• Larry Brown's days - or is it months? - as Knicks coach may be numbered, but the club is making sure to keep his schedule as busy as possible.

    Brown is expected to return to the MSG training facility in Greenburgh today, tomorrow and next week for another round of workouts for college prospects. Also, Brown likely will accompany the Knicks' summer league team to Las Vegas next month, although he will not coach the club made up of rookies, second-year players and veteran free agents. An assistant coach - probably Herb Williams - will run the team during games.

    Rather than practice in New York, the Knicks will begin training in Las Vegas on July 2 and will remain in Sin City until the Vegas Summer League concludes on July 13.

    That gives Brown and Knicks president Isiah Thomas 12 days of quality time. Maybe they will even start talking. Thomas has given Brown the silent treatment since reports surfaced last month that Garden chairman James Dolan is considering firing Brown and replacing him with Thomas.

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