AUDIO: J&J on Larry Brown Issue: Brown vs Bowen

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Wednesday, April 11th

AUDIO: J&J on Larry Brown Issue: Brown vs Bowen

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But I just waited over a much what are countdown mar 99 and we have some new. Larry Brown information for you and we did it. There has been. And I won't tell yeah. I'm not gotten text for a lot of people whom. Sand Larry Brown done deal this week it's avenue got a better idea comes Aaron Aaron raised its done dale layer is going to be introduced this week on a couple of I'm here and a lot of is a lot of different things. And it's sort of made its rounds last night on Twitter. You know of a fan. Said. You know tested into Dundee a breaking news or run gonna be introduced today or tomorrow. And tires we'll start with. Ms. Albright I feel pretty good about there's no excuse me. But the Larry Brown situation I think we need to kind of touch on because we eat you we all know. The history here. From the beginning get a spelt like penny has wanted Larry Brown on his staff. Is our understanding that Larry Brown would like to be on Penny Hardaway staff. But Mary Brown's history with the NCAA has given the power of the you know about the higher ups in the powers that be over Memphis stumble on some flaws. Which I get I understand button. That the certainly has had its fair share of runs with the NCAA and if they can help that they would like to avoid that in the future it can be. Embarrassing. Ford administration for university we've all gone through it. Armon you see what's happened and around college basketball now home and that's where we we were at an impasse Jason's house like you were at an impasse because. Penny Hardaway wants it to happen. Athletic director. Bile accounts does. Not. I'm it would I've built in I think what we both feel comfortable saying. Is this idea. That Larry Brown is going to be introduced as the Memphis basketball. Associate head coach today or tomorrow right. That's simply just ball. They may he may be introduced as an assistant coach I don't feel like going to be in the next couple days here was checking on this just and talked to him talk several people. And my understanding of and you you laid it out where where we think it's been where we think it. Sort of is my understanding of it is that. Tom Bowen has somewhat relented in the sense that he's willing to hire Larry Brown as a consultant. That is my understanding as a consultant on not as an assistant coach from. So he's basically said he can be a consultant to U. But as far Symbian a full time employee not there yet. Smart in my understanding for the people have talked to that day and maybe that's why are we saw some of votes some of these the into all hearings you know is going to be on the stat. You know maybe maybe that's why we're getting it but right now. Right now only okayed as a consultant. And not as as his assistant coach and and John are gonna toss it back to you here because everything that you've kind of told me in everything we've heard from from the Gary parishes and everybody else. Has been that what Larry's not really etched in that you've sort of got him. And that role kind of like right now on the since that opening in him have a great relationship and get column of whenever and kind of you know kind of pick is boring. But and obviously this would be this would be much more art I guess full time consultant role however. Larry it you to you correct me if I'm not if I'm mistaken but has made pretty clear that's not what he's inched that he's incident being on the bench he's in student being in that one share. In terms of assistant. He's a consultant now. So that's all I'm saying he has he was the way he was with the spurs and training camp last off season Kansas just he was a sales at the final four. Are you that's kind of what you don't bend as you can with the UConn. This season he's already that was with bids and some very rarely does yup so he is already. A consultant to many he's over a credible consult. Com and what I can tell you is that your wraps though we're. They brown has not had any interest in that he can be a consultant for pity without Tom Owens permission. Have have you talked to him on the I. I have I have obviously east remain in contact with Larry throughout all of this. An and and when I've started in the tweets yesterday and the text yesterday about how this is a done deal. Happened in this week. Arm off like you know what probably comment to touch base with Larry again and see what what he thinks while this Tsui. If anybody would know if Tappan could be the guy might. So last month said you know coach here things are progressing well. What Lisa sounds good and he said no they're not. One black. As a bank that they say it's connected things are progressing well was Marat was with what I'm here in bright he responded. No they're not. There are some things that we obviously it's not about I can't really shared today but. Again and let's Larry you know they're not leads me like no they're not hot are not willing to be a console or not a progressives well exactly yes. So. Now. In less on the has drastically changed in the last 24 hours actually no I mean the last sixteen hours. There is no imminent announcement whatsoever so. Things still look like they're. Sort of an impasse sort of in that and that in that stared down day any wants and he's made that clear. Born does not layer once the gig obviously and men born looks like world right now. We were also in line in the sand on though you're not hiring Larry Brown looks like he's given in a little bit of harm as a consultant but not all the way and I think both sides. Penny and Larry are they want all the way no question so that's what were added fuel you don't remain there or back. Is it is sure at what their actual game of chicken. And who is gonna budge. Is who was gonna sore first. Is it going to be in Memphis athletic director who is obviously taken beating after beating the last several months because it and deservedly so. The Tubby Smith hire or is it going to be the hometown hero who has all after the public opinion behind him right so. As such if if Pete is dead set on this is is that is such dangerous territory didn't into in in this sense and and I'm purely speculate right here. But it has been an ambassador. Right the university know what it was was having won there or their highest level donors right what does that mean he knows the other ambassadors and okay. And if it decides OK look bigger and hired me here on bones you know. On right now has been a problem for me. What does he went above that a write in and whether it's on a rut or point two as ambassador friends at saying gas we gotta get this done. Right. You'd think that if you don't with penny with a police had obviously that what he's done so far didn't financially got ticket sales to come in and got recruits look like they're coming in right Eric everything's good yeah. And that and that point but social you to the ambassadors they don't. Ovals that would Tom on this no I'm I'm not dealing with would be like in an Oscar probably convinced Warner to ward three are all of those ambassadors. This is what I wanna do I wanna do tomorrow wait you guys have given me that she put me in this spot Angela was a that's what's at you you could be it you could have your ambassadors athletic director every what. If he played that game it in by all accounts John looks like he's victim to this slides and Larry's the guy he wants at some point. And I understand like Messi some metal and is coming at this from a higher institution of learning integrity whatever I'm oddly his and I bet. But it I was OK that you have to look like you tried that. You know and at some point you've got to listen to your head coach and you've got to listen to your fans. They could not be more clear. This is what if your first forget to pay the viewers to demand that it. Your head coach has made it explicitly clear exactly that's a wash so wide. I just aren't that they get back the deal let's turn this around so far so why would you wanna. Get in the way of that. Your head coach needs as much help on that bitch as he can get. And there is no man that is better equipped now more suited to help him when it comes in the it'd out of college basketball teaching the game. Didn't Larry Brown. We've gone over his credentials time and time again on the show I don't need to go over them but I sort of got out well if you ask me to just go ahead and get a for the three hours did want to plays a twenty Darby is the only Mahan Jason. To have won an NBA championship any national champion RU Sirius basketball the only man alive did that. As a head coach and yeah I mean you talked to him regularly and we are best friends and object hitting you when I'm I'm taking my personal emotion out of it. This isn't even personal for me it's just like you if I tell you pay. You have a first time I coached on that to you that's what jab right. And there's a spot on that bench that is open run you've got Tony Matlock who's a coaching veteran but never been a head coach and then you've got Mike Miller who's never on this at all. You need some experienced desperately. And I've got a great opportunity for you. There's a man out there that's done both in the NBA and 'cause bass by the highest level in and he wants to work for you. And you're not at a high if you if he was if this was for the head coach. Would completely get it would completely be with fumble. If this was 44 or five years you lock yourself into a Larry's assistant coach. Could see that Al layers get up there in age. But again these assistant coaches are all much one year deals okay and I just go back to. Larry's. Larry wants this backed looks like Kenny wants this bad. Why not allow public got to do his way. That that's my point right here you you just introduced him as the new head coach University of Memphis and what what do they talk about all day long how he's going to resurrect the program. And you don't tell him how to do it. I did when it way to win is slightly hysterical and frankly what in new York and and here's the deal. This can be controlled. Do you really think Larry is gonna go. You know took took took to compliance or whatever go to those some guidance counselor and change a greater whatever. Ripping Larry's going to drop off the bag of money here here's the deal here's the real artist truth in this basket offense NCAA already don't have eyes on us. All right you're compliance departments already gonna have to be working overtime because you're coming from a level. Of it in an age you world it's totally uncovered and you have a coach a head coach who's never been a division one has no experience no question your compliance departments already going to be working overtime Mona. All right they're going to be already on top of things so there's no reason. Why you can't signed Larry to one year deals and assistant coach with all kind of as we've said clauses in their says any funny business you're out. It says statement in there and if you wanted to use some strong language any funny business that we can Peru over any thing you're out with no money. About seeing blared sign CL Matty wants a budget sorrow. Why. Cheat. Again knows the stalwart look in immediately see that stroke hitting Hardaway over I don't think Larry hasn't had tense of screwed any old event that just does it not GM and and just coach kids. The device that monitors so. You know. I've added an act like it's evil. Me aware. Like the south would look where Roland RI's most innocuous like rolling our eyes about the stuff going on at Kansas right now yes and guys getting paid why. It'll happen everywhere. And we're gonna we're gonna all we're so Ohio and integrity here request something needed back with Vince askew back an outbreak in Haiti just doesn't matter what now see as grandma again the SMU and close do you pull back the covers and has a new thing it looks like a rogue assistant whatever it. Anyway even if it even if Larry had he served his time Pisani is NCAA says he's OK to coach and he eyes or is that now penny once it. He has it moved off of agreed why do you wanna play this. This game of chicken. I don't get it land I don't get it. I don't either and you have a very let alien like it is a million every second. That he's pinning his assistant coach. Is is is is. Pinning gets better as it goes in his athletic director that's all you want to know what you want people didn't better each day. And it lets you we love Mike Miller up no division one experience are you got right now is is twenty years of experience with toting Matlock and by the way you don't think you played you need more open Mike we know does is that you think like those pledges to have one Larry Brown to I don't anybody involved because you have power house act compliance once it it Larry Brown it feels. Silly. Not to allow this that. So it says don't do it because it can be controlled we get it right I understand your your your mission as athletic director is to is to have clean programs Wright have run smoothly not right we sit and we respect that when you can is like you can't have that Larry Brown that's the point. And still have them there and you can still be in control of this and not be at odds with your head repaired bad man's best poker is like paying real run off the bat do you really wanna be on the wrong side of Penny Hardaway was what to start the hard what how hard the whole what happens if penny goes it's reform may be all the ambassadors with them you know. How they are looking at Tom at that point you think any can't convince them that this is what he wants to do and and while job back male on this a bitchy and he's a savvy didn't. Do you really want this so is it worth it. That's the question I would ask you is it worse it not have an input just as it is this worth it. Again if it weird stuff about Penny Hardaway has got because you because you would here we're here and all over where when guys have gone over that building to do interviews we were hearing about it. If if we're here right now the pennies got other. Back in office a little bit but by all accounts dip he's taken this he's put his lands and enhanced and so apparently is tumbled Woolsey now again. Sounds like he's lifted the foot a little bit on Larry at least at two allows consultant yep maybe he'll come all the way off. Hum will say but that's that's my understanding where it is right now yeah. And again like. This this he's not going to be a consultant my understanding is he's not going to be I don't understand how you can go from no would you just talk layered. Think he based lesson when things go well looks like things are going okay says no they're not Alcee I think go from no they're not yesterday to hiring him as assistant coach tomorrow or the next day. There's still some. Obviously some things that got to be worked out I'm not I'm discussing how open I open goes out. Again it would be a mistake to step in the way that I just think much like it would have been a mistake not to. Cut the cord with Toby and hard Penny Hardaway you didn't make that mistake you avoided what a four point seven million dollar shortfall or you're about to have a least that's what the president of the university says it was the right move on this. Because penny so so long it right in because opinion what he's done when so far quite frankly. And again. Yeah Tom 34 year deal with Larry. I mean the near a deal Auburn hired Xerox girl. As its head coach any data showed callers. And what what happened and what have grown surround the Iran thing going crazy right like maybe didn't get the way that. And now look. Immediately an additional one the FCC this idea that if you harm you're stepping off into this world of chaos were it just it really is it it. It's just it's silly to me it is totally so you can control Larry Brown combo UK and you know it can do it. There there is a term for this. And the term here is paralysis by announces. For tomba by this you are over other kids feel stubborn and number one is overtaking that and maybe he's an assistant a stubborn you know. Step back. About UH what could actually happen in understatement if you pass on Larry brown and don't let that happen number 12 things happened one you. You run the risk of alienating. Your head coach right off the bat which it would be just bad business secondly whoever penny would hire after Larry Brown I can personally guarantee you to drop off would be severe. So here. And that's a you also potentially. You know our program that way. As the next guy wouldn't even be anywhere close to Larry Brown brings it. So I get it a win just there are others out there okay that the statements dubious success without as much to make that clear he ain't the only one okay. But I just keep going back to the switch in new head coach of the university of us here resurrect the program and an initial all signs of doing that this what he wants. Why not allowed unit you didn't step in a way of Tubby Smith. You know step in a way out. Know a Penny Hardaway who's actually got this thing headed and what but it appears in the right direction that is. So again not I would go and I'll love it's like we're analysis I think it's stub is has been so many doesn't need training wheels. The same you know. This one has either. Got to show is still got the power over the.
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