Larry Brown Resigns
Hall of Fame basketball coach Larry Brown resigned as head coach of Southern Methodist University on Friday morning after four seasons at the helm, according to CBSSports.com's Jon Rothstein.
Assistant Tim Jankovich will take over for Brown, according to media sources. Brown, who played for Dean Smith at North Carolina in the 1960's, is the only coach to win an NCAA championship (Kansas, 1988) and an NBA title (Detroit Pistons, 2004). But he has been at the helm at three schools that went on NCAA probation during his tenures at UCLA, Kansas, and now SMU.
Sources are telling Rothstein that Brown wanted a five-year contract extension, but the school wanted to go on a shorter deal with the Hall of Famer.
Brown was suspended for nine games last season for committing NCAA violations.