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Larry Brown named to lead his 9th NBA team

New York Knicks head coach Larry Brown yells for his team to get back on defense against the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, In March 7, 2006. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)
New York Knicks head coach Larry Brown yells for his team to get back on defense against the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, In March 7, 2006. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan) | License Photo

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 29 (UPI) -- Larry Brown was introduced Tuesday as the head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats, the ninth NBA team he'll have led.

Brown resigned last week from an executive position with the Philadelphia 76ers. He previously coached the Denver Nuggets, New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks. He also coached collegiately at UCLA and Kansas.

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He owns a 1,010-800 NBA coaching record and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. He is the only coach to take seven teams to the NBA playoffs and his championships at Detroit (2004) and Kansas (1988) make him the only coach to win bot the NBA and NCAA titles.

"I've been out of basketball two years as a coach, and I realized how much I loved it and how much I missed it," said Brown. "When Michael (Jordan) talked to me about coming here I thought it was a no-brainer."

He replaces Sam Vincent, who was fired after one season leading the Bobcats, who were 32-50 this season.

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