Darryl Middleton

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Darryl Middleton
Middleton with CB Lucentum Alicante.
CSKA Moscow
Position Assistant coach
League VTB United League
Personal information
Born (1966-07-21) July 21, 1966 (age 51)
New York City, New York
Nationality American / Spanish
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school William Cullen Bryant
(Queens, New York)
College Baylor (1984–1988)
NBA draft 1988 / Round: 3 / Pick: 68th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career 1988–2014
Position Power forward
Number 7, 11, 44
Coaching career 2014–present
Career history
As player:
1988–1989 Çukurova Sanayi
1989–1991 Aresium Milan
1991–1992 Girona
1992–1994 Caja San Fernando
1994–1996 FC Barcelona
1996–1998 Girona
1998–1999 Joventut Badalona
1999–2000 Girona
2000–2005 Panathinaikos
2005–2006 Dynamo Saint Petersburg
2006–2011 Girona
2011 Valencia Basket
2011–2012 Girona
2012–2013 CB Lucentum Alicante
2013–2014 CB Benidorm
As coach:
2014–present CSKA Moscow (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

As a player:

As an assistant coach:

Darryl Bryan Middleton (born July 21, 1966) is an American former professional basketball player and current assistant coach for CSKA Moscow of the VTB United League. Standing at 6'8" (2.03 m), he played at the power forward position. He holds the record for being the oldest player to ever play a game in the history of the Spanish ACB League.[1] He also holds a Spanish passport.

College career[edit]

Middleton played college basketball with the Baylor Bears.

Professional career[edit]

Middleton, at Girona.

After college, Middleton was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the 3rd round (68th overall) of the 1988 NBA draft. However, he never played in the NBA. He did however, have a prosperous basketball career in Europe, with teams such as: Çukurova Sanayi, Aresium Milan, Girona, FC Barcelona, Joventut Badalona, Caja San Fernando, Panathinaikos, and Dynamo Saint Petersburg.

He won three Spanish League Most Valuable Player awards (1992, 1993, 2000). He also won two Spanish League championships (1995, 1996), while playing with FC Barcelona. From 2000 to 2005, Middleton played with Panathinaikos, and with them he won four Greek League championships (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005), two Greek Cups (2003, 2005), and the 2001–02 Euroleague championship. In 2007, Middleton won the FIBA EuroCup, while playing with Girona.

He then continued to play with Girona, as part of the re-founded Sant Josep. In March 2011, he signed a contract with Valencia Basket.[2]

After Girona, he signed with CB Lucentum Alicante. Lucentum Alicante, despite having finished in 6th place in the Liga ACB, and having earned the right to play in European-wide league, sold their place in the top Spanish League, and played instead in the Spanish 2nd Division LEB Oro, during the 2012–13 season. This was due to financial issues.[3] Middleton was a part of the team during that season, and he helped them to finish in 3rd place in the Spanish 2nd Division, and after winning in the league's playoffs, they earned a return to the top-tier level Liga ACB.[4]

In October 2013, at the age of 47, Middleton signed with Servigroup Benidorm of the Liga EBA, the Spanish fourth division league.

Coaching career[edit]

In June 2014, Middleton was appointed as an assistant coach for Dimitrios Itoudis in the Russian team CSKA Moscow.[5]


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