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Larry Brown, Villanova, and today’s random idea

Villanova had a surprise guest at Thursday’s practice, though he’s no stranger to Philly hoops.

Former 76ers coach (and Bobcats, and Pistons, and Pacers, and Kansas, and UCLA, etc, etc.) Larry Brown stopped by practice, mostly to chat with players and watch practice, allowing him to “get my basketball fix.”

Brown’s friends with ‘Nova coach Jay Wright, who was more than happy to have the 70-year-old coaching staple around.

“Oh, it’s the best,” Wright told the AP. “He just has so much to offer to any coach. We’re lucky he’s here.”

Well then, here’s an idea: Hire him on as an assistant!

Brown said he’d like to get back into coaching, so why not help out the Wildcats and help turn the Big East into a conference where coaching legends offer their expertise to the current ones. C’mon, do it. Then when Villanova plays St. John’s on Feb. 26, we can secretly root for both Wright and Johnnies coach Steve Lavin to get tossed. That way we’ll get to see Brown match wits with ex-Purdue coach Gene Keady, who’s a Lavin assistant.

And that would be must-see TV.

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