Bulls hire Mike Brown as assistant coach
The Chicago Bulls today named Michael Brown assistant coach. Brown joins Ron Adams, Pete Myers and Mike Wilhelm to round out Jim Boylan’s coaching staff.
“Michael’s main responsibility will be working with Pete Myers and focusing on the continued development of our young big men,” said Bulls Interim Head Coach Jim Boylan. “His experience as a player in the NBA, and as a coach in the NBDL, will be a welcome addition to our staff and our team.”
Brown, 44, comes to the Bulls with five years of coaching experience. He spent four seasons in the NBA Development League, two seasons as an assistant coach with the Roanoke Dazzle, and two years as the head coach of the Fayetteville Patriots. Prior to his time in the D-League, he spent one year with the ABA’s Las Vegas Slam.
A veteran of 11 NBA seasons, including two with the Chicago Bulls (1986-87, 1987-88), Brown was Chicago’s third-round pick (69th overall) in the 1985 NBA Draft. During his time in the NBA, he also played for Utah, Minnesota, Philadelphia and Phoenix. He retired following the 1996-97 season and finished with career averages of 5.0 ppg and 4.4 rpg in 626 NBA games.
A native of Newark, N.J., Brown graduated from George Washington University with a degree in criminal justice. He finished his collegiate career with the Colonials ranked second in scoring (1,916) and rebounding (1,066). While at GW, he was a three-time All-Atlantic 10 selection and led the A-10 in rebounding three years in a row. He was inducted into the George Washington Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994 and was selected to the Colonials All-Century Basketball Team.