Mike Brown (basketball, born 1963)
|Born||July 19, 1963|
Newark, New Jersey
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||257 lb (117 kg)|
|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|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Number||17, 40, 45|
|1996–1997||Viola Reggio Calabria|
|1997–1998||Viola Reggio Calabria|
|2001–2002||Las Vegas Slam|
|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, where he received the nickname "The New Washington Monument."
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 as a member of the Bulls, the Utah Jazz, the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Phoenix Suns. 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. From 2002 through 2004, he was an assistant coach for the National Basketball Development League's Roanoke Dazzle. In 2004, he replaced Jeff Capel as head coach of the D-League's Fayetteville Patriots.
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.
Brown does live radio remotes at different restaurants with Marty Rodick in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday & Sunday.
- Costa, Brian, A GW basketball reunion on the farm, GW Hatchet, 21 November 2002. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
- 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.
- NBA D-League Mike Brown web page Archived 2016-03-29 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
- Bulls hire Mike Brown as assistant coach. InsideHoops.com. Retrieved 2 February 2008.
- Marty Rodick page on AM670 "The Score" website Archived 2017-03-02 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
- George Washington University Athletic Hall of Fame web page
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
- Italian League stats