Report: Brown wants coaching job next season -- college or pro

Larry Brown wants back in.

The Philadelphia 76ers executive vice president, who has been out of coaching for two years since being fired by the New York Knicks, said Wednesday that he hopes to land a college or NBA head coaching job next season, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

"I've got to figure out if I can get a coaching job," Brown said. "I want to get back so bad. I'm so bored."

Brown, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame who has coached teams to the NCAA Final Four and the NBA Finals, said it doesn't matter whether the next opportunity is in college or the pros. He just wants to be back in the mix.

"Mo [Cheeks] has been great to me and allowed me to get involved," Brown said of the Sixers' coach, according to the Inquirer. "I just miss it. I don't miss the games so much, but I miss being around the coaches and the players. I still have something to offer ... After my last experience [in New York], I just want to go where I can do a better job and move forward."

Brown, hired by the 76ers in January of 2007, has been helping Cheeks evaluate players. He has also been a regular presence at Villanova practices, where he's been helping out Wildcats coach Jay Wright.