Dee Brown (basketball, born 1968)

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Dee Brown
Agua Caliente Clippers
Position General Manager
League NBA G League
Personal information
Born (1968-11-29) November 29, 1968 (age 49)
Jacksonville, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 160 lb (73 kg)
Career information
High school Bolles School (Jacksonville, Florida)
College Jacksonville (1986–1990)
NBA draft 1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career 1990–2002
Position Point guard
Number 7
Coaching career 2002–present
Career history
As player:
19901998 Boston Celtics
19982000 Toronto Raptors
20002002 Orlando Magic
As coach:
2002 Orlando Miracle
2004 San Antonio Silver Stars
2009–2011 Springfield Armor
20112013 Detroit Pistons (assistant)
20132015 Sacramento Kings (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 6,758 (11.1 ppg)
Assists 2,227 (3.7 apg)
Rebounds 1,569 (2.6 rpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

DeCovan Kadell "Dee" Brown (born November 29, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball player who spent twelve seasons (1990–2002) in the National Basketball Association (NBA), playing for the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, and Orlando Magic.

Playing career[edit]

A 6'1" (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.[citation needed] 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.[1] 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 served roles 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.[2]

On July 29, 2009, Brown was named as the head coach of the Springfield Armor, a team in the NBA Development League.[3] He also became the team's Director of Basketball Operations.[4] 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.[5][6]

On July 9, 2013, Brown joined the Sacramento Kings as an assistant coach and director of player development.[7][8]

He joined the LA Clippers for the 2016-17 season.

Video games[edit]

Brown was one of 45 NBA players included in a downloadable content add-on for the basketball video game NBA 2K12.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "InsideHoops.com – ESPN Dream Job – ESPN's Dream Job". Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Magic Name Dee Brown Community Ambassador – THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE ORLANDO MAGIC". Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  3. ^ The Republican file photo/DAVE ROBACK. "Springfield Armor of NBA D-League name former Boston Celtics player Dee Brown head coach". masslive.com. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-06. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  5. ^ "http://www.freep.com/article/20110912/SPORTS03/110912058/Dee-Brown-Roy-Rogers-joining-Pistons-assistant-coaches". Retrieved 2 June 2016.  External link in |title= (help)
  6. ^ Thomas, Jeff (12 September 2011). "Dee Brown out as Springfield Armor coach; Bob MacKinnon in?". Springfield Republican. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Kings Name Dee Brown Director of Player Development and Assistant Coach". Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 15, 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ Freeman, Eric (2011-11-03). ""NBA 2K12" reveals 45 new in-game legends – Ball Don't Lie – NBA Blog – Yahoo! Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 

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