The Most Badass Jewish Sports Figures of All Time

Larry Brown

Team(s): New Orleans Buccaneers, Oakland Oaks, Washington Caps, Virginia Squires, Denver Rockets
Sport: Basketball
Years Played: 1967-1972

Accolades: ABA Champion (1969), ABA All-Star MVP (1968), 3x ABA All-Star (1968-1970), 3x ABA Coach of the Year (1973, 1975-1976), NBA Coach of the Year (2001), NCCA D1 Champion as a coach (1988), Naismith College Coach of the Year (1988), NBA Champion as a Coach (2004), Naismith  Hall of Fame as a coach

Badass Justification: Where Brooklyn at? BK's own, Larry Brown, began his illustrious career at Long Beach High School before running the floor as a Tar Heel at UNC. Brown went on to do work in the ABA, racking up three consecutive All-Star nods, and collecting a championship with the Oakland Oaks along the way. While Brown was no slouch of a player, LB really made his mark when he traded in his kicks for the clipboard. A three-time ABA Coach of the Year, one-time NBA Coach of the Year, and Naismith College Coach of the Year in 1988, Brown showed his propensity to guide players to success. He remains the only coach in NBA history to take eight different teams to the playoffs, and he's the only coach in history to win both an NCAA National championship (Kansas, 1988) and an NBA Championship (Pistons, 2004). Plus, he had to deal with Allen Iverson. We see you, coach Brown. Oh yeah, Brown also has the SMU Mustangs off to an 8-1 starts this season, dude's still got it.

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