Larry Brown

American basketball coach and former player

a renowned American basketball player Source: ESPN

Former NBA star Larry Brown is a well-known American coach and former basketball player who most recently served as the head coach of Auxilium Torino.

Larry Brown |  Early Life And Education

An American basketball coach and former player, Larry Brown was born on September 14, 1940, to Ann and Milton Brown in Brooklyn, New York.

His maternal grandfather, Hittleman, was from Minsk, Belarus, and his mother’s family immigrated to America in 1910.

When Brown was only six years old, his father suddenly passed away from an aneurysm.

While their mother worked in Long Beach, New York, Brown and his brother Larry supported their small family by playing basketball in their spare time.


Larry Brown excelled as a basketball player while he was a student at Long Beach High School.

He helped Team USA win the basketball gold medal at the 1961 Maccabiah Games with his outstanding play.

He finally graduated from Long Beach High School, where he competed under the tutelage of legendary coaches Dean Smith and Frank McGuire.

After that, under the guidance of his coach, he spent a year at a military academy to gain maturity and discipline.

After serving at the academy for a year, he enrolled at the University of North Carolina (UNC).

Larry Brown | Age And Body Measurement

An American basketball coach, Larry Brown is currently 82 years old. Moreover, Larry’s sun sign is Virgo.

Moreover, Brown’s height is about 1.75 m (5’9″) and his weight is about 75 kg. Likewise, Larry’s hair color is grey.

Larry Brown | Personal Life

Shelly Galster Brown, a former real estate agent, and Brown were married in 1993. She once remodeled houses before selling them.

After getting married to Larry Brown, she gave up her job in real estate and focused on being a loving wife.

Larry Brown
Brown with his family Source: Google

The beautiful pair has been married for over 20 years, and their four children—three daughters and one son—are all extraordinarily brilliant.

The Browns were fortunate to get Kristen Brown, a beautiful girl, as their first child.

Their son L.J Brown, their daughters Madison Brown and Alli Brown, and all later joined the family sometime between the late 1990s and the early 2000s.

Larry Brown | Career

Career  In Basketball Playing

Brown began his professional career by playing with the Akron Wingfoots for two years after graduating from college.

His help enabled the Wingfoots to participate in the 1964 AAU National Championship.

Brown represented Team USA at the 1964 Summer Olympics and won a gold medal, which is similar to how he got selected.

Following his brief stint as North Carolina’s assistant coach, he joined the newly formed American Basketball Association.

Larry Brown
an American basketball coach Source: salina

He belonged to the Virginia Squires, Oakland Oaks, Washington Caps, Denver Rockets, New Orleans Buccaneers, and New Orleans Pelicans.

As the MVP of the ABA’s first All-Star Game, Harvey was chosen for the All-ABA Second Team in 1968.

Moreover, Brown led the ABA in assists per game for the first three seasons of the league, and once his playing days were over, the former coach held the record for most assists in the ABA’s history.

Career In Coaching

The position of head coach at Davidson College in North Carolina was filled by Larry Brown in 1969. Despite never having coached a team or presided over a game, he announced his resignation after two months.

From 1983 to 1988, Brown worked at the University of Kansas in Ted Owens’ place after he was fired.  The squad finished 35-4, marking the first 30-win season in KU history.

For the first time since 1978, the team won the Big 8 regular-season title and made it to the Final Four in 1986. But in the semifinals, they lost to Duke.

Brown left Kansas for the San Antonio Spurs after two months and made the decision to return to coaching. The NCAA recognized Brown as “Coach of the Year” in 1988 as a result of his support to the squad.

Similar to that, the Big Eight Conference named him “Coach of the Year” in 1986.

In 1988, Brown signed a five-year, $3.5 million contract to serve as the San Antonio Spurs coach. Under Brown’s guidance, the squad won the Midwest Division twice.

But in January 1992, Brown was let go from his position as a coach.

Later in 1992, Larry Brown was named the Los Angeles Clippers head coach.

He assisted the team in having their first successful season following the move of the Los Angeles franchise. In May 1933, he offered his resignation.


After Larry Brown took over as the Indiana Pacers head coach in 1993, the team advanced to its first two consecutive conference finals. In 1997, his position was terminated.

The same year he left his previous team, he was brought on as the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers.

The squad under his direction advanced to the NBA Finals in 2001.

Brown was honored as Coach of the Year for the 2000–2001 campaign for his contribution. He did, however, give up his job as head coach in 2003.

While playing for the Detroit Pistons in 2004, Brown won his first NBA Championship.

By pulling off this accomplishment, Brown made history by becoming the first and only coach to claim both the NCAA and NBA titles.

Larry Brown
a former basketball player Source: Google

In July 2005, Brown signed a five-year agreement with the New York Knicks worth between US$50 million and $60 million, making him the highest-paid coach in NBA history.

Thanks to the Knicks, he earned his 1,000th NBA victory against the Atlanta Hawks in 2006.

After one season with a 23-59 record, Brown’s tenure with the Knicks came to an end.


Larry Brown started his ninth season as the Charlotte Bobcats’ head coach in April 2008. With his guidance and motivation, he helped the former team reach the franchise’s first-ever postseason participation.

Brown severed connections with the Charlotte Bobcats after the 2010 season, during which he ended with a 9-19 record.

In April 2012, ESPN introduced Brown as the new head coach of the SMU Mustangs. The next year, the SMU became a topic of a national discussion because of Brown’s efforts and leadership.

After being suspended, Larry Brown consented to take the helm as the basketball team’s head coach in Italy, Auxilium Tornio.

Despite finishing third in the Olympics, the previous team was unable to win the gold at the Dummer Games.

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Olympic Career

As an Olympian, Brown performed admirably and even brought home a gold medal for the USA. While working as an assistant coach at the 2000 Olympics, Larry took home a gold medal.

Nevertheless, he was the men’s basketball coach during the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

Since 1992, he has been the only head coach to lose an Olympic match. The legendary coach has not since been in charge of the US Olympic team.

Popovich, who was his mentor and assistant coach at the time, is currently in charge of the men’s basketball team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Larry Brown | Net Worth and Salary

The former coach of American basketball is reportedly worth $70 million. Brown reportedly earned roughly $156 million while working as a coach.

Similar to this, Larry Brown has accumulated a considerable sum of money over the years and has used it to buy a number of residences, including a lavish mansion in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Larry Brown
Larry with the Detroit Pistons team Source: Playersbio

He paid $5.6 million for the mansion and eventually put it up for sale at $7.85 million.

His main sources of income have come from his work as a basketball player and coach.

Social Media Presence

An American former player, Larry Brown is unavailable on social media platforms.

Frequent Asked Questions

Does Larry Brown still lead a team?

Larry Brown, an American coach, has been fired after receiving jeers at home following Wednesday’s defeat to Sidigas Avellino.

What is Larry’s Height?

1.75 m (5’9″)

What is Larry’s weight?

75 kg

What is Brown’s net worth?

$70 million 

Quick Facts

Full name Lawrence Harvey Brown
Nickname Larry Brown
Birthdate September 14, 1940
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York City, United States
Nationality American
Ethnicity Not Mentioned
Religion Not Mentioned
Zodiac Sign  Virgo
Age 82 years old
Father’s name Milton Brown
Mother’s name Ann Brown
Sibling Brother
Sibling Name Herb Brown
High School  Long Beach High School
College North Carolina
Marital status  Married
Wife’s Name  Shelly Galster Brown
Ex-Girlfriends Not Mentioned
Children  Four (three daughters and one son)
Children’s Name  Kristen BrownMadison Brown

Alli Brown

L.J Brown

Weight 75 kg
Height 1.75 m (5’9″)
Eye Color Not Known
Hair Color Grey
Beard or Mustache Not Known
Profession Basketball PlayerBasketball Coach



Position Point guard
Selected By Baltimore Bullets
Jersey Number  11
Drafted Year 1963/ Round: 7/ Pick: 55th Overall
Playing career 1967-1972
Current Profession  Basketball Coach
Career coaching record ABA & NBA
 Annual Salary $2 million
Net Worth $70 million
Social Media  N/A
Merch Oakland Oaks ShirtUniversity of North Carolina Sweatshirt


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