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Larry Brown discusses time with Bobcats

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With the Charlotte Bobcats on the verge of becoming the worst team in NBA history, former coach Larry Brown spoke about what went wrong during his time there.

On "The Dan Patrick Show," Brown said he had communication problems with owner Michael Jordan and was crushed when he was fired.

"It's one thing for me to get fired, but I have four or five assistants and they're out there not able to work," said Brown, who was named coach at SMU this week. "And it was the worst. And when your hero fires you... I just couldn't believe it. You know I love the guy, think he's brilliant, but he's around people who don't have a clue. And they won't challenge him. And the more you challenge him, the more you get from him.

"I was sick about it. I haven't spoken to him since. I don't like seeing what's going on."

Brown led the Bobcats to a 44-38 record in 2009-10, their only playoff appearance. He was dismissed after a slow start the following season and replaced with Paul Silas.

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