Magic Name Dee Brown Community Ambassador
Orlando, FL - As part of their continued commitment to the community efforts, the Orlando Magic today have named Dee Brown to the newly created position of Community Ambassador. In this role, Brown will represent the organization at various events, while supporting the community relations, fan relations, and broadcasting departments.
A 12-year NBA veteran, Brown also currently serves as an NBA analyst for ESPN after winning ESPN's Dream Job 3 competition. He is also the host of ESPN's City Slam, a show that travels the country searching for the best streetball dunker and three-point shooter.
Originally selected in the first round (19th overall) by Boston in the 1990 NBA Draft, Brown appeared in 608 regular season games during his NBA career with Boston, Toronto and Orlando, averaging 11.1 ppg., 3.7
apg., 2.6 rpg. and 1.32 stlpg. in 27.7 minpg. He also played in 31 career playoff outings, averaging 10.3 ppg., 3.6 apg. and 2.8 rpg. in 25.2 minpg.
During his rookie campaign (1990-91), Brown was named to the NBA's All-Rookie First Team, compiling the third-highest point total of all NBA rookies. At the 1991 NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, he garnered national attention with his signature "no-look" dunk and by pumping up his Reeboks while capturing the Slam Dunk championship.
After spending the first seven-plus seasons of his NBA career in Boston, Brown was traded to Toronto on Feb. 18, 1998. He led the NBA in three-point field goals made (135) and attempted (349) during the 1998-99 season. Brown spent his final two seasons as a member of the Magic.
Following his playing career, Brown joined the Magic front office as a special assistant to Magic operations, where he worked closely with several departments. In November of 2002, Brown was named director of player development. He worked with both basketball and business operations, overseeing all player programs and providing leadership support as it related to both organizational goals and player development.
During the summer of 2002, Brown was named head coach and director of player personnel for the Orlando Miracle of the WNBA. In his first season, Brown directed the Miracle to a 16-16 record and tied the franchise record for most wins in a season. He also served as head coach of the San Antonio Silver Stars in 2004.
Brown and his wife, Tammy, are involved in numerous charity organizations throughout Central Florida, including New Hope for Kids, B.E.T.A. Center and the Orange County Rescue Mission. Brown is a special limited partner with Grace Venture Partners, a firm which specializes in providing equity financing for the commercialization of
military technologies. He serves on the Board of Directors for the UCF Foundation, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida and the National Advisory Board for the DeVos Sport Management Program at the University
of Central Florida. Brown was also named a YMCA 2002 Black Achiever.
A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Brown and his wife, Tammy, reside in Windermere, Fla., have three daughters, Alexis (10), Alyssa (8) and Alanni (3), and one newborn son, Anakin.