Tony Brown (basketball)
Brown at 2017 Washington Wizards training camp
July 29, 1960 |
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Farragut Academy
|NBA draft||1982 / Round: 4 / Pick: 82nd overall|
|Selected by the New Jersey Nets|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Number||8, 35, 21, 17|
|1985–1986||Kansas City Sizzlers|
|1986–1987||New Jersey Nets|
|1990||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1991–1992||Los Angeles Clippers|
|1997–2001||Portland Trail Blazers (assistant)|
|2001–2003||Detroit Pistons (assistant)|
|2003–2004||Toronto Raptors (assistant)|
|2004–2007||Boston Celtics (assistant)|
|2007–2008||Milwaukee Bucks (assistant)|
|2009–2010||Los Angeles Clippers (assistant)|
|2011–2014||Dallas Mavericks (assistant)|
|2014–2016||Brooklyn Nets (assistant)|
|2016||Brooklyn Nets (interim)|
|2016–present||Washington Wizards (assistant)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
The New Jersey Nets selected Brown in the fourth round of the 1982 NBA Draft as the 82nd overall pick. He played for nine NBA teams in seven seasons and also played in the CBA and overseas with Reggio Emilia in Italy from 1992 to 1994.
After his playing career, Brown worked as an advance scout and college talent evaluator for the Milwaukee Bucks from 1994–1997. He has served as an assistant coach for the Portland Trail Blazers (1997 to 2001 under Mike Dunleavy), Detroit Pistons (2001 to 2003 under Rick Carlisle), and Toronto Raptors (2003–2004 under Kevin O'Neill).
On May 19, 2004, the Boston Celtics hired Brown to be an assistant under head coach Doc Rivers; The Boston Globe reported that Brown would be a "defensive coordinator" in Rivers's staff. Brown substituted for Rivers on March 19, 2006, as Rivers missed the day's game due to a death in the family. The Celtics defeated the Indiana Pacers 103-88. The Celtics led 72-71 after three quarters and opened the fourth with a 9-0 run with a lineup of reserve players Tony Allen, Gerald Green, Kendrick Perkins, Orien Greene, and Al Jefferson.
Brown returned to the Bucks at the start of the 2007–08 season to be an assistant this time under Larry Krystkowiak. On November 6, 2007, Brown took the helm as fill-in head coach of the Bucks in a 112–85 win over the Toronto Raptors as Krystkowiak missed the game due to his wife going into labor with twins.
The Los Angeles Clippers hired Brown as an assistant in 2009. Brown also filled in for injured Clippers head coach Mike Dunleavy on December 31, 2009, with Los Angeles beating Philadelphia 104–88.
For the 2014–15 season, Brown was hired by the Brooklyn Nets as an assistant to new head coach Lionel Hollins. He took over as interim head coach after Hollins was fired. On April 18, 2016, he was relieved of the position when the Brooklyn Nets named head coach Kenny Atkinson 
Head coaching record
|Regular season||G||Games coached||W||Games won||L||Games lost||W–L %||Win–loss %|
|Post season||PG||Playoff games||PW||Playoff wins||PL||Playoff losses||PW–L %||Playoff win–loss %|
|Brooklyn||2015–16||45||11||34||.244||4th in Atlantic||—||—||—||—||Missed Playoffs|
- Bucks Name Tony Brown Assistant Coach, June 5, 2007
- "Tony Brown coachfile". NBA. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
- Springer, Shira (May 20, 2004). "Celtics get Brown as assistant coach". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on May 26, 2004.
- Springer, Shira (March 20, 2006). "Celtics 103, Pacers 88: A little faith goes a long way for Celtics". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on September 14, 2006.
- Bucks shoot lights out, hold Raptors star Bosh to one point. Updated November 6, 2007
- Krystkowiak misses game vs. Raptors to be with wife in labor. Updated November 6, 2007
- "Tony Brown Named Assistant Coach". Los Angeles Clippers. July 12, 2009. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
- Kaman-led Clippers prevail in NBA's final game of decade
- Price, Dwain (December 7, 2011). "Tony Brown joins the Mavs' staff". Full Court Press. star-telegram.com. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
- "Brooklyn Nets announce coaching staff". Brooklyn Nets. July 30, 2014. Retrieved December 13, 2014.