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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. Boston Globe

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.” Boston Globe

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. Boston Globe

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NBA rules forbid that and the last thing Brown wants is to be the reason commissioner David Stern slaps the Pistons with a hefty fine for breaking the league's code of silence. Especially since Brown is a rookie in the NBA coaching ranks. But Brown knows a thing or two about what the players are going through as they wait for the lockout to be resolved. He was on the other side of the NBA's labor fence in 1998-99, when the players were locked out for more than six months before a new Collective Bargaining Agreement was finalized and the season finally began in February. Brown was in his ninth pro season during the first lockout and that is something he can talk about. “We just tried to stay in shape,” said Brown, who in '98-99 was in his second season with Toronto after breaking into the NBA with the Boston Celtics. “We trusted everything would get done. That's all we did. There was no magic formula. When it gets done, it gets done. “That's all we did in '98.” Booth Newspapers

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Pistons coach Lawrence Frank has made two choices for his coaching staff. Former NBA players Dee Brown and Roy Rogers will sit to Frank's side whenever next season starts, a source confirmed to The Detroit News. Brown, 42, was most recently the head coach and general manager of the Springfield (Mass.) Armor in the NBA Developmental League (NBDL). Brown also coached the WNBA's Orlando Miracle and San Antonio Silver Stars. He's more known for his exploits during the 1991 Slam Dunk Contest, where he won it with his famous no-look dunk. Detroit News

September 12, 2011 Updates

Dee Brown will not return to the Springfield Armor this season. Brown told CBS 3 Springfield's Ezra Broder via e-mail that he's taking a position with the NBA's Detroit Pistons as an assistant coach. Brown was head coach and general manager of the Armor for the team's first two seasons in the NBA D-League. Springfield went 20-80 in those seasons. CBS 3 Springfield

September 3, 2011 Updates

Continuing to assemble his staff in Detroit, new Pistons coach Lawrence Frank is set to hire Dee Brown, formerly the coach of the Nets' D-League affiliate in Springfield, Mass. Avery Johnson has settled on former NBA player Shawn Respert to replace Brown. New York Daily News

September 2, 2011 Updates

Jeff Hornacek, Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo once were fierce rivals on the basketball court. They recorded a combined 64 seasons in the NBA, totaling 66,514 points and earning 27 All-Star appearances, wearing a variety of uniforms but never playing on the same team. With their competitive days behind them, though, the talented foursome have united to become ambassadors for the game that helped make their names. Joined by ex- professional players Bo Outlaw and Dee Brown, the former NBA greats are scheduled to spend four days in Johannesburg, South Africa, participating in the league’s Basketball Without Borders program. Salt Lake Tribune

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Former NBA guard Dee Brown announced through his Twitter account Thursday night that he is coming to Dallas Mavericks training camp later this month hoping to re-ignite his career. Mavs owner Mark Cuban confirmed that the 6-footer, who last year played for Maccabi Tel Aviv, will be in camp. Brown will come on a non-guaranteed contract. The Mavs have one open spot on the 15-man roster. ESPN.com

Our man Mark Followill directs us to a tweet from Dee Brown announcing that the former NBA'er will be attempting a return to the league ... complete with an invite to Mavs training camp. "I want to thank the Mavs organization for this opportunity,'' Brown says. "I'm excited ... this is what I do. ... this is my dream.'' dallasbasketball.com

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