Hubie Brown Biography
Hubie Brown is a well-known retired basketball coach and player from the United States. Hubie currently works for ESPN as an NBA Hall of Fame analyst, alongside play-by-play announcers such as Mark Jones and Mike Breen.
Additionally, he contributes to ESPN Radio’s coverage of the NBA Playoffs and Finals. He is also a two-time NBA Coach of the Year, with the honors coming 26 years apart.
Hubie Brown Age
Hubie Brown was born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, United States on September 25, 1933. He is 89 years old.
Hubie Brown Height
Hubie stands at an average height of 6ft 0in/1.83m tall.
Hubie Brown Family
Hubie’s parents raised him in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, in the United States. He was adopted at the age of three and grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in a small apartment building without a telephone. As an only child, he described his father Charlie, who worked in the shipyards, as a “demanding man”.
Husband Hubie Brown
Hubie and his wife Claire Brown are happily married. The couple have three children, Molly, Virginia and Julie, as well as a son named Brendan. Hubie Brown’s son, Brendan Brown, is a graduate of the Northwestern School of Journalism who works as a radio commentator for the New York Knicks.
Hubie Brown Education
Hubie completed his high school education at St. Mary of the Assumption in 1951. St. Mary won state championships in football, basketball and baseball throughout his high school career. He also played basketball and baseball at Niagara University. Hubie graduated with a degree in education in 1955. He shared a team with Charlie Hoxie, who later became a star for the Harlem Globetrotters, Larry Costello and Frank Layden, the former coach of the Utah Jazz.
Hubie Brown Salary
Hubie receives an annual salary of $95,459.
Hubie Brown Net Worth
Hubie’s approximate net worth is $1 million.
Hubie Brown Creer
After his release from the Hawks, he began broadcasting for USA Network’s NBA coverage, including playoff games, and CBS before joining the Knicks. Huby lent his skills to CBS once again in the 1985 NBA playoffs while still coaching the non-playoff Knicks alongside Brent Musburger.
He was hired by CBS full-time as a broadcaster in December 1986 after being fired by the Knicks, and was promoted to the second team the following season. He worked alongside Verne Lundquist as a third teamer during some regular season and postseason games.
Hubie and Dick Stockton were both hired by CBS in 1988 to take over for Billy Cunningham as the network’s chief commentator. He stayed with CBS until the end of NBA coverage after the 1990 NBA Finals and then worked in local broadcasts for the Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons before joining TNT in the early 1990s.
Huby joins ABC as their lead NBA commentator after leaving the Grizzlies. Huby worked alongside Al Michaels and Mike Breen on select regular season and playoff games, including the 2005 and 2006 NBA Finals, before being replaced as the primary commentator by both Mark Jackson and Jeff Vann Goody. He is now a play-by-play broadcaster for ABC and ESPN, working with Mark Jones and Mike Breen. Hubie also contributes to ESPN’s NBA Radio NBA Playoffs and Finals coverage.
He joined the New York Knicks in 1982, taking over for longtime coach Red Holtzman. Huby remained with the Knicks until 1986, when he was fired after a 4-12 start to the season. After playoff appearances in his first two seasons, the Knicks fell to 24-58 in 1984-85 and 23-59 in 1985-86.
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