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Dale Brown (2014)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-11-16

Duration: 00:26:57

Subjects: Brown, Dale, 1935- | Sports | Basketball coaches | LSU Tigers (Basketball team) | Blanton, Ricky | O'Neal, Shaquille | Macklin, Rudy


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Yancey, Allegra Nevils Producer
  • Brown, Dale Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from November 16, 2014, features an interview with Dale Brown conducted by Beth Courtney. Brown coached the LSU men’s basketball team from 1972-1997. He was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014. He discusses: his early years at LSU; his optimism and role as a motivator; his childhood in North Dakota; the positive influence of basketball in his life; the players he has coached, including Ricky Blanton, Shaquille O'Neal, and Rudy Macklin; why he considers Louisiana his home; the salary discrepancies between coaches and professors; and embracing social media.