Hubie deserves Hall pass for teaching prowess

Updated: September 12, 2005, 10:33 AM ET
By Ken Shouler | ESPN.com

Hubie Brown goes into the Hall of Fame today as a contributor. The honor befits the former high school math teacher from Fairlawn, N.J., who taught basketball as a coach for 16 years and again as a broadcaster.

Brown has also been the unofficial master of oratory at basketball clinics.

"He took speeches and clinics to a different level," Chuck Daly said. "He took it to Broadway."

But if Brown hadn't delivered a single up-tempo lecture and had never broadcast a quarter ...

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