Monday , Jul , 11 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Report: Brown to meet with Pistons brass to decide future

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) – Detroit Pistons coach Larry Brown will meet
with general manager Joe Dumars and owner Bill Davidson on Wednesday to
discuss his future with the club, according to a report.

ESPN reported Monday that Brown and the team may reach a decision about his
next move at the Wednesday meeting, and that Davidson, who has felt slighted
by Brown’s flirtations with other organizations, wants a decision this week.

Brown, 64, signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Pistons two years
ago. Detroit won the NBA Championship in 2004 and lost the Finals in seven
games to San Antonio this season. But there have been rumors Brown will take a
front office job with Cleveland next season, and there were rumors earlier in
the year that he would leave Detroit to coach the New York Knicks or the Los
Angeles Lakers.

The Hall of Fame coach has insisted that if he is healthy enough to keep
coaching, he will remain on the sidelines with the Pistons. Following the NBA
Finals defeat, Brown checked himself into a hospital for two days because of
complications from November hip surgery.

The vagabond Brown has burned bridges all across the country by leaving teams
before his contract expired. He has had coaching stints with the
Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Spurs, Los Angeles
Clippers, New Jersey Nets and ABA’s Carolina Cougars. He was the head coach
at UCLA and the University of Kansas, where he won the National
Championship with the Jayhawks in 1988.