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Larry Brown

Full name: Lawrence Harvey "Larry" Brown
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: September 14, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Affiliations: Goodyear Wingfoots/University of North Carolina
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Other SR Links: Coaching at Basketball-Reference.com, Basketball-Reference.com

Biography

At a shade under 5-10 (1.78), Larry Brown shares with Sam Balter the distinction of being the shortest U.S. Olympic basketball players. Brown played his college ball at North Carolina and then played two years of AAU hoop with the Akron Goodyears. At his height, and with his deadly outside shot, he was far better suited for the ABA with its 3-point goals, and from 1967-1972 he played in that league as a steady performer. In 1969 he played with the champion Oakland Oaks and led the league in assists that year. After retiring as a player, Larry Brown became one of the game’s best, and most peripatetic, coaches. He started with the Carolina Cougars of the ABA and moved in 1974 to the Denver Nuggets. He has since coached multiple teams in the NBA and Division I college. He is the only person to have coached an NCAA Champion, the University of Kansas in 1988, and an NBA Champion, the Detroit Pistons in 2004, and the only coach to take seven NBA teams to the play-offs. His coaching odyssey includes: University of North Carolina briefly as an assistant, in the ABA, the New Orleans Buccaneers (1967-68), Oakland Oaks (1968-69), Washington Caps (1969-70), Virginia Squires (1970-71), and Denver Rockets (1971-72), the NBA’s Denver Nuggets (1975-79), UCLA (1979-81), taking them to the NCAA finals, back in the NBA with the New Jersey Nets (1981-83), back in college with Kansas (1983-88), and finally in the NBA, the San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1964-10-23 USA 73, URS 59 6
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1964-10-21 USA 62, PUR 42 4
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Group B Match #4 1 1964-10-11 USA 78, AUS 45 2
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Group B Match #7 1 1964-10-12 USA 77, FIN 51 0
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Group B Match #9 1 1964-10-13 USA 60, PER 45 2
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Group B Match #13 1 1964-10-14 USA 83, URU 28 2
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Group B Match #20 1 1964-10-16 USA 69, YUG 61 0
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Group B Match #23 1 1964-10-17 USA 86, BRA 53 14
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Group B Match #25 1 1964-10-18 USA 116, KOR 50 7
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