AP Source: Brown leaning toward Charlotte return

Associated Press - June 3, 2010 6:15 PM ET

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says Larry Brown has begun preparations for next season in Charlotte and is leaning toward returning for a third season coaching the Bobcats.

Brown is expected to be on hand Friday when the Bobcats work out draft prospects, the person told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team has made no official announcement on Brown's future. The 69-year-old Brown could address his plans on Friday.

The well-traveled, Hall of Fame coach has been noncommittal about next season since the Bobcats were swept by Orlando in the first round of their first playoff appearance. Brown has said he'll only coach for Charlotte owner Michael Jordan, but has still been linked to openings around the league.

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