2014-15 was the beginning of a new era for Coach Rowsom in international coaching. After his success in the Qatarian Basketball League, Coach Rowsom decided to carry his talents back to Japan. This time, the Toshiba BraveThunder was his destination. Coach Rowsom served as the top assistant for a playoff-bound squad.
After a long season, coach Rowsom has begun planning for next seasons return. Scouting international summer leagues may bring the BraveThunder the players they need to capture the evasive NBL Championship. Will 2015-16 be the year of redemption? Stay tuned as teams are preparing for yet another exciting season in the Japanese basketball league.
The Carolina Thunder was an American Basketball Association team that played its games in Concord, North Carolina at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center. Their only season was 2004-2005 and was coached by former NBA player Brian Rowsom. The team's assistant coaches were Robert ''Jaye'' Floyd, Tim Anderson, Deshon Gaither and Derrick Hamilton.
Some of the team's roster included former NBA players Chris Robinson and Byron Dinkins. Also on the roster were 3 players who moved on to play in the NBA's developmental league (NBDL) Anthony Terrell, Anthony Wilkins and George Leach.The team was co owned by Tony Priscaro and former Pittsburgh Steeler player Duane Woodruff.
Brevard Blue Ducks
The Brevard Blue Ducks are a former USBL team playing their home schedule at the Clemente Center at Florida Tech. They have been in Brevard County for five years. The Blue Ducks won the 2003 USBL eastern Division Championship and in the 2006 season that tied their franchise best winning percentage of .733.
The last two coaches of the Blue Ducks were NBA hall of fame player Nate Archibald and former NBA player Brian Rowsom. Other former coaches have included former NBA players Donald Royal, Robert Reid and Horace Grant. The teams latest roster included players Darrell Williams, LaMarquis Blake, John Lamers, Anthony Hatcher, Jason Mclaughlin, Shawn Conley, Brian Richman, Courtney Pritchard, Adrian Malcomb, Brian Donlon and Ernest Jones as well as boxer Roy Jones Jr!
The team is owned by Entrepreneur Mike Richman.
The Indiana Pacers selected Brian, along with NBA Hall of Famer Reggie Miller in the 1987 NBA draft. Rowsom learned the game from Hall of Fame coach, Dr. Jack Ramsey. Brian's experience at the top level with legendary coaches provided him the tools to become a top-level international leader. He continues to leads teams to success through hard-work, determination, humility and maximizing on his opportunities.
At UNCW, Brian enjoyed a stellar career. His accomplishments speak for themselves.
•Three-time All-CAA selection who earned honorable mention AP All-America honors in 1987
• Ranks among the top 15 in CAA history in career points (1,974) and rebounds (1,015)
• Second-round NBA Draft pick who was a member of the first Charlotte Hornets team
Certainly, Coach Rowsom has the experience and resources to guide young players towards similar roads of success.