Derrick Coleman Speaker Profile
Former Forward for the New Jersey Nets
Derrick Coleman Biography
Derrick Coleman was born June 21, 1967, in Mobile, Alabama and is a retired basketball player in the NBA. Coleman grew up and attended high school in Detroit, Michigan 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 has been an effective low post scorer with a reliable perimeter shooting touch, averaging 16.5 points and 9.3 rebounds through his career. 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. However, despite those impressive numbers, Coleman is often regarded as a poster boy for unrealized potential. 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. His Syracuse jersey number, 44, was retired on March 5, 2006. He is currently working as a developer and entrepreneur in Detroit, Michigan.
Coleman was drafted in 1990 after a successful college career that was also fueled by controversy due to his reckless behavior. However, he had a solid rookie season and went on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 1991.
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 Croatian Drazen Petrovic, the Nets top player who looked to be on his way to becoming an NBA legend. The addition of coach Chuck Daly, who took the Detroit Pistons to win two NBA championships, 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 reign. 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. It would be the only All-Star game that Coleman would ever play in during his NBA career.
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Posted on 13 May 2014 | 6:43 pm
Seattle Seahawks running back Derrick Coleman has been named the keynote speaker for the South Seattle College 2014 graduation ceremony to be held at 7:30 p.m. on June 18 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Washington. South's 44th graduation ceremony will honor the achievements of over 800 students who have earned degrees or certificates. Coleman became an internet sensation in January when...[Read More]
Posted on 13 May 2014 | 6:36 pm
Recently crowned Super Bowl champion Derrick Coleman has agreed to an endorsement deal with Starkey Hearing Technologies. As the only legally deaf offensive player in NFL history, Coleman has used Starkey products throughout his career, and he will now serve as a 'hearing ambassador' for the company and promote the benefits of the US-owned brand. Coleman became an internet sensation...[Read More]
Posted on 1 April 2014 | 11:46 am
Over 700,00 loud Seahawks fans cranked up the volume Wednesday, cheering, chanting and going berserk during a parade and ceremony to celebrate the first Super Bowl victory in the history of the Seattle Seahawks franchise. The mood in Seattle was electrified as the parade featuring the NFL champions began near the Space Needle and made its way to CenturyLink Field, the home of the...[Read More]
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