BATON ROUGE – The first time I ever heard Dale Brown speak, I wanted to go out and play basketball.
It was a Saturday afternoon - January 3, 1976. And Brown was interviewed by analyst Joe Dean before a game televised by TVS from the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The Tigers were about to play Auburn. You would have thought, LSU was on its way to a national championship and not a 102-86 loss and a 12-14 season – Brown’s third straight losing campaign in his fourth season as LSU’s basketball coach.