Larry Brown resigns as head coach at SMU
Larry Brown has resigned as head coach at SMU, he told ESPN on Friday.
ESPN reports Brown wanted a long term deal and resigned when SMU didn’t meet his terms. SMU athletic director Rick Hart said that the school offered him a deal through 2020. Brown had one year left on his contract
He did not provide a reason for his resignation, and said he wanted to speak with his team before he would comment on the matter.
“I’ve got nothing else I can say right now,” Brown said.
Brown, 75, served a nine-game suspension during the 2015–16 season and his team instated a self-imposed a ban from the 2016 postseason. The NCAA conducted an investigation into academic misconduct by former player Keith Frazier and determined there was a “lack of coach control.”
Associate head coach Tim Jankovich will assume head coaching duties.