And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise, and said I need a caretaker, so God made Hubie Brown.
God said I need somebody to deal with Mike Breen and Mike Tirico and watch a Bobcats-Bucks game but still have the fans get something out of it so God made Hubie Brown.
God said I need somebody to sit in a locker room with Tony Allen, and hear him talk about growing up in Chicago, then dry his eyes and say maybe we can go get a slice at Lou Malnati’s when I come to town to do a game so God made Hubie Brown. I need somebody who can talk about players and look at the best parts of them rather than the worst, speak intelligently on the low post tendencies of Greg Stiemsma, and talk about the good ole days when Bob Cousy redefined creativity at the point guard position so God made Hubie Brown.
God said I need somebody strong enough to do instructional Internet videos on setting screens and reading the defense so God made Hubie Brown. I need a man who tears up at stories of his father who put him through school working as a janitor, a man who was a chief and who was called chief so God made Hubie Brown.
God said I need a man who will never shortchange a viewer, a coach, or a teammate. A man who knew the value of the team over the individual and the importance of saying “Oh, see, now you love to see that” so God made Hubie Brown. I need a man who knows what it is to earn respect and not have it be given to you. I need a man that never cheats an employer, a player, a coach listening to him at a clinic, or a fan listening to him on the television. He said he needed someone that would give people his heart everyday so God made Hubie Brown.
God said I need someone to educate the viewing public of the National Basketball Association with positivity and joy and creativity and passion and not negativity and hate. A man who can say that Gilbert Arenas is a bear going to the line and mean it so God made Hubie Brown.
A man who would laugh, and then sigh, and then reply, with smiling eyes when he hears a young boy say, “Oh see now here’s a guy who really gives you what you need offensively.”