DALLAS (AP) -- SMU and Larry Brown have an agreement in place for the Hall of Fame coach to return to college for the first time in nearly a quarter century.
Brown has agreed to take the job after several days of negotiations, according to a person who spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because no official announcement had been made. The agreement was first reported by the Dallas Morning News, citing an unidentified source.
SMU, which is moving from Conference USA to the much tougher Big East in 2013, fired Matt Doherty last month after six seasons. The Mustangs haven't won an NCAA tournament game since 1988, the year Brown led Kansas to the national championship in his last season as a college coach.
The 71-year-old Brown, the only coach to win an NBA championship and NCAA title, hasn't coached since leaving the Charlotte Bobcats in December 2010 after the team's 9-19 start. His contract there was to run through the end of the current season.