The masses have flocked to San Antonio for the Final Four and among those is a familiar name — Larry Brown.
A Hall of Fame coach, Brown spend a handful of years coaching the Kansas Jayhawks from 1983-88, going out on top with a national championship in 1988. Nearly a full decade later, Brown found himself in Philadelphia coaching Allen Iverson and the 76ers.
Bearing that in mind, it shouldn’t come as a surprise as a surprise that Brown has a foot in both camps, as a former mentor of Kansas coach Bill Self’s and a former frequent around Jay Wright and the Villanova basketball program during and even after his time with the Sixers.
“I’ve got a vested interest in Villanova and Kansas, because I love both of the coaches,” Brown told the media while in San Antonio for the Final Four, via KUSports.com.
“I’m just thankful I’m around and can enjoy it,” Brown added. “Proud of the kids and proud of the people that are involved in my life that I’m able to be here.”
On Saturday, Brown will take in the scenery as Self, the coach who served as a graduate assistant under Brown from 1985-86, and Wright, who coached down the road from Brown in Philadelphia in the early 2000s, compete for a trip to the national championship.
Kansas and Villanova will square off on Saturday at 8:49 p.m. ET.