Well-traveled Brown to coach Italian club

Former NBA coach Larry Brown is headed to Italy.

Former NBA coach Larry Brown is returning to the sidelines at the age of 77.

Brown will sign a one-year contract with Italian club Fiat Torino on Wednesday, according to multiple reports, with the official announcement coming next week.

He is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

This will be the well-traveled Brown’s first journey as an overseas coach. He last coached in the NBA in 2010 with the Charlotte Hornets. He then coached SMU from 2012-16.

He won an NBA championship with the Detroit Pistons in 2004 and took the 2001 Philadelphia 76ers to the Finals. He has also coached the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, New Jersey Nets and Denver Nuggets, as well as the Carolina Cougars of the old ABA.

He also coached Kansas to an NCAA championship in 1988 and UCLA from 1979-81.

Brown will be assisted in Italy will be former North Carolina big man Dante Calabria, as well as Italian coaches Paolo Galbiati and Stefano Comazzi.

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