Tony Brown - Assistant Coach

Tony Brown

Tony Brown begins his third season as an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics. He was named to the Celtics coaching staff May 27, 2004.

Overall Brown has spent eight seasons as an NBA assistant coach, most recently as Kevin O'Neill's lead assistant in Toronto, and has advanced to the playoffs in six of those seasons. Prior to joining the Raptors, Brown spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons from 2001-03. During his time with the Pistons, the club recorded a 100-64 (.610) regular season record, registered back-to-back 50-win seasons, captured two Central Division titles and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2003.

Brown also worked for four seasons on Mike Dunleavy's staff in Portland from 1997-2001. The Blazers had a 190-106 (.642) regular-season mark during that span, highlighted by a Pacific Division crown in 1999 and a 59-23 mark in 1999-2000. He began his post-playing career as an advance scout and college talent evaluator for the Milwaukee Bucks from 1994-97. A veteran of seven seasons as an NBA player, Brown split his time with nine teams during his playing career, finishing with career averages of 6.0 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in 359 games. His best statistical season came in 1986-87 with New Jersey when he averaged 11.3 points in 30.4 minutes. The University of Arkansas product was a fourth-round draft choice of New Jersey in the 1982 NBA Draft.

Brown also played in the CBA and overseas (1992-94) with Reggio Emilia in the Italian League.

Brown makes his offseason home in his native Chicago with his wife, Exquilynn.

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