Larry Brown is no Dean Smith

Once again, it's not that Larry Brown is leaving a job, it's how he's leaving, Adrian Wojnarowski writes.

Updated: June 4, 2005, 1:27 AM ET
By Adrian Wojnarowski | Special to ESPN.com

The world was without the 24-hour news cycles and instantaneous Internet reports, a time in April 1983 when no New Jersey Nets season ticket holder could've known that owner Joe Taub had met the team flight at the airport and informed the Kansas Jayhawks' new coach that he had some nerve to think he would be allowed to coach the Nets in the playoffs. So, Taub fired Larry Brown just six games before the playoffs.

"Where's Larry?" the Nets most famous fan, Frank Capece, remembered yelling ...

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