DETROIT (AP) – Larry Brown’s agent and Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars plan to speak Tuesday about the coach’s future with the team, a source within the league told The Associated Press.

The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity Saturday night, said Dumars and Joe Glass would talk in the hopes of moving toward a resolution.

Brown declined to comment on his status when reached late Friday night by the AP at his vacation home in New York, after leaving the Mayo Clinic.

The Hall of Fame coach checked into the hospital Wednesday morning to address a medical problem that developed from complications following hip surgery in November and didn’t go away after a second procedure in March.

Brown has said that if doctors deem him healthy enough, he wants to return next season with the Pistons – and insists he will not coach another NBA team.

After the San Antonio Spurs dethroned the Detroit Pistons in Game 7 of the NBA Finals last week, Brown said he was at peace.

“I’m way ahead of the curve – no matter what happens,” Brown said as he walked to a locker room perhaps for the last time as a coach. “This game has given me so much that I’m one of the luckiest guys in the world.”

The win over the Spurs in Game 6 was Brown’s 100th in the postseason, moving him past Red Auerbach for third place on the all-time list. Last year, Brown became the first coach to win NBA and NCAA championships. He won the college title with Kansas in 1988.

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