March 9, 1961 |
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||Corliss (Chicago, Illinois)|
|NBA draft||1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|Number||4, 5, 20|
|1983–1986||New York Knicks|
|1995–1996||Toronto Raptors (assistant)|
|1999–2000||Rockford Lightning (CBA)|
|2004–2008||New Orleans Hornets (assistant)|
|2008–2011||Detroit Pistons (assistant)|
|2012–2014||New York Knicks (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||6,389 (8.9 ppg)|
|Assists||3,276 (4.6 apg)|
|Steals||1,090 (1.5 spg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Darrell Walker (born March 9, 1961) is an American professional basketball coach and retired player. At 6'4" (1.93 m) and 180 lb (82 kg), he played as a guard. He attended Chicago's Corliss High School.
After playing college basketball at Westark Community College and the University of Arkansas, Walker was selected by the New York Knicks with the 12th pick in the first round of the 1983 NBA Draft. Over a ten-year career, he played for five teams – the Knicks, the Denver Nuggets, the Washington Bullets, the Detroit Pistons, and the Chicago Bulls. Walker is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
Walker was selected to the 1984 NBA All-Rookie team, and was among the league leaders during his career in assists and steals. His best season was in 1989–90 with the Washington Bullets when he averaged 9.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game. He won an NBA title with the Chicago Bulls in his final season.
Walker has served as head coach for two different teams—the Toronto Raptors and the Washington Wizards. He was the Raptors' second coach, following Brendan Malone, and led the team for a season and a half. In 2000, he replaced the fired Gar Heard in Washington for half a season (the first coaching "call up" in history, having previously been the coach of the Rockford Lightning of the CBA), but was then replaced by Leonard Hamilton the next year. He remained in Washington as director of player personnel and later head scout before joining the Hornets as assistant coach.
Head coaching record
|Regular season||G||Games coached||W||Games won||L||Games lost||W–L %||Win-loss %|
|Post season||PG||Playoff games||PW||Playoff wins||PL||Playoff losses||PW–L %||Playoff win-loss %|
|Toronto||1996–97||82||30||52||.366||8th in Central||–||–||–||–||Missed Playoffs|
- "Washington fires head coach Gar Heard". CNN. January 31, 2000.
- "Jim Todd, Darrell Walker join Knicks interim coach Mike Woodson’s staff as assistants". Associated Press. 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2012-03-17.[dead link]