Last night, it was reported that the Los Angeles Lakers were mulling over the possibility of reaching out to Larry Brown about their vacant head coaching position.
However, according to Sam Amick from USA Today, Brown is content as the head coach of Southern Methodist University.
“I’ve always kept in touch with Mitch; I admire the hell out of him,” Brown told Amick. “I talk to Mitch all the time. … (But) we’re not talking about coaching the Lakers. I’ve read some of the names. They’ve got a long list of good people to choose from, and I’m here at SMU. I want to win a national championship.”
Brown’s disinterest in the job isn’t all that surprising seeing as he’s now 73-years-old and the Lakers are in the middle of a rebuilding phase.
Still, Brown says he wants Kupchak – who he’s known since the general manager’s days at North Carolina – and the Lakers to hire a coach capable of leading the organization back to the promised land.
“I’d love to see (the Lakers) get a great coach, because I love Mitch and I love that franchise,” Brown said. “But I’m thrilled where I am. I feel so fortunate I’ve had this chance [at SMU].”