Sunday, July 5, 2015

Larry Brown remains torn over his future

As we told you in today's Daily News, the Sixers have not contacted Charlotte for permission to speak to Larry Brown about their coaching vacancy.

Larry Brown remains torn over his future

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As we told you in today's Daily News, the Sixers have not contacted Charlotte for permission to speak to Larry Brown about their coaching vacancy.

Sixers chairman Ed Snider has said that the team has no interest in Brown as team president or in any role other than coach, if the Sixers have any interest at all.

As for Brown, he has returned to his suburban Philadelphia home. In an interview with AOL Fanhouse, Brown said he has had no contact with the Sixers, or any other team but the Bobcats, for that matter. Brown also has been linked to the Los Angeles Clippers, another of his former teams.

"I haven't talked to anybody," Brown told Fanhouse. "The only person I talked to is (Bobcats owner) Michael (Jordan). I basically told him what I told you. I love my job. I love working for him. But I'm just having a real difficult time being away from my family. ... I'm going to sit down with (his wife) Shelly, to talk to her and my family."

Browns seemingly remains torn between his personal and professional lives, with no resolution sounding imminent.

"I said after the season that I was going to visit with my family and figure out what direction I wanted to go in," he said. "I've got a 15-year-old son, a daughter who's 13. They're in Philly and I'm in Charlotte and it's been tough being away from them. I miss them, and I don't want them to grow up not having me."

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Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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