Brown, undrafted in last June's NBA draft, is hoping to follow a similar blueprint for success in Boston.
CSNNE.com has learned that Brown will be with the Celtics when training camp begins on Friday.
"He had a number of options that he considered, but ultimately felt the Celtics were the best fit, best situation for him," his agent, T.J. Doyle, told CSNNE.com on Tuesday.
The Celtics were very close to selecting him in the second round of last June's NBA draft, but instead went with Purdue combo guard E'Twaun Moore.
Ainge didn't waste much time after the draft reaching out to Brown, to reassure him that the Celtics' interest in him was still very strong.
"He (Ainge) told me I could be the Wesley Matthews of this draft," Brown told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "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."
Click here to real the full column on CSNNE. It's a solid read. So what do people think about Gilbert Brown? Next Wes Mathews or fringe NBA player?