Dee Brown (basketball, born 1968)

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Dee Brown
Brown in 2012
Agua Caliente Clippers
PositionGeneral manager
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
Born (1968-11-29) November 29, 1968 (age 55)
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight160 lb (73 kg)
Career information
High schoolBolles School (Jacksonville, Florida)
CollegeJacksonville (1986–1990)
NBA draft1990: 1st round, 19th overall pick
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career1990–2002
PositionPoint guard
Coaching career2002–present
Career history
As player:
19901998Boston Celtics
19982000Toronto Raptors
20002002Orlando Magic
As coach:
2002Orlando Miracle
2004San Antonio Silver Stars
2009–2011Springfield Armor
20112013Detroit Pistons (assistant)
20132015Sacramento Kings (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points6,758 (11.1 ppg)
Assists2,227 (3.7 apg)
Rebounds1,569 (2.6 rpg)
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DeCovan Kadell "Dee" Brown (born November 29, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball player who spent thirty years in the NBA including twelve seasons as a player (1990–2002) in the National Basketball Association (NBA), playing for the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, and Orlando Magic, and as an executive with the Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, and as Vice President of Holistic Player Performance with the Los Angeles Clippers. His daughter Lexie Brown plays for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

Playing career[edit]

A 6'90" (1.85 m) guard from Jacksonville University, Brown was selected by the Celtics with the 19th pick of the 1990 NBA draft. He was a member of the NBA All-Rookie Team in his first year, when he played in all 82 games and averaged 8.7 points per game. One of the highlights of his career occurred in 1991, when he won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest with a no look slam dunk. He was a starter for Boston during the 1993–94 and 1994–95 seasons and posted his best scoring numbers, averaging more than 15 points per game each of those years. After seven and a half seasons with the Celtics, he was traded to the Raptors along with Chauncey Billups in 1998.[1] Overall, during his career, he scored 6,758 total points.

Television career[edit]

In 2005, Brown won a one-year contract as a studio analyst for ESPN as the winner of the reality show Dream Job, defeating five other former NBA players.[2] He went on to host an ESPN show called City Slam!.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2005, Brown established EDGE Basketball, LLC with himself as CEO. The outfit specializes in training players from middle school up to the professional ranks.

Brown has coached in the Women's National Basketball Association, first as a head coach for the Orlando Miracle and then as the head coach for the San Antonio Silver Stars.[3]

On July 29, 2009, Brown was named as the head coach of the Springfield Armor, a team in the NBA Development League.[4] He also became the team's Director of Basketball Operations.[5] In two seasons as coach of the Armor, the team finished with records of 7–43 (.140) and 13–37 (.260), for a total of 20–80 (.200).

In September 2011, Brown announced that he would be joining the Detroit Pistons as an assistant under Lawrence Frank.[6][7]

On July 9, 2013, Brown joined the Sacramento Kings as an assistant coach and director of player development.[8][9]

He joined the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2016–17 season and is now the general manager of their NBA G League team.

As of January 2022, Brown is the Director of University and Athletics Relations at his alma mater, Jacksonville University.


  1. ^ Wise, Mike (February 19, 1998). "BASKETBALL; Kenny Anderson Is Traded To Celtics in 7-Player Deal". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  2. ^ " – ESPN Dream Job – ESPN's Dream Job". Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "Magic Name Dee Brown Community Ambassador – THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE ORLANDO MAGIC". Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  4. ^ The Republican file photo/DAVE ROBACK (July 29, 2009). "Springfield Armor of NBA D-League name former Boston Celtics player Dee Brown head coach". Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 6, 2009. Retrieved September 4, 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "". Archived from the original on September 24, 2011. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  7. ^ Thomas, Jeff (September 12, 2011). "Dee Brown out as Springfield Armor coach; Bob MacKinnon in?". Springfield Republican. Retrieved September 14, 2011.
  8. ^ "Kings Name Dee Brown Director of Player Development and Assistant Coach". Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  9. ^ "Kings notes: Kings add two assistant coaches, advance scout - Kings/NBA - the Sacramento Bee". Archived from the original on July 15, 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2013.

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