Currently alive, at 80 years of age.
Categories: Basketball Coach
1940 – He was born on the 14th September this year in Brooklyn, New York, United States.
1964 – He was selected for this year Summer Olympics team while leading the Wingfoots to the AAU National Championship.
1968 – He was named MVP of the ABA’s first All-Star Game.
1975 – He has been a college and professional basketball coach since this year.
1988 –He is also the only coach in history to win both an NCAA National Championship in Kansas.
2002 – He was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach on September 27 of this year.
2004 – He was also chosen as the head coach for the USA men’s basketball team at the 2004 Summer Olympics which earned a bronze medal.
2005 – The Pistons, displeased with Brown’s public flirtations with other teams, bought out the remaining years of Brown’s contract, allowing him to sign with another team.
2006 – The New York Knicks beat the Atlanta Hawks to give Brown his 1,000th win in the NBA, becoming only the 4th coach to do so joining the ranks of Lenny Wilkens, Don Nelson and Pat Riley.
2007 – The 76ers named Brown their executive vice president. He will assist President King and the team’s basketball operations department.