Doug Overton
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Doug Overton

Doug Overton
Personal information
Born (1969-08-03) August 3, 1969 (age 51)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolDobbins Technical
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
CollegeLa Salle (1987-1991)
NBA draft1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career1991-2005
PositionPoint guard
Number14, 11, 9, 20, 24, 2
Career history
As player:
1991-1992Rockford Lightning
1992Illawarra Hawks
1992-1995Washington Bullets
1995-1996Denver Nuggets
1996-1998Philadelphia 76ers
1999Orlando Magic
1999New Jersey Nets
1999Philadelphia 76ers
1999-2000Boston Celtics
2000-2001Kansas City Knights
2001Charlotte Hornets
2001New Jersey Nets
2001-2002Kansas City Knights
2002FC Barcelona
2003Sioux Falls Skyforce
2003-2004Los Angeles Clippers
2005Michigan Mayhem
As coach:
2006-2008St. Joseph's (assistant)
2008-2013New Jersey / Brooklyn Nets (assistant)
2013-2014Springfield Armor
2016-presentLincoln (PA)
Career highlights and awards
  • 3× First-team All-MAAC (1989-1991)
Career NBA statistics
Points2,253 (4.5 ppg)
Rebounds654 (1.3 rpg)
Assists1,038 (2.1 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Douglas M. Overton (born August 3, 1969) is an American retired professional basketball player and coach.

Playing career

Prior to his NBA career, Overton spent a season with the Illawarra Hawks of the Australian NBL. He credits his experience playing in Australia as the reason he was able to make the NBA during a podcast with aussiehoopla.com [1]

Overton was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the 2nd round (40th overall) of the 1991 NBA draft. A 6'3" (1.90 m) point guard from La Salle University, Overton played in 11 NBA seasons for 8 teams. He played for the Washington Bullets, Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, New Jersey Nets, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers.

In his NBA career, Overton played in 499 games and scored a total of 2,253 points.

Coaching career

In May 2006, Overton was named assistant men's basketball coach at Saint Joseph's University.[2] He became an assistant coach for the NBA's New Jersey Nets (now Brooklyn Nets) in 2008.[3] He was also named Nets Player Development Coach prior to the 2010-11 season.[4] In August 2013, he was named head coach of the D-League's Springfield Armor.[5]Now coaches Lincoln University men's basketball in Oxford, Pennsylvania.

References

  1. ^ Doug Overton (Illawarra Hawks) the first player to leap to NBA from the NBL
  2. ^ St. Joe's hires former La Salle star as assistant - Men's College Basketball - ESPN
  3. ^ Nets Name Doug Overton Assistant Coach
  4. ^ NETS Name Doug Overton Player Development Coach
  5. ^ "Armor Name Doug Overton as Head Coach". Archived from the original on August 22, 2013. Retrieved 2013.

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