College - Minnesota
Jim Brewer is entering his first season as an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics. He was named to the Celtics coaching staff on June 15, 2004.
Prior to joining the Celtics, Brewer spent two seasons from 2000-2002 as an assistant coach on Lenny Wilkens’ staff in Toronto. Before spending the 1999-00 season as a scout for the Orlando Magic, he spent five seasons as the lead assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers, helping guide the team to a playoff berth in 1997. Before joining the Clippers in 1994, Brewer served in a number of capacities with the Minnesota Timberwolves, starting as a scout in 1989. He proceeded to the director of player personnel role, then assistant coach, before adding assistant general manager duties to his role for his last two years with the club.
A 1973 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Brewer’s professional career began when he was selected second overall in the 1973 NBA Draft by Cleveland. In nine seasons with the Cavaliers, Pistons, Blazers and Lakers, he averaged 5.8 points and 6.3 rebounds in 703 games. His best year came in 1975-76 when he recorded 11.5 points and 10.9 rebounds in 82 games with the Cavaliers. Brewer also earned a championship ring as a member of the 1982 Lakers in his final season in the league.
Brewer, an Illinois native, rounded out his playing career with three seasons in Italy before spending three seasons at Northwestern University as an assistant coach and recruiter.
Brewer and his wife, Patsy, have two children.