Derrick D. Coleman (born June 21, 1967) is an American retired basketball player. Coleman was born in Mobile, Alabama, but grew up and attended high school in Detroit, and attended college at Syracuse University. He was selected first overall in the 1990 NBA draft by the New Jersey Nets.
Throughout his career, the left-handed Coleman was an effective low post scorer, averaging 16.5 points and 9.3 rebounds. He enjoyed his best years as a member of the New Jersey Nets, where he averaged 19.8 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. When Coleman entered the NBA, he was compared to elite power forwards such as Karl Malone and Charles Barkley, and expected to put up similar numbers, only with the added ability to shoot from three-point range. Instead, his career was overshadowed by numerous injuries. Sports Illustrated once remarked that "Coleman could have been the best power forward ever; instead he played just well enough to ensure his next paycheck."
His Syracuse jersey number, 44, was retired on March 5, 2006.
Coleman in 2014
|Born||June 21, 1967|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|High school||Northern (Detroit, Michigan)|
|NBA draft||1990 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall|
|Selected by the New Jersey Nets|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|1990–1995||New Jersey Nets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||12,884 (16.5 ppg)|
|Rebounds||7,232 (9.3 rpg)|
|Blocks||1,051 (1.3 bpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Coleman went on to improve during the 1991–1992 season, averaging close to 20 points and 10 rebounds a game. The Nets were an up-and-coming team as well, with young players like Coleman, Kenny Anderson, Chris Morris and Mookie Blaylock teaming up with solid veteran players like Sam Bowie, Chris Dudley, Terry Mills and Dražen Petrović. The addition of coach Chuck Daly, who won two NBA championships with the Detroit Pistons as head coach, was enough to get the Nets a winning record and into the playoffs during the 1992–1993 season. The 1993–1994 season was the peak for Coleman and the Nets during his time with the team. The Nets made it to the playoffs for the third straight season, while Coleman averaged his second straight 20 points, 10 rebounds season and was selected to represent the Nets in the All-Star game along with teammate Kenny Anderson.
Coleman's career ended during the 2004–2005 season, when he was cut by the Pistons during the season. He was one of nine NBA players that faced suspension for his role in the infamous November 2004 Pacers–Pistons brawl.
Coleman purchased a home in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, where he resided until 2010, when he moved to Detroit. After the water crisis began in Flint, Michigan, Coleman drove 65 miles daily to bring residents clean bottled water and eating utensils, which they did not have access to.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
The 1986 McDonald's All-American Boys Game was an All-star basketball game played on Sunday, April 11, 1986 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The game's rosters featured the best and most highly recruited high school boys graduating in 1986. The game was the 9th annual version of the McDonald's All-American Game first played in 1978.1986–87 Syracuse Orangemen basketball team
The 1986–87 Syracuse Orangemen basketball team represented Syracuse University in the 1986–87 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Head coach was Jim Boeheim, serving for his 11th year. The team played home games at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. The team finished with a 31-7 (12-4) record while making it to the Championship game of the NCAA tournament.
The team was led by junior Rony Seikaly and sophomore Sherman Douglas. Seniors Greg Monroe and Howard Triche, and freshman Derrick Coleman also played key roles.1989 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans
The Consensus 1989 College Basketball All-American team, as determined by aggregating the results of four major All-American teams. To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the following teams: the Associated Press, the USBWA, The United Press International and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.1990 NBA draft
The 1990 NBA draft took place on June 27, 1990, in New York City, New York. One of the standouts of this draft is Basketball Hall of Famer Gary Payton. He became a nine-time All-Star, achieved the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award in 1996, won an NBA Championship with the Miami Heat in 2006, holds many statistical records during his tenure with the now defunct Seattle SuperSonics, and was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2013.
The top pick of the draft was Syracuse's Derrick Coleman who was selected by the New Jersey Nets. In total, 52 of the 54 players selected went on to play at least one competitive game in the NBA, and six players were at some point of their career selected to play in the NBA All-Star Game. One player who had been projected to be a high lottery pick, if not potential #1 draft pick by media outlets and draft analysts was Loyola Marymount's Hank Gathers, who died of a heart condition in March 1990 during a game.1990 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans
The Consensus 1990 College Basketball All-American team, as determined by aggregating the results of four major All-American teams. To earn "consensus" status, a player must win honors from a majority of the following teams: the Associated Press, the USBWA, The United Press International and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.1990–91 NBA season
The 1990–91 NBA season was the 45th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Chicago Bulls winning their first NBA Championship, eliminating the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 1 in the NBA Finals.1990–91 New Jersey Nets season
The 1990–91 New Jersey Nets season was the Nets' 24th season in the National Basketball Association, and 15th season in East Rutherford, New Jersey. After finishing with the worst record last season, the Nets won the draft lottery and selected Derrick Coleman out of Syracuse with the first pick in the 1990 NBA draft. In the offseason, the team acquired Reggie Theus from the Orlando Magic. However, the Nets continued to struggle losing eleven consecutive games between December and January. Their movement would continue at mid-season as they acquired Dražen Petrović from the Portland Trail Blazers, and rookie Terry Mills from the Denver Nuggets. The Nets finished fifth in the Atlantic Division with a 26–56 record. Coleman had a stellar rookie season averaging 18.4 points and 10.3 rebounds per game, as he was named Rookie of The Year. Following the season, Theus retired.
For the season, the Nets changed their logo and uniforms. Their primary logo and home uniforms lasted until 1997, while their road jerseys only lasted for just one season, where they changed them to a darker blue color next season.1993–94 New Jersey Nets season
The 1993–94 New Jersey Nets season was the Nets' 27th season in the National Basketball Association, and 18th season in East Rutherford, New Jersey. During the offseason, the Nets signed free agents Kevin Edwards and Armen Gilliam, while acquiring Benoit Benjamin from the Los Angeles Lakers. Without Dražen Petrović, who died in an automobile accident during the offseason; Derrick Coleman and Kenny Anderson would both step it up, having All-Star seasons being selected for the 1994 NBA All-Star Game. The Nets got off to a rough start losing 10 of their first 14 games, as they later on traded Rumeal Robinson to the Charlotte Hornets for Johnny Newman. However, the Nets would win 8 of their final 11 games finishing third in the Atlantic Division with a 45–37 record. In the first round of the playoffs, the Nets would lose in four games to the New York Knicks. Following the season, a frustrated Chuck Daly stepped down as head coach after clashing with Coleman and Anderson, and Newman signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks.1998–99 Charlotte Hornets season
The 1998–99 NBA season was the eleventh season for the Charlotte Hornets in the National Basketball Association. During the offseason, the Hornets signed free agents Derrick Coleman, Chuck Person and Eldridge Recasner. After a four-month lockout wiped out half the season, the Hornets began their season dealing with injuries, as Anthony Mason was lost for the entire season with a biceps injury suffered in practice a few days before the start of the season. Glen Rice was also out with an elbow injury and demanded a trade. The Hornets struggled losing eight of their first nine games, which led to a disappointing 4–11 start to the season as head coach Dave Cowens was replaced with Paul Silas.
A few days later, Rice was traded along with J.R. Reid, and B.J. Armstrong to the Los Angeles Lakers for All-Star guard Eddie Jones, and Elden Campbell. The team improved under Silas posting a 22–13 record, including a nine-game winning streak in April. The Hornets finished fifth in the Central Division with a 26–24 record. However, they failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since the 1995–96 season. The Hornets finished sixth the NBA in attendance for the season. Following the season, Person signed with the Seattle SuperSonics. Despite their above .500 record, they failed to qualify for the postseason.2000–01 Charlotte Hornets season
The 2000–01 NBA season was the thirteenth season for the Charlotte Hornets in the National Basketball Association. During the offseason, the Hornets acquired Jamal Mashburn, P.J. Brown and Otis Thorpe from the Miami Heat, and re-signed free agent Hersey Hawkins. With the acquisitions of Mashburn and Brown along with veterans David Wesley and Elden Campbell, plus an increased role for second-year guard Baron Davis, the Hornets finished the season third in the Central Division with a 46–36 record, and qualified for their sixth Playoff appearance. In the playoffs, the players all wore headbands to show team unity as they swept the 3rd-seeded Miami Heat in three straight games in the Eastern Conference First Round. However, they were eliminated by the Milwaukee Bucks three games to four in the Conference Semifinals after taking a 3–2 series lead. Following the season, Derrick Coleman was traded back to the Philadelphia 76ers, second-year forward Eddie Robinson signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls, and Hawkins and Thorpe both retired.
The Hornets finished twenty-first in the NBA in attendance for the season.2001–02 Philadelphia 76ers season
The 2001–02 NBA season was the 76ers 53rd season in the National Basketball Association, and 39th season in Philadelphia. The 76ers were coming off of an NBA Finals defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers, in which they won Game 1, but lost the next 4 games. During the offseason, the Sixers re-acquired Derrick Coleman from the Charlotte Hornets in a three-team trade, acquired Matt Harpring from the Cleveland Cavaliers and signed free agent Derrick McKey. Having won the Eastern Conference Championship last season, reigning MVP Allen Iverson, Sixth Man Aaron McKie, and point guard Eric Snow were all sidelined due to injuries as the Sixers lost their first five games. Also just four games into the season, center Matt Geiger retired. However, when their players returned, they won seven in a row after their bad start, and climbed back into playoff connection finishing fourth in the Atlantic Division with a 43–39 record. Iverson and Dikembe Mutombo were both selected for the 2002 NBA All-Star Game, which Philadelphia hosted and Iverson wore number #6 in honor of Julius Erving.
However, the Sixers lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Boston Celtics in five games. Following the season, Mutombo was traded to the New Jersey Nets, Harpring signed as a free agent with the Utah Jazz and McKey retired.2011 UCLA Bruins football team
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On November 25, 2011, with Colorado's defeat of Utah, the Bruins were declared the South Division champions. On November 28, 2011, UCLA announced that it had fired Neuheisel but would allow him to coach his final game in the first Pac-12 Football Championship Game on December 2, 2011. The Bruins were then defeated 49–31 in that game by Oregon at Autzen Stadium. The season concluded with a loss to Illinois, 20–14, in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl and completed a 6–8 overall record (5–4 in the Pac-12). With the loss to Illinois, UCLA became the first bowl-eligible team to ever lose eight games.
The radio broadcast team members on flagship station KLAC-AM 570 were Chris Roberts, play-by-play; Matt Stevens, analyst; and Wayne Cook, sidelines.Bonnie Sloan
Bonnie Ryan Sloan (born June 1, 1948) is an American former NFL player who was the first of three deaf football players in National Football League history.
Sloan played four games at defensive tackle for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1973 season.
A native of Lebanon, Tennessee, Sloan starred at Austin Peay State University. He was a 10th round selection (242nd overall pick) of the 1973 NFL Draft by the Cardinals, who released him after that one season due to a knee injury.Former Denver Bronco Kenny Walker followed him into the NFL, in the early 1990s, followed by current Falcon Derrick Coleman.Brooklyn Nets
The Brooklyn Nets are an American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The Nets compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team plays its home games at Barclays Center. They are one of two NBA teams located in New York City; the other is the New York Knicks. The team was established in 1967 as a charter franchise of the NBA's rival league, the American Basketball Association (ABA). They played in New Jersey as the New Jersey Americans during their first season, before moving to Long Island in 1968 and changing their name to the New York Nets. During this time, the Nets won two ABA championships (in 1974 and 1976). In 1976, the ABA merged with the NBA, and the Nets were absorbed into the NBA along with three other ABA teams (the San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, and Denver Nuggets, all of whom remain in the league today).
In 1977, the team returned to New Jersey and played as the New Jersey Nets from 1977 to 2012. During this time, the Nets won two consecutive Eastern Conference championships (in the 2001–02 and 2002–03 seasons), but failed to win a league title. In the summer of 2012, the team moved to Barclays Center, and took its current geographic name.Brooklyn Nets accomplishments and records
The Brooklyn Nets are an American professional basketball franchise based in Brooklyn, New York. The team plays in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA).Derrick (name)
Derrick is both a masculine given name and a surname. Notable people with the name include:
Derrick Adkins (born 1970), American 400 m hurdles world and Olympic champion
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Derrick Bird, the perpetrator of the 2010 Cumbria shootings
Derrick Bostrom (born 1960), original drummer for the band Meat Puppets
Derrick Brew (born 1977), American 4 × 100 m relay runner
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Derrick Christie (born 1957), retired English footballer
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Derrick Todd Lee (born 1968), convicted serial killer
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Derrick Sherwin (born 1936), British television producer, writer, and actor best known for his work on the Dr. Who series
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Albert Derrick (footballer, born 1908) (1908–1975), Welsh football forward
Albert Derrick (footballer, born 1939), his son, Welsh football inside forward
Chris Derrick, American collegiate distance runner
Christopher Derrick (1921–2007), English Catholic writer
Edward Holbrook Derrick (1898–1976), Australian pathologist
Kimberly Derrick (born 1985), American short track speed skater
Thomas Derrick, English executioner, for whom the derrick device is named
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Derrick Lamont Coleman (born October 18, 1990) is an American football fullback who is currently a free agent. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Minnesota Vikings in 2012. He played college football for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Coleman is the first legally deaf offensive player in the NFL.Eldridge Recasner
Eldridge David Recasner (born December 14, 1967) is an American retired professional basketball player. In college, he was a three-time All-Pac-10 Conference guard for the Washington Huskies men's basketball team. After college, he played in a variety of professional leagues such as the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), Europe and the Philippine Basketball Association before entering the NBA. He subsequently played for several National Basketball Association (NBA) teams including the Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers.
In the 1994–95 season, his fifth season after college, he earned the CBA MVP award while leading the Yakima Sun Kings to the league championship. After that CBA season was completed, he signed to play in the NBA at the end of the 1994–95 NBA season for the Nuggets. The following season, he earned a spot on the roster of the two-time defending champion Rockets. He played in the NBA for seven more seasons. He had a career 41% three-point shot field goal percentage and 89% free throw percentage in eight NBA seasons. In each of his first four full seasons in the NBA, he shot at least 40% from the three-point line, but he suffered injuries as a passenger during an accident in an automobile driven by Derrick Coleman before the 1999–2000 season and never achieved the same level of success after the accident. He later became an assistant coach for the Sioux Falls Skyforce.Tim Perry
Timothy D. Perry (born June 4, 1965) is an American professional basketball player, formerly in the NBA.
Following a college career at Temple University, Perry was selected seventh overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 1988 NBA Draft. Through eight NBA seasons, he averaged 6.8 points and 4 rebounds per game. Charles Barkley claims in Sir Charles: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles Barkley that the Suns had to trade Perry to Philadelphia in 1992 because he was #34, Barkley's number. Perry appeared in three NBA Slam Dunk Contests, finishing 5th in 1989, 7th in 1993, and 5th in 1995.
Perry later became an assistant coach for Holy Family University, Pennsylvania of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference in NCAA Division II. In 2011, he received a degree in liberal studies from Neumann University.On the October 25, 2017 broadcast of NBA Gametime on the NBA Channel, Dr. Shaquille O'Neal claimed that he had been "dunked on" only three times in his 20-year NBA career. Shaq said he had been dunked on by Michael Jordan, Derrick Coleman, and Tim Perry.