View Full Version : Larry Brown:"I'm in this for the Long Haul"
03-02-2006, 05:28 AM
Nice job, Scott Layden and Isiah Thomas.
What team chemistry! Just Like mixing whiskey with ovaltine.
Brown: "I'm In This For The Long Haul"
2nd March, 2006 - 1:44 am
Star-Ledger - The frustration from the incessant losing keeps mounting, and Larry Brown has a history of moving from one job to another. But yesterday he vowed he wasn't going anywhere.
"I'm in this for the long haul," the Knicks coach said before last night's 101-99 loss to the Grizzlies that ensures his team will have a losing season. "I'm not giving up. I'm going to help Isiah, help Mr. Dolan and help these players."
03-02-2006, 07:54 AM
Isn't five minutes a "long haul" to Brown?
03-02-2006, 09:01 AM
I was listening to talk about the Knicks and their woeful record and high team salary on ESPN Radio the other day. It made me wonder...
Has Isiah Thomas ever done a great job at anything in b-ball management after his pro playing career ended? I remember reading stories about how he about ran the CBA into the ground. Here is his post-playing resume:
Indiana Pacers (2000 - 2003)
* Led the Pacers to the Playoffs in each of his three seasons.
* Fired following the 2002-2003 season (August 27, 2003)
* Posted records of 41-41, 42-40 and 48-34.
* Part owner, and Executive Vice President, Toronto Raptors, 1994-1998
* Majority Owner, Continental Basketball Association, 1998-2000
* Named President, Basketball Operations, New York Knicks, December 22, 2003
I am not an anti-Isiah type. I really do not care one way or the other. Is he overrated as a basketball management type?
03-02-2006, 10:13 AM
I was listening to talk about the Knicks and their woeful record and high team salary on ESPN Radio the other day. It made me wonder...If you choose to remove Larry Brown's $ 10 million salary from the equation and JUST look at this year's Knick payroll....The franchise has paid around $ 7 million per victory so far this year.
Well done, Zeke. :beerme:
03-02-2006, 10:31 AM
The Larry Brown thing is the weirdest thing. I will never understand why he's so compelled to move all the time. It's surreal. Great coach, nice guy (I've met him a couple of times), but just plain weird when it comes to moving all the time. If I owned a team, as a great a coach as he is, I wouldn't want him. Because it would be a quick-fix. I know I could count on him being gone in 2-3 years.
Do you think he's kicking himself for leaving the Pistons right now? Or to him, is it all about the money and the move?
03-02-2006, 12:56 PM
He wants to coach all 30 teams before he's done maybe? ;)
03-02-2006, 12:58 PM
Which means he wants to coach after Thomas gets fired and he takes over the personnel decisions.
03-02-2006, 01:00 PM
The Larry Brown thing is the weirdest thing. I will never understand why he's so compelled to move all the time. I think he wears out his welcome. Supposedly his style really grates on both his players and those he works for. He may hang with the Knicks for a while so he can outlast Thomas and rebuild the team in his own image.
03-02-2006, 07:12 PM
Rik Smits said this about Brown "At first the guy pisses you off and you play harder then after a while he just pisses you off". Coach Brown there is a job open in Bloomington that you would be perferct for.
03-03-2006, 11:22 AM
I guess Isiah really is trying to kill Larry.
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