He's 71 and has forgotten more about basketball than most people will ever know.
So when you ask Larry Brown what he's doing at this Final Four, you might be surprised.
"Seeing what I can learn," Brown said.
He's hanging a lot with Bill Self and Kansas _ the program Brown brought onto the national stage in 1988 when Danny Manning led the Jayhawks to an unexpected national title.
Brown is also spending time with John Calipari, who worked as an assistant for Brown at KU.
Yes, the game has changed a lot since Brown last paced along a college sideline. But the only coach to win both an NBA and NCAA title knows as much about the game as anyone.
The one-and-done rule that's dominating the conversation this season? Brown doesn't like it.
He'd like to see basketball consider something more like the rule in baseball, which requires players who go to college to make it through their junior year before they're eligible for the Major League draft.
"It would open up more spots at both levels and help players get prepared better and improve the quality of the product," Brown said. "But when I get on the phone with people and bring that up, I feel like a voice in the dark."
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