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NBA General Managers gathered last night in Secaucus, New Jersey for the annual NBA Larry Brown Lottery to determine which team will get the first crack to hire Larry Brown in the off-season. This year's winner was the Golden State Warriors who finished 34-48 after an early season full of promise.
The lottery winner was determined by the random drawing of catheters. As the GM who pulled the longest catheter Chris Mullin is on the clock in order to hire Larry Brown for his next head coaching job.
"I'm pleased but not ecstatic," claimed Warriors' GM Chris Mullin. "I mean, technically we still haven't fired coach Montgomery and while Larry is a good coach I'm the one that's going to have to deal with his bitching day in, day out."
Should the Warriors fail to hire Larry Brown the next teams able to pursue him were determined to be Houston, Atlanta, and Charlotte. Sacramento is in the New York Knicks' spot at five as they traded their Larry Brown rights to New York last year after not firing Rick Adelman. Other teams are expected to make a run at Larry Brown as well.
"I don't think we can make a deal with Golden State but I think we have some assets that Houston wants in exchange for their Larry Brown draft slot," explained Milwaukee GM Larry Harris. "I think it would be a good move for us because we've got, like, Terry Stotts. Think about it. It's a no-brainer."
The experts at LarryBrownExpress.com think Golden State's lottery win has put them over the top in the chase to hire Larry Brown this summer noting that the Warriors have good, young talent in place and is located as far away as possible from Stephon Marbury. LarryBrownExpress.com's Jonathon Gibbony says, "Golden State is Larry Brown's most likely destination this year. The franchise has all the assets Brown requires and the Indiana connection with Chris Mullin should be the clincher. The only speed bump I can see is that Larry is still under contract to the Knicks but that has never been a problem in the past."