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Clutch City: Chucky Brown

POSTED: Jun 4, 2015 1:34 PM ET

By Fran Blinebury


NBA journeyman Chucky Brown crafted a key role -- and won a championship ring -- on the 1995 Rockets.

"Clutch City" will air at 9 p.m. ET Monday, June 8, on NBA TV. Produced by the Sports Emmy Award-winning NBA TV Originals, "Clutch City" examines the Houston Rockets' 1993-94 and 1994-95 NBA Championship teams.

These are the then-and-now stories of some of the standout players from those teams:

Name: Chucky Brown

Position: Forward

Stats in 1994-95 season: 6.1 ppg, 0.7 apg, 4.6 rpg, 0.3 spg

His part in Clutch City: The itinerant basketball professional, Brown shares the record for playing on the most different NBA teams in his career -- 12. He also played briefly in Italy and for two different teams in the Continential Basketball Association. Brown became the second player ever to win championships in the CBA and NBA in the same season (1995) when he suited up for the Yakima Sun Kings and then signed on as a free agent in Houston. When Carl Herrera needed shoulder surgery, Brown became a key member of the rotation as a defender and rebounder. His big contribution was in Game 5 of the 1995 West semifinals. Brown had 15 points and eight rebounds while Clyde Drexler was sick.

After Clutch City: He was traded along with Robert Horry, Sam Cassell and Mark Bryant to Phoenix for Charles Barkley in 1996 and then played for eight more teams until he retired in Sacramento in 2002. Brown lives in Cary, N.C. and now works as a scout for the New Orleans Pelicans. He was previously a coach in the NBA D-League with the Roanoke Dazzle and L.A. D-Fenders.