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  1. Larry Brown is attempting to weather the storm. SMU's coach is currently dealing with an NCAA investigation as he prepares for his fourth season as the leader of the Mustangs' program. CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein talked with Brown to discuss the NCAA investigation, the new rules in college basketball, and much more. Jon Rothstein, CBS Sports: What has it been like for you over the last few weeks after the report surfaced about the potential results of the NCAA investigation? Larry Brown: It's hurt us with a lot of kids in recruiting indirectly because people kill you. It's the second time that there's been a leak like that. When you're being investigated nobody is supposed to know. We self-imposed a bunch of penalties the first time this happened. Our school suspended Ulric (Maligi), who was an assistant at the time and then they brought up all this stuff about me which isn't accurate. I happened to be the coach at UCLA when a decision was made against the program, but I wasn't involved with anything except for cleaning things up. They always write that -- that I was involved with bad things at UCLA -- and then at the end of the article they say I was never charged with anything. But nobody reads that. And then this last thing -- we've been waiting six months for a hearing and we finally had a hearing, but when you leave the hearing you have to sign a pledge not to let any of this information leak. It leaked and the article even had the schedule -- golf met first and then basketball met next. It came at such a critical time because we were in the middle of recruiting. Kids are trying to decide on things and what schools they should visit. We've lost three or four kids than I thought we had a legitimate chance with and none of them were fully admitted, but the fact that all of a sudden we're not involved makes me think that the same stuff is happening again. But we'll get through it. I found out that this investigation was happening on July 26 last year and I just want to get it behind us. Look I've got my team back. Keith (Frazier) is eligible and Markus (Kennedy) is eligible. We've got to build on that. CBS Sports: You've always been someone who's wanted to do what's right for the game. How much do you personally think about your long-term legacy when you're associated with something like this? Brown: It bothers me. I don't like it, but at the end of the day there's so many other things going on. The bottom line at the end of the day is this: I'm 75 and I'm still coaching. I'm watching our program grow. I've got a lot of people that I know that are working and doing pretty well. So, I'm not going to be concerned with that. I'm just going to keep doing what I do and try to get better. CBS Sports: Are you anticipating a suspension heading into next season? Brown: I don't want to comment about that. I kind of want to focus on the good things we're doing here. It seems the school is really excited about what we've done and we've got some really good kids. We're all pretty proud about they've done and what they've accomplished. Hopefully we're going to be pretty good this year. read more: http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/eye-on-college-basketball/25273239/qa-smu-coach-larry-brown-on-ncaa-lack-of-respect-for-aac
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