Tuesday , Apr , 29 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Larry Brown to Be Named Coach of Charlotte Bobcats

Michael Jordan will give his fellow North Carolina alum, Larry Brown, a chance to redeem himself. In turn, Brown will try to salvage Jordan’s sinking reputation as an NBA executive.

Two years after his ugly exit as coach of the New York Knicks, Brown reached an agreement on Monday to return to the NBA as coach of the Jordan-led Charlotte Bobcats, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.

The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not been made, said Brown was expected to sign a contract on Tuesday. The Bobcats called an afternoon news conference for what they termed a “major basketball announcement.” [Yahoo! Sports]