Mike Brown (basketball, born 1963)

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Mike Brown
Personal information
Born (1963-07-19) July 19, 1963 (age 55)
Newark, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 257 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school Clifford J. Scott
(East Orange, New Jersey)
College George Washington (1981–1985)
NBA draft 1985 / Round: 3 / Pick: 69th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career 1985–2001
Position Power forward / Center
Number 17, 40, 45
Career history
As player:
1985–1986 Aurora Desio
19861988 Chicago Bulls
19881993 Utah Jazz
19931995 Minnesota Timberwolves
1995 Teamsystem Bologna
1995–1996 Philadelphia 76ers
1996–1997 Viola Reggio Calabria
1997 Phoenix Suns
1997–1998 Viola Reggio Calabria
1998 Phoenix Suns
1998 Cantabria Lobos
1999–2000 Olympiacos
2000 Manresa
2000–2001 Ourense
As coach:
2001–2002 Las Vegas Slam
2002–2004 Roanoke Dazzle
2004–2006 Fayetteville Patriots
Career NBA statistics
Points 3,130 (5.0 ppg)
Rebounds 2,762 (4.4 rpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael Brown (born July 19, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player and occasional minor league coach and NBA assistant coach. A durable 6'9" power forward/center, he played at George Washington University in the early 1980s,[1] where he received the nickname "The New Washington Monument."[2]

After four years of college ball, Brown was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the third round of the 1985 NBA Draft. Brown would go on to play eleven seasons in the NBA, earning a reputation as a workhorse in the low post in limited minutes as a reserve[1] as a member of the Bulls, the Utah Jazz, the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Phoenix Suns.[3] He retired with NBA career totals of 3,130 points and 2,762 rebounds. He also played professionally in Italy for Aurora Desio (1985–1986), Teamsystem Bologna (1995) and Viola Reggio Calabria (1996–1998).

Brown was an assistant coach for the Las Vegas Slam of the ABA for the 2001-02 season.[3] From 2002 through 2004, he was an assistant coach for the National Basketball Development League's Roanoke Dazzle.[1] In 2004, he replaced Jeff Capel as head coach of the D-League's Fayetteville Patriots.[3]

During the 2007-08 NBA season, Brown worked as an assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls. He was signed primarily to work with the Bulls' young centers and power forwards.[4]

In episode S3.20 of Counting Cars, Brown is pulled over by Danny "the Count" Koker to take a look at Brown's 1955 Cadillac convertible.

Brown does live radio remotes at different restaurants with Marty Rodick in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday & Sunday.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Costa, Brian, A GW basketball reunion on the farm, GW Hatchet, 21 November 2002. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  2. ^ Young, Jitim, NBRPA Q&A: Mike Brown is making a difference Archived 2013-12-24 at the Wayback Machine., National Basketball Retired Players Association News, 7 July 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b c NBA D-League Mike Brown web page Archived 2016-03-29 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  4. ^ Bulls hire Mike Brown as assistant coach. InsideHoops.com. Retrieved 2 February 2008.
  5. ^ Marty Rodick page on AM670 "The Score" website. Retrieved 7 October 2016.

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