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James Brown Biography

Birth Place:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
TV sportscaster

Fast Facts

  • All-American basketball player at DeMatha Catholic High School under legendary coach Morgan Wootten
  • All-Ivy League basketball player for Harvard (1970-72) and captained the team in his final season
  • Drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in 1973, but was cut before the season began
  • Was a successful sales executive for Xerox before becoming play-by-play announcer for the NBA's Washington Bullets in 1978
  • Elected to the Harvard Sports Hall of Fame in 1997
  • Became a part owner of the Washington Nationals baseball team in 2006
  • Was named a Community Ambassador for the AARP in 2009


  • Katrina Brown -- Daughter
  • John Brown -- Father
  • Mary Ann Brown -- Mother
  • Dorothy Brown -- Wife