From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 10, 1987:
Bob Frederick was still fairly new to his job as Kansas University's athletic director, but he had already had to face his first Larry Brown rumor. The New York Daily News had quoted an unidentified source as saying that the KU men's basketball coach had been discussing the Knicks' vacant coaching position. When asked by a Journal-World reporter about this, Frederick's only response was, "As long as he's the outstanding coach he is, he will be subject to rumors and have people calling him. I really have nothing other than that to say right now.... All I know is he's been extremely busy with the World University team and they will be busy until the time they go to Italy." Brown had been one of several candidates for the Knicks post before having announced on May 8 that he intended to stay at Kansas.