Larry Brown turns 69 years old today. Happy Birthday!
Unfortunately, that begs the question: How much longer will he stay? The track record of coaches over 70 is not very informative, seeing as it's a short record. More and more, I think a succession plan might be the best option. We're seeing this as a trend in football, where Jimbo Fisher is in place to succeed Bobby Bowden in Tallahassee, and where Jim Mora, Jr., succeeded Mike Holmgren in Seattle. At first blush, it appears that when a head coach knows he'll be out of the game in the near future, giving him some power over who coaches next is a fair trade for a seamless transition.
Suggestions for who the Bobcats should seek to follow Brown as coach are welcome in the comments.