SMU's basketball program could be entering a new conference with a not-so-new coach.
Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown, 71, is interested in the vacant SMU coaching position, according to a source.
Brown last coached the NBA Charlotte Bobcats in 2010, the last of 13 stops in his well-traveled career.
Brown will be 72 when SMU tips off its next season, and 73 when the Mustangs begin play in the bruising Big East. But he apparently still has too much basketball in his blood to stay away from the game.
He's spent the last two seasons as an unofficial advisor to Villanova coach Jay Wright. Lately he's been following the Kansas Jayhawks in the NCAA Tournament.
Brown coached Kansas and Danny Manning to the 1988 NCAA title. Current Jayhawks coach Bill Self was an assistant on his staff at Kansas.
Brown also coached the Detroit Pistons to the 2004 NBA title. He's the only coach to win championships in both the NCAA and NBA.
But is he the right coach for SMU?
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