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Crvena zvezda mts sign contract with Derrick Brown

The reigning ABA League champions have completed their first major signing for the new season.

Crvena zvezda mts team (Photo: Crvena zvezda mts)

Derrick Brown has signed contract with Crvena zvezda mts! A well-known power forward who spent 4 years in the NBA has therefore become the first newcomer in the red & white squad for the next season.

Brown will bring a huge basketball experience into the roster of the reigning ABA League champions. After spending 4 years at the Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was selected at the 2009 NBA Draft as the 40th overall pick by the Charlotte Bobcats. Brown spent two consecutive seasons playing for the Bobcats, before joining New York Knicks in March, 2011. However, his episode with the Knicks was quite short and he returned to Charlotte Bobcats for the 2011/12 season, which was his best in the NBA (averaged 8.1 points, 3.6 rebounds).

After 4 seasons and 171 games played in the NBA, Derrick Brown decided to try himself oversees, so he accepted the offer from Lokomotiv Kuban in 2012. He had stayed in the Russian powerhouse until 2015, winning the 2013 EuroCup along the way. Brown then moved to Anadolu Efes for which he had played until this summer.

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Derik Braun u Crvenoj zvezdi

Amerikanac Derik Braun novo je pojačanje KK Crvena zvezda mts!

Krilni centar visok 204 centimetara igra podjednako dobro na poziciji krilnog centra i centra, i biće ogromno pojačanje i donosi veliki kvalitet i iskustvo novom timu crveno-belih u narednoj sezoni.

31-godišnji Braun ima veliki staž igranja u NBA i evropskim klubovima koji su se takmičili u Evroligi ili borili za trofej u Evrokupu.  Od 2009.godine i nakon 4-godišnjeg staža na koledžu  „Kzejvijer" (Xavier)  igrao je 4 sezone u ekipama Šarlota (koja ga je i draftovala kao 40.pika na draftu 2009.godine) Njujork Niksa i ponovo Šarlota u sezoni 2011-2012.

Evropsku epizodu počeo je u Lokomotivi Kubanj sa kojom je kao jedan od najboljih igrača tog tima i član najbolje petorke tog takmičenja, osvojio Evrokup 2013.godine, a još dve sezone proveo je u Rusiji igrajući Evroligu u tom klubu.

Od 2015.godine član je Anadolu EFES-a, a nakon turskog kluba ovaj levoruki šuter rodom iz Ouklenda, spreman je za novu epizodu u dresu Crvene zvezde!

Derik Braun je prva akvizicija KK Crvena zvezda mts u ovogodišnjem prelaznom roku nakon produžetaka ugovora koje su potpisali Lazić, Beron, Čović i Simanić.