Dee Brown, a former star shooting guard for the University of Illinois, unexpectedly resigned as the director of player development with the Illini Monday.
Brown, 31, tweeted his intent to resign, which was later reported to be a result of personal issues.
After much thought, I've made the tough decision to leave my position. I will always have love for my school and basketball program.
— Dee Brown (@deebrown11) October 10, 2016
The two-time All-American guard was the Big Ten and Sporting News Player of the Year in the 2004-2005 season which Illinois was the national runner up in the NCAA Tournament. Brown scored 1,812 points in his Illini career.
Brown was named the director of player development on May 18, 2016, and his responsibilities included aiding in on-campus recruiting, making appearances at public events and leading the alumni relations program.
Before being named director of player development, Brown served as a special assistant to the athletic director at Illinois.