Accolades: 1964 Olympic Gold medalist, 1969 ABA Champion, 3x ABA All-Star, 1968 All-ABA Second Team

We know Larry Brown as one of the greatest coaches of all time. He's the only coach to win a championship in both the NCAA and NBA. People forget that Larry Brown used to ball though. He was the first ABA All-Star Game MVP, he led the ABA in assists three years in a row, and has the record for most assists in an ABA game with 23. Although he led the Olympic struggle team in 2004 to a bronze medal, he does have a gold medal as a player from the 1964 Olympics. One parallel for his coaching and playing career is his affinity for changing teams. Brown played for five teams in five years, and coached for 14 different teams spanning the NBA, ABA, and NCAA.