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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.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 14, 1940
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Height:1.75 m
Weight:73 kg
Profession:Basketball coach
Education:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nationality:American
Spouse:Shelly Brown
Children:Madison Brown, Kristen Brown, Alli Brown, L.J. Brown
Siblings:Herb Brown
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Interesting Facts

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1After an extremely unsuccessful season in New York, rumored to be negotiating a buyout with team management. His name frequently comes up when a coaching vacancy develops. [June 2006]
2Inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
3He's the only U.S. male to play and coach in the Olympics.
4He has never coached a team for more than six seasons.
5His nickname is "Pound for Pound" because of his initials L.B.
6He was the first coach to win an NCAA and an NBA title.
7Inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.
8Inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.
9Played for Frank McGwire and Dean Smith at North Carolina. Also served as an assistant to Coach Smith.
10Won a gold medal in the 1964 Summer Olympics in basketball. Coach of the team was Henry Iba who coached in his first Olympics.
11Brother of Herb Brown, an assistant coach with the Detroit Pistons (as of 2005).
12Only coach to win a championship in college and the pros.
13Played 5 years in the ABA, averaging 11.2 points for his career. League record-holder for assists in a single game (23).Head coach of: Carolina Cougars (ABA, 1972-1974); Denver Nuggets (ABA, 1974-1979); UCLA (NCAA, 1979-1981); New Jersey Nets (NBA, 1981-1983); University of Kansas (NCAA, 1983-1988); San Antonio Spurs (NBA, 1988-1992); Los Angeles Clippers (NBA, 1992-1993); Indiana Pacers (NBA, 1993-1997); Philadelphia 76ers (NBA, 1997-2003); Detroit Pistons (NBA, 2003-2005); New York Knicks (NBA, 2005-2006); Charlotte Bobcats (NBA, 2008-Present.Also named head coach for Team USA men's basketball in 2002.
14Head coach of 2004 NBA Champion Detroit Pistons.
15Head coach of 2001 NBA Eastern Conference Champion Philadelphia 76'ers.
16Head coach of 1988 NCAA Champion University of Kansas Jayhawks.
17Elected to Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002.


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Filmography

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Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dean Smith2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mike & Mike2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Southern Methodist University Men's Basketball Coach / Himself - Southern Methodist University Head Basketball Coach / Former Basketball Coach / ...
Iverson2014DocumentaryHimself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2014TV SeriesHimself - Basketball Coach (segment "Larry Brown")
30 for 302010-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2008TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2005TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1996-2005TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2005TV SeriesHimself
Pardon the Interruption2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Costas Now2005TV SeriesHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005TV SeriesHimself
The Harlem Globetrotters: The Team That Changed the World2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 2004 NBA Finals2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself (Coach - Detroit Pistons)
2001 NBA All-Star Game2001TV MovieHimself - Eastern Conference Head Coach
1977 NBA All-Star Game1977TV MovieHimself - Western Conference Head Coach

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rome Is Burning2010TV SeriesHimself

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