BALTIMORE — Before leading the Southern Methodist University men’s basketball team onto the practice court Sunday afternoon, March 16, coach Larry Brown spent a few moments in his office with several of his six grandchildren visiting from Charlotte, NC.
The day being Purim, Brown was asked whom he was masquerading as.
“I’m dressed like a coach,” the straitlaced Brown responded.
Not an NCAA Tournament coach, as it turned out this season.
Brown had hoped later that day to figuratively fit his team for tuxedos for the Big Dance, but his squad’s solid 24-9 record wasn’t enough for the selection committee to proffer an invitation.