Larry Brown wore outlandish outfits during games in 1970s

Larry Brown coaching in the 1970s. Credit: Public Domain

Looking at old basketball magazines, newspaper clippings, books and even certain social media accounts reminds us that some pro coaches, including Hall of Famer Larry Brown, often dressed like they were headed to a disco, a house party, a BBQ joint or somewhere that wasn’t “work.”

The clothes, of course, didn’t determine the outcome of games. And we know by now that Larry Brown had a pretty good idea of what he was doing as a bench boss in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and beyond in a remarkable coaching career.