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UCLA’s Larry Brown

February 8, 2010 | 10:00 am

 Feb. 8, 1980, Bruins 
Feb. 8, 1980, Bruins

Feb. 8, 1980, Bruins 
Feb. 8, 1980, Bruins


Feb. 8, 1980:  Mike Littwin writes,  “On a scale of 1 to 10 for unpredictability, Larry Brown's brief tenure as UCLA basketball coach already rates a Bo Derek.

"For two reasons. First, although UCLA assumed its usual high profile in the preseason polls, Brown's Bruins have lost with unusual, almost unprecedented, regularity. Second, and more surprising, Brown is not only surviving but thriving.”

The next year, Brown left UCLA for the Nets and was replaced by Larry Farmer, "a product of the John Wooden championship years and a survivor of three head coaching changes," The Times said.