Sacramento Kings, NBA
- Current assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings (2013-present)
- Picked 19th overall in the 1990 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics
- Beat 6x NBA All-Star Shawn Kemp to win the 1991 NBA Slam Dunk Contest
- NBA All-Rookie first-team selection (1991)
- One of six players in Jacksonville University history to have his jersey retired
- Current assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons of the NBA under head coach Lawrence Frank
Dee Brown was chosen 19th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 1990 NBA Draft. The shooting guard proceeded to play a total of 12 seasons in the NBA, eight with the Celtics, two with the Toronto Raptors and two with the Orlando Magic. With the Celtics, Dee played in all 82 regular-season games during a rookie campaign that earned him selection to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1990-91. He averaged 8.7 points and 4.2 assists to help the Celtics win the NBA Atlantic Division with a 56-26 record that season. In 11 games during the 1991 playoffs, Dee averaged 12.2 points. Dee also gained national acclaim after becoming the Slam Dunk champion during the 1991 NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte. Dee beat standout six-time NBA All-Star Shawn Kemp in the finals with his now-famous “no-look” dunk, in which he draped his right arm over his eyes in mid-air and slammed the ball with his left hand. Dee's Celtics teammates included Larry Bird, Kevin Gamble and Antoine Walker. He finished his NBA career with 6,758 total points.
Dee was selected by the Celtics right out of his college career at Jacksonville University in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. Playing from 1986 until his graduation in 1990, Dee led the Dolphins with 1,503 career points. He still holds the JU single-season steals record with 88 and still remains in the school’s top-ten list in four different stat categories. He is one of only six Dolphins players to have his jersey retired.
After his retirement from the NBA, Dee became a head coach in the WNBA for the Orlando Miracle followed by the San Antonio Silver Stars. In 2009, Dee was named the head coach and director of basketball for the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League. Dee became an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons in 2011 and is currently an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings. Dee appeared on TV as a studio analyst for ESPN in 2006 on a show called “City Slam” and was the co-host on Sirius Satellite Radio’s daily NBA talk show “Full Court Press”.