Jewish Journal

Jordan and Brown Split

by Jeremy Fine

December 23, 2010 | 8:29 am

This experiment failed. Michael Jordan and Larry Brown have finally decided that the current state of the Bobcats is not good and something needed to be down. That something was Brown stepping down as coach. The Bobcats are 9-19 with a team that centers around an injury-prone Gerald Wallace and problem star Stephen Jackson.

Brown is 6th all time in wins as a NBA coach and had SOME success in college as well. But he has not really been such a factor since his Championship in 2004 with the Pistons. Both his Knicks and his Bobcats have stunk. And his final year with the Pistons was peaceful either. To his credit he has an NBA ring, NCAA championship, an Olympic Gold Medel, and was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame. He has also been involved with some great and talented players/NBA personalities like Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson.

So what does all this mean? Well, probably that Brown will be coaching somewhere new next year. Because he just can’t stay away.  He would probably fit in nicely if Miami doesn’t win (and Riley would let him coach). It also means currently there are no NBA Head Coaches (unless Gundy is a MOT).  Sad state.

The Jewish NBA world has taken some hits over the last year. Lawerance Frank and Brown have been let go. Omri Casspi has been moved to the bench. And of course, Jon Scheyer and Slyven Landesberg didn’t get drafted or make NBA teams. Looks like Mark Cuban and Jordan Farmar need to hold us down for a while.

And Let Us Say…Amen.

Jeremy Fine
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Rabbi Jeremy Fine is the Assistant Rabbi at Temple of Aaron in St. Paul MN. He was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary where he also received a Masters in Jewish...

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