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Hubert "Hubie" Brown

Experience has taught Hubie Brown a few things about the game of basketball. Over the past 60 years, Brown has developed a comprehensive basketball résumé while learning from and teaching some of the game’s legendary figures. After honing his skills as a coach in the high school and college game, and even two seasons as an NBA assistant with Milwaukee, Brown became the head coach of the ABA’s Kentucky Colonels from 1974-1976. He guided the Colonels to the franchise’s only championship in 1975. Known for fostering young talent, transforming struggling franchises into playoff contenders, and educating those around him, Brown was twice named NBA Coach of the Year for his efforts with the Atlanta Hawks and later the Memphis Grizzlies. A man of many and varied talents, Brown has worked for several television networks as the lead analyst and has hosted basketball clinics across the globe. 

Enshrined 2005
Born September 25, 1933 Hazelton, PA
Contributor Stats
1 ABA CHAMPIONSHIP
KENTUCKY COLONELS
1975
2x NBA COACH OF THE YEAR,
1978, 2004
2000 CURT GOWDY MEDIA
AWARD WINNER
2x NOMINATED FOR
SPORTS EMMY
1994, 1999
33 YEARS COACHING
PROFESSIONALLY
69 YEARS OF AGE
WHEN HE WAS HIRED TO COACH
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES