Mike Brown (basketball, born 1963)

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Mike Brown
Personal information
Born (1963-07-19) July 19, 1963 (age 57)
Newark, New Jersey
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight257 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High schoolClifford J. Scott
(East Orange, New Jersey)
CollegeGeorge Washington (1981–1985)
NBA draft1985 / Round: 3 / Pick: 69th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career1985–2001
PositionPower forward / Center
Number17, 40, 45
Career history
As player:
1985–1986Aurora Desio
19861988Chicago Bulls
19881993Utah Jazz
19931995Minnesota Timberwolves
1995Teamsystem Bologna
1995–1996Philadelphia 76ers
1996–1997Viola Reggio Calabria
1997Phoenix Suns
1997–1998Viola Reggio Calabria
1998Phoenix Suns
1998Cantabria Lobos
As coach:
2001–2002Las Vegas Slam
2002–2004Roanoke Dazzle
2004–2006Fayetteville Patriots
Career NBA statistics
Points3,130 (5.0 ppg)
Rebounds2,762 (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 was a fan favorite in his five seasons in Utah, and was affectionately nicknamed "the Brown Bear" by Jazz announcer Hot Rod Hundley. Brown 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]

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 Archived 2017-03-02 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 7 October 2016.

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