Even at age 37, Marcus Brown, has the skills to play one or even two more seasons but today Brown has decided to put away his uniform in exchange for a suit and tie and move on to professional leadership in the area of sports and basketball.
Without question, Marcus Brown has had one of the most illustrious careers of any player in european basketball history. He has won a combined twenty-one (21) National Championships and National Cups. He has played in three (3) Euroleague Final Fours. He has won seven (7) MVP’s in four different countries.
He has been voted on the all-star teams each year for every single country he has played and he has played in seven different countries. Today, Marcus Brown stands as the Euroleague’s all-time leading scorer and he is also all time leader in free throws made and percentage.
Just this past summer Brown was tilted “The King of Europe” in an article by ESPN Magazine and the Bleacher Sports Report ranked Brown within the top 5 U.S. Athletes to ever play abroad.
Moreover, within the last months, Marcus Brown has gone into the Hall of Fame for his NCAA collegiate career at Murray State University and it is no wonder why the Euroleague will be honoring Brown next week at the Euroleague’s season opener in Kaunas, Lithaunia with the team he last played for BC Zalgiris.
“I want to say to all the fans in every country and all the folks at the Euroleague thanks from the bottom of my heart for supporting me,” Brown said from his West Memphis, Arkansas home. “I also give a special thanks to what could be the best basketball fans in europe BC Zalgiris and all of the Lithuanians. This is no doubt an emotional time for me,” Brown continued to say.
Marcus Brown in a fittingly way will retire formally on Monday, October 17, 2011 in BC Zalgiris new arena during half-time of the season opening game where he played and won championships for both teams BC Zalgiris and PBC CSKA Moscow.