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Knicks' Brown says he feels like 'dead man walking'

5/31/2006 - New York Knicks

NEW YORK -- Larry Brown says the wait to hear if he will be
fired by the New York Knicks has made him feel like "a dead man
walking."

Brown made the comment Tuesday to reporters who were waiting
near the Knicks practice facility in Greenburgh, N.Y., while the
coach ran workouts of draft prospects. He pulled his car over and
told them he didn't know anything more about his job status than
they did.

Brown's future has been in question since reports surfaced last
month that owner James Dolan wanted to buy out his contract. The
Knicks have not commented on the matter, and Brown has continued to
run their draft workouts that began last week.

Only the players working out have been made available to the
media, so Brown's remarks were the first made publicly by anyone
connected with the team.

The Knicks finished 23-59, tying the franchise record for losses, in Brown's first season. Both Brown and team president
Isiah Thomas said after the season that the Hall of Fame coach
would return.