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Born as Lawrence Harvey Brown on the 14th September 1940 in Brooklyn, New York City USA, Larry is former basketball player and coach, best known as the only coach in the basketball history who won both NCAA and NBA title with Kansas in 1988 and Detroit Pistons in 2004. Brown also won the American Basketball Association title as a player with the Oakland Oaks in 1969, and a gold medal with the US team at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. Brown’s playing career started in 1967 and ended in 1972, while his coaching career started in 1965.
Have you ever wondered how rich Larry Brown is as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Brown’s net worth is as high as $70 million, an amount earned through his successful coaching career. In addition to his work as a coach in the NBA, Brown also coached various universities and played professional basketball, which improved his wealth.
Larry Brown Net Worth $70 Million
Larry Brown went to Long Beach High School and then studied at the University of North Carolina, but was considered undersized to play in the NBA, so he started his playing career in the NABL’s Akron Wingfoots in 1964, and representing the USA national team, which won the gold medal at the 1964 Olympic Games.
He briefly worked as an assistant coach at North Carolina, and then played in the ABA league for the New Orleans Buccaneers (1967–68), Oakland Oaks (1968–69), Washington Caps (1969–70), Virginia Squires (1970–71), and Denver Rockets (1971–72). Brown coached the Carolina Cougars from 1972 to 1974, and then debuted in the NBA as the new head coach of the Denver Nuggets, where he worked from 1974 to 1979. Larry returned to college basketball when he took over UCLA (1979-1981), and was then appointed as the head coach of the NBA’s New Jersey Nets from 1981 to 1983.
Brown spent the next six years at the University of Kansas, and was named the Coach of the Year in 1988 when he won the national championship, before joining the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA. He led the Spurs from 1988 to 1992 and then worked with the Los Angeles Clippers (1992-1993), Indiana Pacers (1993-1997), and Philadelphia 76ers (1997-2003). Later in 2003, Brown took the job as the head coach of the Detroit Pistons, and won the NBA title in his debut season with them, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in five games in the finals. In 2005, he led the Pistons to another NBA Final, but lost to the San Antonio Spurs in seven games, and the following July, the Pistons decided to buy off his contract and allowed him to sign with the New York Knicks.
Larry joined the Knicks on a five-year $50 million deal, but they fired him after only one season and a disastrous 23-59 record. From 2008 to 2010 Brown worked with the Charlotte Bobcats and led them to their first-ever playoff appearance in 2009, but he left in December 2010 after starting the season badly, recording nine wins and 19 defeats. From 2012 to 2016, Larry coached the SMU Mustangs, but in July 2016 he resigned at their coach.
Larry Brown won numerous awards as a player including the ABA All-Star MVP (1968), and made it to the ABA All-Star game on three occasions (1968-1970), while as coach, he was named the NBA Coach of the Year (2001), and won the bronze medal as the head coach for the USA national team at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
Regarding his personal life, Larry Brown has been married to Shelly since 1993 – other details are kept private.