Larry Brown and Trevor Ariza had their share of differences when both were in New York during Brown's one turbulent season as the Knicks' head coach.
But Brown met with Ariza before an exhibition game last year and apologized to his former player. In turn, Ariza expressed gratitude to Brown.
"I thanked him for everything he did for me," Ariza said. "As a young player, I didn't understand everything he was trying to tell me, so I looked at it as he was picking on me instead of listening to what he was saying. Now when I look back on it, I understand what he was saying. He taught me a lot, and I appreciate him for that."
You have to love Larry Brown. He is a true teacher of the game. Think Bobcats will give up three's when they're up by three (and Kobe hitting a three doesn't count - he's the special, clutch exception).