Who is Larry Brown?

Larry Brown is a former basketball player and coach from America. His last team of head coaching was for the team “Auxilium Torino.” The team has participated in the “EuroCup Basketball” and “Lega Basket Serie A” (LBA). Larry is the only coach who successfully won both the “NBA” and ” NCAA National Championship.” His professional coaching record is “1,275-965” in the “American Basketball Association” (ABA) and the “National Basketball Association” (NBA).

Larry even succeeded in taking eight teams to the “playoffs.” He has also received the honor of “ABA Championship” for the team “Oakland Oaks” during the “1968-69.”Larry even won the “Olympic Gold Medal” in 1964. He is also the only coach who succeeded in coaching two teams, “Clippers” and “Spurs,” in the same season, “1991-92 season.” Larry also used to play for the “University of North Carolina.” He received the honor of entering the “Basketball Hall of Fame” for his coaching on 27th September 2007.

Quick Info
Full NameLawrence Harvey Brown
Date Of Birth14th September 1940
Birth PlaceBrooklyn, New York, USA
Parent(s)Milton Brown
ProfessionBasketball Player
SpouseShelly Galster
Age80 Years
Height5 ft 9 in
Net WorthUSD $70 million

Early Life

The birthplace of Larry is Brooklyn, New York. He came into the world on 14th September 1940. His father’s name is Milton Brown. He passed away due to an “aneurysm.” He was a “furniture salesman.” He grew up with his elder brother Herbert. His mother had a long life of 106 years.

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Larry Brown went to “Long Beach High School.” He succeeded in winning a “Gold Medal” for the “Team USA” during the “1961 Maccabiah Games.” He went to “The University of North Carolina” for his higher studies. It was during the time of Dean Smith and Frank McGuire.He also became the “All-Atlantic Coast Conference” in 1963.


Playing Career

Larry Brown started his professional career as a player from the team “Tar Heels” at the beginning of the 1960s. He joined the team “Akron Wingfoots” after his college days. Larry was in the team for two seasons in 1964 and 1965. Larry contributed a lot to make his team reach the “1964 AAU National Championship.” He succeeded in entering the “Team USA” in the “1964 Summer Olympics.” The team succeeded in winning the “Gold Medal” in the tournament.

Likewise, Larry Brown became the assistant coach for the team “North Carolina.” Larry played for the teams like the “New Orleans Buccaneer” between 1967 and 1968, “Oakland Oaks” between 1968 and 69, Washington Caps between 1969 and 1970, “Virginia Squires” between 1970 and 1971, and “Denver Rockets” between 1971 and 1972. He also became the “Most Valuable Player” (MVP) during the “first All-Star Game” in 1968. Larry also became the “All-ABA Second Team” in the same year. He was also the “All-Time Assist Leader” in the “ABA.” Larry had a total assist of “2,509.” This number ranked him seven on the “ABA Career List.” He succeeded in scoring assists of 23 in the single game of the “ABA.” Larry also became the “ABA All-Star” three times.

Coaching Career

Moreover, the professional coaching life of Larry Brown started at “Davidson College” in 1969. He resigned from the post after serving his responsibility for less than sixty days. Then, Larry became the coach of the team “Carolina Cougars.” He joined the team “Denver Nuggets.” Larry started coaching the team “UCLA” between 1979 and 1981. He also succeeded in taking the “NCAA title game” in the “1979-80 season.” The team lost the match against the team “Louisville.” Larry also became the head coach of the team “New Jersey Nets” between 1981 and 1983.

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University of Kansas

Larry Brown became the head coach of the team “The University of Kansas” between 1983 and 1988. The team succeeded in finishing the “Big 8” as the first runner-up in the first year of Larry’s year. The amazing team of the university was during the “1985-86 season.” The team succeeded in achieving the “35-4” record in the season.


Larry became the head coach of the team “San Antonio Spurs.” It was during 1988 and 1991. He signed a five-year contract with the team in 1998. It was an agreement of $3.5 million.  The team succeeded in winning the “Midwest Division” two times. The team fired him on 21st January 1992.

Larry Brown became the coach of the team “Los Angeles Clippers” on 7th February 1992. The same season the team won its first title after establishing it in Los Angeles. He left the position through resignation on 21st May 1993. The “Indiana Pacers” recruited him as a head coach in June 11993. Just after his arrival, the team succeeded in winning “Conference Title” two times continuously for the first time in the team’s history. Larry resigned from the post in 1997.  Larry became the head coach of the team “Philadelphia 76ers” in 1997. The team succeeded in reaching the finals of the NBA in 2001. He also became the “NBA Coach of the Year” in the “2000-2001 season.” Larry became the “Director of Basketball Operations.”

Detroit Pistons

Larry became the head coach of the team “Detroit Pistons” in 2003. The team succeeded in winning the “NBA Championship” in 2004. He joined the team “New York Knicks” as the head coach on 28th July 2005. It was a five-year contract. The deal was around $50-$60 million.  This made him the “highest-paid” coach in the history of the NBA. He succeeded in celebrating his 1000th victory when the team won the match against “Atlanta Hawks” on 13th January 2006.

He became the “Executive Vice President” of the team “Philadelphia 76ers” in January 2007. Larry became the head coach of the team “Charlotte Bobcats” from 29th April 2008 till 22nd December 2010. Larry became the head coach of the team “Southern Methodist University” between 2012 and 2016. Then, he became the head coach of the team “Auxilium Torino” in 2018.

Relationship and Personal Life

Larry Brown tied knots with Shelly Galster on September 4, 1993. The couple is the parents of four children. They are Kristen, Alli, Madison, and L.J.

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Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Larry Brown is not very much active on social media platforms. He goes with the name of “Larry Brown” on Twitter with 10.8K followers. Larry does not have verified accounts on Facebook and Twitter. Although if you search his name on Facebook and Twitter, you will encounter few unverified accounts on these platforms.

Net Worth

Larry Brown has been part of the football fraternity for more than sixty years. He has played a significant role in making his team won matches during the tournaments, both as a player and coach. According to celebritynetworth.net, he has an approximate net worth of $70 million.

Nutshell Bio, Height, Weight, and Age

The full name of Larry is Lawrence Harvey Brown. His current age is 80 years old. The nationality of Larry is American. He has an attractive height of 5 feet 9 inches along with a complimentary weight of 75 kg. His ethnicity is not clear.