Gilbert Brown, an undrafted guard from the University of Pittsburgh, came to town to meet with the Boston Celtics coaching staff. Brown was a "flip of a coin" away from being drafted by Boston at No. 55 overall.
"I'm definitely encouraged that the Celtics were interested," Brown told the Post-Gazette. "I was talking to them all day. They said it was the flip of a coin [between Moore and Brown] when it came time to make the pick." (via WEEI)
Brown averaged 11.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists as a fifth-year senior at Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, Brown can not sign a contract with the Celtics until labor negotiations are complete. He intends to play in Germany if there is a lockout, but is seriously considering joining the Celtics once the new CBA is worked out.
"Of all the teams I worked out for, Danny was the most excited to have me in. He really feels like I can make their team and contribute the first year. He was really confident in my ability. He felt like I stood out in my workout."