Brown takes over hoops at ABQ High
were competitive and they always believed they could win a championship. I played on a Bulldog team that when you walked into the JV game, it was already full.”
Brown, who played for coach Jim Hulsman at AHS and who was inducted into the aforementioned Hall of Fame in 2008, is also a previous assistant coach to Shonn Schroer at West Mesa, and to another former Lobo, Kelvin Scarborough, at Menaul.
“I pretty much borrowed from all of the great coaches,” Brown said. “But I developed my own philosophy of coaching, just like I developed my own style of playing. I’m a student of the game, and I’m able to teach kids the basic fundamentals of basketball. And then take that, and push them to their goals.”
The 5-foot-7 Brown won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award as the nation’s best college player under six feet tall in 1994.
As for Brown’s son Amari, who already has enrolled at Cibola, Greg Brown said he didn’t know whether or not he would join him at AHS. Amari Brown may be the most highly touted freshman in the city since Cullen Neal of Eldorado and Bryce Alford of La Cueva burst onto the scene a decade ago.
Homistek said he wants to see the AHS community get behind this new hire. The new season will begin in January. The 2021 schedule has not yet been released.
“We’re just looking at filling the stands at Bulldog City once again,” Homistek said.
Brown was asked if he had any Kelly green items in his closet.
“I’ve got some Kelly green, but I’m gonna go have to stock up,” he said.
Maybe, he said laughing, he’ll come out for the first home game in a green blazer.