RENE… M. BROWN
Reneť Brown, WNBA Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations, oversees all player scouting and acquisition for the league, as well as the administration of player-related policies and programs. In addition, she is responsible for overseeing the policies for all oncourt basketball operations.
Prior to being promoted to her current position, Brown served as WNBA Vice President and Senior Director. She joined the WNBA in September 1996 as Director of Player Personnel.
Brown also plays an integral role in USA Basketball, currently serving on both the Steering and Selection Committees. She has chaired the USA Basketball Womenís Senior National Team Selection Committee and served on the Executive Committee for USA Basketball for three consecutive quadrants, from 2000 to 2012. The U.S. Womenís Senior National Team won Olympic gold medals at the conclusion of each of Brownís tenures, in 2004, 2008 and 2012. She also served as Vice President for the Senior Womenís Programs from 2000 to 2004.
During the 1995-96 season, Brown served as an assistant coach to Tara VanDerveer for the gold medal-winning USA Basketball Womenís National Team in Colorado Springs, where she helped with game preparation, player conditioning and scouting.
Brown served as an assistant coach for womenís basketball teams at the University of Kansas, Stanford University, and San Jose State University. During her tenure at Kansas, she helped guide the Jayhawks to an 88-31 record, four trips to the NCAA Tournament and a Big Eight Conference title. Her Stanford team won the NCAA tournament in 1990 and earned a trip to the Final Four in 1991.
Brown holds a bachelorís degree and masterís degree in education, both from UNLV.