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Brown said he was not embittered by the incident. “My experience, other than the initial one, which I don’t think had anything to do [with racism], it was a case of mistaken identity,” he said. “There’s tension in Boston like there’s tension in New York, tension everywhere else. I really don’t get too caught up in it. The fans are great. They love their Celtics. They love their Bruins and their Patriots.
Brown believes they should. “As everyone knows when I first got here, I had an incident in Wellesley with the police, it was 1990, it was quite a while ago, but after that I never had a problem in Boston,” he said. “My wife’s from Cambridge. I’ve still got family up here. I love Boston. I’m always a Celtics’ diehard, always will be. Played here for eight years. “The thing is, the change happened when KG [Kevin Garnett] came, Paul [Pierce] was here for a long time. Ray [Allen], [Rajon] Rondo, those guys. The second wave of stars after the ’90s. I think they can get free agents here, I really do.”
Brown is known as much for a mistaken-identity incident with the police in 1990 as he is for streaking to the basket for that dunk a few months later. On Sept. 21, 1990, Brown, entering his rookie season with the Celtics, was stopped by Wellesley police after being mistaken for a bank robber. He and his then fiancée faced drawn guns from five police officers after a secretary at the bank identified Brown as the potential robber. The description was of a light-skinned man between 6 feet and 6-2. Brown is brown-skinned and 6-1. Brown and his fiancée weren’t released until Brown showed his identification, but the incident reverberated around the country, especially in NBA circles, concerning race relations in Boston.
24 Dec 14
The dunk contest is less than a week away, and while Ben McLemore could be seen practicing with Dee Brown, an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings and 1991 dunk champion, John Wall hasn’t had a chance to work on his repertoire.
The Sacramento Kings today announced the team has hired Dee Brown to serve as Director of Player Development and assistant coach, joining Brendan Malone, Chris Jent and Micah Nori on Head Coach Michael Malone’s bench.