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Larry Brown, the Hall of Fame head coach who resigned from SMU?in July, might return to the sideline --?for the East Hampton High School Bonackers on Long Island, New York. Charles Barkley Jersey .While staying at his summer home in East Hampton, Brown learned the local high school unexpectedly needed a new boys varsity coach after the newly hired one resigned last week. Brown could become what he had envisioned as a youngster: a high school coach.Tonight, Im going to the high school and see the kids and talk to the [athletic director], Brown, 76, told ESPN on Tuesday. I wish I could tell you when Im going to make a decision. Im hopeful, its pretty close.East Hampton athletic director Joe Vasile-Cozzo told Newsday on Tuesday that were game if Brown decides to coach. Brown had initially discussed his interest in the high school job with The Kansas City Star on Thursday.?Bus rides to away games and untelevised games in small, cramped gyms dont give Brown pause -- he said they would be fun in the same way that Michael Jordan found relief while stripped of all the amenities during his two years of playing minor league baseball.Brown said his responsibility would only be coaching; he wouldnt also have to teach history or a physical education class. And from what hes seen in recruiting during the past four seasons with the Mustangs, Brown said coaches generally have gotten away from teaching and holding kids accountable.What Ive found, on every level, they want to be taught, Brown said. They want somebody thats more than just a workout coach. So many people are afraid to teach kids, and I think thats a big mistake.Browns hesitation in pursuing the job is he has already made many commitments and still had more offers to participate in clinics both in the states and overseas. Many from his coaching tree, including Kentuckys John Calipari, Marylands Mark Turgeon and Colorados Tad Boyle, have invited him to watch and evaluate their practices.If outside obligations would take too much time away from coaching East Hampton, Brown said he could not do it.Brown, who stepped down from SMU because he wanted a new contract, said he wants to share what I was taught before I get where I cant do it.Brown is the only coach to win an NCAA title (Kansas, 1988) and an NBA title (Detroit Pistons, 2004), and said hes built differently thanks to all the coaches he has played for or helped groom.When youve played for the people that Ive played for and had people sit next to you like I have, it wouldnt seem right if I didnt share everything I was taught, Brown said. I know I have this gift that I can teach. I just want to help the game thats giving me so many unbelievable opportunities that I want to give back. Austin Rivers Jersey . LOUIS -- The New Orleans Saints looked like a team playing out the string. James Harden Rockets Jersey .com) - The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks both take aim at their first wins of the season on Saturday, as the Canucks open their home slate at Rogers Arena. . After a first half in which he thought "the lid was on the basket," the Toronto Raptors coach watched his squad mount a second half surge to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91. SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- After a pair of injuries left them thin at quarterback, the San Francisco 49ers moved to add some depth Tuesday, signing veteran Christian Ponder.The team announced that it signed Ponder to a one-year deal. Ponder replaces Thad Lewis, the quarterback who suffered a torn left ACL?in Sundays preseason opener, on the roster. The 49ers officially added Lewis to the injured reserve list, ending his season.After the news of Lewis injury broke Monday, Niners coach Chip Kelly and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day said the team would explore options to bring in another arm.We just lost Thad, which is disappointing for us, Day said. We really felt like we were creating depth at the position and then we lose Thad, so its an obstacle weve got to overcome. But thats part of coaching in the NFL. Nobody else cares, so although it bothers us, we have to come up with a new plan moving forward.That plan led them to Ponder, the former No. 12 overall pick of the Minnesota Vikings in the 2011 NFL draft. Ponder joiins Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick as quarterbacks on the roster from that draft. Chris Paul Jersey. In Minnesota, Ponder played in 38 games with 36 starts, throwing for 6,658 yards, 38 touchdowns and 36 interceptions in four seasons. He had brief stops with Oakland and Denver last year but did not appear in a game.Adding Ponder also provides the Niners with needed practice depth, as Kaepernick has been dealing with tightness in his right shoulder. Kaepernick has not thrown a football since last Wednesdays practice at Kezar Stadium.Kelly has said the issue isnt believed to be long-term; Kaepernicks status remains day-to-day. Ponder joins Gabbert and rookie Jeff Driskel as the teams healthy quarterbacks.The 49ers were scheduled to travel to Denver on Tuesday afternoon for a pair of joint practices with the Broncos on Wednesday and Thursday before Saturday nights second exhibition game. ' ' ' 

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