Today in Sports History: November 28

By Veronica An

Los Angeles Clippers coach Larry Brown notches his 400th career win when the Clippers defeat the Denver Nuggets 121-119 in 1992. With 965 NBA games under his belt, Brown is often considered one of the greatest coaches in NBA history even though he is known for frequently switching teams. He is one of the few coaches to have won both an NCAA national championship (Kansas Jayhawks, 1988) and an NBA title (Detroit Pistons, 2004). In 1983, Brown replaced Ted Owens at the University Kansas and help them achieve their first 30-win season. He left the University of Kansas after 5 seasons and coached the San Antonio Spurs from 1988-1991. Brown then spent a memorable season with the Los Angeles Clippers (1991-2) where he led the sub-.500 team to their first winning season since 1984; the year they moved to Los Angeles. He went on to coach the Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Charlotte Bobcats , and Southern Methodist University Mustangs. Brown also coached the USA men’s basketball team at the 2004 Summer Olympics, where they won bronze. He was inducted into the hall of fame in 2002.

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