College - Jacksonville
Director of Player Development and Assistant Coach
Dee Brown joins the Kings as Director of Player Development and assistant coach after spending the prior two seasons as an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons. Previously, he served as head coach and Director of Basketball Operations for the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League (2009-10 – 2010-11).
Brown coached the WNBA’s Orlando Miracle in 2002 and the San Antonio Silver Stars in 2004. Between his WNBA coaching stops, he served as the Director of Player Development for the Orlando Magic, overseeing player programs, and rejoined the Magic as the team’s community ambassador in 2005.
Prior to his coaching career, Brown played 12 seasons in the NBA, averaging 11.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per contest in 608 career games with Boston, Toronto and Orlando. Following a stellar collegiate career at Jacksonville University, he was selected by Boston with the 19th overall pick in the 1990 NBA Draft, earning All-Rookie First Team honors after averaging 8.7 points and 4.2 assists per game to help the Celtics win the Atlantic Division. Brown also won the 1991 NBA Slam Dunk contest and went on to average 12.2 points per contest during the postseason. He led the NBA with 135 three-pointers made in 1998-99 as a member of the Raptors.
Additionally, Brown is the President and CEO of EDGE Basketball, LLC., Florida’s premier basketball training facility, which has trained NBA players such as Grant Hill, Drew Gooden and Chucky Atkins. He was the winner of ESPN’s “Dream Job” and became an analyst for a number of the network’s basketball shows.