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Larry Brown

Larry Brown (born July 9, 1951) is a U.S novelist from Oxford, Mississippi. His first novel was Dirty Work (1989); another is Fay (2000).

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Larry Brown, a native of Brooklyn, NY, has been a successful college and professional basketball coach for the last 31 years. He has won over 1,000 professional games in the ABA and the NBA and is the only coach in NBA history to lead six different teams to the playoffs. He is 1,285-853 in his career and Larry Brown was a 5-9 point guard who went to North Carolina University after playing his high school basketball in New York. A stellar player for the Tar Heels in the early 60's, Brown was considered too small to play in the NBA so he went to the NABL Akron Wingfoots, where he played for two years (1964-65). During that time Brown was selected to the 1964 US Olympic team while leading the Wingfoots to the 1964 AAU National Championship. After a brief stint as an assistant coach at North Carolina, Brown joined the upstart American Basketball Association, playing with the New Orleans Buccanneers (1967-68), Oakland Oaks (1968-69), Washington Caps (1969-70), Virginia Squires (1970-71) and Denver Nuggets (1971-72).