In mid-March, the SMU Mustangs parted ways with their men's head basketball coach, Matt Doherty. The coach put up a losing record of 80-109 in his six seasons overseeing the program. SMU is hoping to overhaul their basketball program and to that end, they've begun casting their nets for a new head coach that can bring the team a measure of national success.
According to Kate Hairopoulos of Dallas News, the school is pursuing Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown. The attraction is reportedly mutual, as Brown has expressed both an interest in returning to coaching and in the Mustangs job in particular.
"SMU is a great school, it's going into the Big East and Dallas is a great market," Brown said. "You've got the Mavericks there with Cuban, he's really a good owner and that's a great situation, to have a team in that city with all the success they've had."
Andy Katz of ESPN has confirmed that Brown is interviewing with the school. Brown has coached in the NCAA, ABA and NBA. Among his many accomplishments is a men's national title, as he led the Kansas Jayhawks to victory in the 1988 NCAA Tournament.
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