When asked about the reason he is resigning, Brown stated "I've got nothing else I can say right now." He also stated that he wanted to talk to his players and their parents before addressing the public about his choice.
Sources are saying that Brown resigned because he wanted a long-term deal with the school, but SMU wasn't willing to commit. Brown had one year left on his current deal with the Mustangs.
Former Illinois State and North Texas head coach Tim Jankovich will take over after being hired as the coach-in-waiting in 2012.
The 75-year-old Brown returned to the college game after some success in the NBA, and despite the postseason ban, had a terrific season last year. They were the final unbeaten team in the country after winning their first 18 games. They finished that season 25-5, including 13-5 in conference play. Overall, Brown had a record of 94-39 in his four years at SMU, compiling a .707 win percentage, which leads the way in the school's history.
If the rumors are true, after the numbers Brown has recorded with the school, it will definitely be a head-scratcher as to why SMU wouldn't want to commit to their most successful coach.