Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Quote of the day
Just understand this: [Larry] Brown won't go away. He won't retire in Philadelphia where he's living with his family now. For years, Brown has said he'll take a high school job, forever selling himself as some sort of purveyor of basketball purity. That's been one of the truly phony tenets of his whole act, because Brown wouldn't walk across the street without a bag of money sitting on the sidewalk.

Ouch. For the record, I don't think Larry Brown handled himself with a great deal of dignity in New York. He knew damn well before he signed for $50 million that Marbury was going to be there, that Eddy Curry was going to be fat and lazy, that their team in general sucked and was about as un-Larry Brown a team as you could hope to find. And remember, he okayed the Steve Francis deal. But I will say that he remains probably the best X's and O's coach in the game today. Look at the plays the guy ran in Philly and Detroit, two teams that absolutely overachieved with him at the helm (note how quickly both fell apart once he left). Bottom line: he wasn't right for the Knicks and they weren't right for him. Pity neither party saw that in the summer of '05 when everybody else did.

I just hope he considers coming back to Philly. Man, would AI welcome him with open arms, given the idiot coaches he's had since then. It would be like a couple in their early 40s who always fought, decided to get divorced because they thought the grass was greener on the other side, played the field, had a few one-night stands, realized it wasn't what they were looking for and that in reality the original marriage was the best thing that ever happened to either of them. Come on, LB and AI! Get married again!

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