Kings Name Dee Brown Director of Player Development and Assistant Coach
SACRAMENTO ---- The Sacramento Kings today announced the team has hired Dee Brown to serve as Director of Player Development and assistant coach, joining Brendan Malone, Chris Jent and Micah Nori on Head Coach Michael Malone's bench.
"We're thrilled to welcome Dee to Sacramento," said Kings General Manager Pete D'Alessandro. "His experience in the NBA as a player and coach will serve as a valuable asset to our young players in numerous aspects of their development."
Prior to joining the Kings, Brown spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons after serving as Head Coach and Director of Basketball Operations for the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League (2009-10 – 2010-11).
Following a stellar collegiate career at Jacksonville University, Brown 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. He also won the 1991 NBA Slam Dunk contest and went on to average 12.2 points per contest during the postseason.
In 608 career games with Boston, Toronto and Orlando, he averaged 11.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per contest—once leading the NBA with 135 three-pointers made in 1998-99 as a member of the Raptors.
Brown turned his attention to the sidelines after retiring as a player, coaching the WNBA's Orlando Miracle in 2002 and San Antonio Silver Stars in 2004. Between head coaching stops, Brown served as Director of Development for the Magic in 2005.
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.