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Tony Brown (basketball)


Tony Brown (basketball)

Anthony William "Tony" Brown (born July 29, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player and a current NBA assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks.

Brown was a 6'6" (1.98 m) and 185 lb (84 kg) small forward and played collegiately at the University of Arkansas.

Playing career

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.[1]

Coaching career

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).[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

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[5] as Krystkowiak missed the game due to his wife going into labor with twins.[6]

The Los Angeles Clippers hired Brown as an assistant in 2009.[7] Brown also filled in for injured Clippers head coach Mike Dunleavy on December 31, 2009, with Los Angeles beating Philadelphia 104–88.[8]

On December 7, 2011, Brown replaced Dwane Casey as assistant coach to the Dallas Mavericks. This is Brown's second time working under Rick Carlisle.[9]


External links

  • NBA stats @
  • Tony Brown coach file
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