Stories on Roger Brown From Around the Web

A collection and sampling of what others are saying about Roger Brown's induction in to the Hall of Fame.

20 Second Timeout

From David Friedman: "Brown performed with elegance, he came up big in the biggest games--he and Erving share the ABA playoff single game scoring record (53 points)--and he made the most of his professional basketball career despite having several prime years stolen from him because of unfounded allegations about being associated with the infamous Jack Molinas."

New York Times

From William C. Rhoden: "In 1967, at 25, Brown left his job as the night-shift injection machine operator at the General Motors plant in Dayton to become the first player to sign with the Pacers. He played in five A.B.A. finals."

Indy Cornrows

From Tom Lewis: "[H]is talent was never an issue and helped push the Pacers to three ABA championships in the early '70's."

Sekou Smith's Hang Time Blog

From Scott Howard-Cooper: "Daniels led to Brown this summer through the same ABA channel Colangelo, the chairman of the Hall, instituted in 2011 to give special attention to areas of the game he felt had become overlooked. And that same category could lead to election in the years ahead for two strong candidates from the Pacers’ ABA days, coach Bob Leonard and forward George McGinnis."

NBA.com

Also from Scott Howard-Cooper: "Roger Brown was a reserved man. He would have been gracious at the podium if he had lived to see his Hall of Fame enshrinement, those who knew him best say. Public displays of emotion were not his thing. But how could this not be a special vindication? Brown was so blatantly wronged, guilty of nothing more than questionable choice of friends, and now he is being enshrined in Springfield, Mass. Now he is part of the legacy of the game that gets celebrated."

Dayton Daily News

From Tom Archdeacon: "A high school hoops sensation from the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, the 6-foot-5 Brown came to UD in the fall of 1960 and joined a talent-laden freshman team that included Bill Chmielewski, Gordie Hatton, Chuck Izor and Jimmy Powers. A year later, the same team — minus Brown — would win the then-prestigious NIT."

Hall of Fame: Roger Brown

Roger Brown is recognized by the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Hall of Fame: Roger Brown

Roger Brown is recognized by the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Sep 4, 2013  |  00:00

Coach Vogel at Hall of Fame Enshrinement

September 8, 2013 - Pacers head coach, Frank Vogel, talks about what it means to have another Pacers player inducted and what it means to him personally to have his former boss, Rick Pitino, enshrined
Sep 8, 2013  |  01:21

Roger Brown's Hall of Fame Acceptance

September 7, 2013 - Roger Brown's daughter, Gayle Brown Mayes, gives a speech upon accepting her father's enshrinement in to the Hall of Fame.
Sep 7, 2013  |  01:21

Gayle Brown Mayes at Hall of Fame

September 7, 2013 - Gayle Brown Mayes, Roger Brown's daughter, talks about what it means to have her father inducted in to the Hall of Fame.
Sep 7, 2013  |  01:12

Roger Brown

Take a look at the Hall of Fame career of Roger Brown
Sep 4, 2013  |  00:00

Roger Brown Hall of Fame Tribute

Roger Brown's family and ABA teammates were on hand Tuesday, February 26, for a special tribute to his career and recent induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Feb 26, 2013  |  02:05

2013 Hall of Fame: Roger Brown

The Hall recognizes the late Roger Brown for his Hall of Fame career.
Sep 4, 2013  |  00:00

Roger Brown Hall of Fame Announcement

It was announced Friday that former Indiana Pacer and ABA Champion, Roger Brown, will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Feb 15, 2013  |  00:27

Mel Daniels on the ABA Pacers

Mel talks with Chris Denari about playing in the ABA and playing alongside Roger Brown, George McGinnis, and others.
Sep 7, 2012  |  03:58

Cece Daniels on Brown Induction

Cece Daniels, wife of Hall of Famer, Mel Daniels, talks to Eddie White and Pacers.com about recent inductee, Roger Brown.
Feb 15, 2013  |  01:37

Artis Gilmore on Brown Induction

Hall of Famer, Artis Gilmore, talks to Eddie White and Pacers.com about recent inductee and former Pacers player, Roger Brown.
Feb 15, 2013  |  02:32

Jerry Colangelo on Brown Induction

Chairman of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Jerry Colangelo, talks to Eddie White and Pacers.com about recent inductee and former Pacers player, Roger Brown.
Feb 15, 2013  |  01:20

George Raveling on Brown Induction

Nike’s Director of International Basketball, George Raveling, gives his thoughts on Roger Brown's inductions into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Feb 15, 2013  |  02:39