waitng Tim Jankovich will take over.
     
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  6. BuffinCali

    BuffinCali Well-Known Member

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    Excellent coach, one of the all-time greats!!! Absolutely no denying his talent and coaching acumen. I remember Chauncey coming to Denver from the Pistons and after the very first practice called out George Karl for not being structured and having in-bounds plays set. Chauncey recognized Larry Brown for that teaching discipline.

    Terrible employee. Leaves programs and teams in ruins, and at each stop blames others for his departure. Classic narcissist.
     
  7. HawaiiBUFF

    HawaiiBUFF Well-Known Member

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    Just wish we landed Harry Froling. Too bad Brown decides to leave after all the commits signed.
     
  8. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    It's always an interesting debate as to whether this sort of thing is fair to the player. If I was Harry Froling, I might be pretty pissed off (unless Larry told him early on that planned on retiring; but somehow I doubt that's the case).
     
  9. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Honestly, I think I make take Siewart over Froling. Both are very good, but Siewart's offensive game is better than Froling's.
     
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  10. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    That's sayin somethin.
     
  11. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Harry had a choice of coaches. Tad Boyle, a proven excellent coach and class act or Larry Brown, a proven great coach and cheater who, when Harry signed, was under investigation. Harry made the choice and now he has to live with it. And I've always liked Larry Brown. So I get Harry's choice.
     
  12. Jeremy

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    Larry Brown coached both Kansas to a NCAA championship and the Pistons to a NBA title. It is not surprising that he beat Tad out for recruits. Do feel bad for Froling though as I'm sure there was no hint from Brown that he was retiring. Brown slashes and burns wherever he goes. Although even as a Knicks fan, I'm not mad at him for getting almost $30,000,000 from James Dolan for coaching one crappy year.
     
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    SIAP, looks like he took a job at East Hampton High School in New York
     
  14. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I'm sure he will stay there just long enough to put them on probation.
     
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    How soon before East Hampton HS goes on probation?
     
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    EdB60 Club Member Club Member

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    Before you give Larry Brown too much credit, is everyone aware that Harry Froling has two older sisters, Alicia and Keely, who play for SMU Women's team?
     
  17. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Yes. We are aware of that. At least everyone who followed his recruiting is.
     

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