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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Basketball Hall of Famer Larry Brown is stepping down from his role as a special advisor to Memphis coach Penny Hardaway due to ongoing health concerns, the school announced Friday.
"We wish Coach Brown a speedy recovery," Hardaway said in a statement released by the school, which said the health issues are not considered serious. "Having Coach Brown as part of our program over the last year-and-a-half was very impactful on our student-athletes and me as a coach, and we hope all the best for him and good health moving forward."
Brown had taken a brief leave of absence in late October from the team.