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SMU good fit for Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown

Updated: December 26, 2012, 11:46 AM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Larry Brown was a young assistant on coach Dean Smith's staff at North Carolina in the mid-1960s when he turned down his first head coaching offer.

At the time, Brown didn't think he was ready. But Smith asked him where he'd like to coach one day.

"I said, of course North Carolina, but I didn't ever want to see him step down," Brown recalled. "So I said Stanford, Northwestern, Princeton and Vanderbilt. ... Great academically and great conferences and great areas to live."

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