MANILA, Philippines – Filipino basketball great Ricardo Brown will be visiting the Philippines, 22 years since he last played in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).
Known as “The Quick Brown Fox,” he is best known for his stint with San Miguel Beer where he won a total of 7 championships during his PBA career.
Sports analyst Bill Velasco told dzMM’s Sports Talk that Brown will be arriving in Manila this July.
“He personally wanted to come home... and will have a meet-and-greet with his fans,” said Velasco.
Before playing pro basketball in the Philippines , the 6’1” point guard was drafted by the Houston Rockets in the 3rd Round of the 1979 NBA Draft.
Later he returned to college basketball at Pepperdine University , before suiting up for the Philippine team-Northern Cement that won the 1980 Jones Cup in Taiwan .
He then joined the PBA and was the first Filipino-American to play as a "local" in the league.
He won the 1983 Rookie of the Year award and nabbed the PBA Most Valuable Player plum two years later.
He earned the moniker “The Quick Brown Fox” because of his ability to elude his defenders while scoring points or passing assists.
Brown currently serves as Principal of Ross Middle School in Artesia , California.