Brown takes over hoops at ABQ High

Albuquerque Journal - - SPORTS -

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.

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