Dave Corzine

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Dave Corzine
Personal information
Born (1956-04-25) April 25, 1956 (age 60)
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school John Hersey
(Arlington Heights, Illinois)
College DePaul (1974–1978)
NBA draft 1978 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
Playing career 1978–1992
Position Center
Number 40, 42
Career history
As player:
19781980 Washington Bullets
19801982 San Antonio Spurs
19821989 Chicago Bulls
1989–1990 Orlando Magic
1990–1991 Seattle SuperSonics
1991–1992 Filanto Forlì
As coach:
1995–1996 Chicago Rockers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 7,615 (8.5 ppg)
Rebounds 5,262 (5.9 rpg)
Assists 1,477 (1.7 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

David John Corzine (born April 25, 1956) is an American retired professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA).


A Chicago-area native who went to John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights and DePaul University in Chicago, Corzine was the 18th overall pick of the 1978 NBA draft by the Washington Bullets. After two years with the Bullets and two more with the San Antonio Spurs, Corzine returned to his hometown to play for the Chicago Bulls for seven seasons, where he started in 285 out of 556 games played for the team.

He was then traded to the Orlando Magic for two second-round picks (which the Bulls used to select Toni Kukoč and P.J. Brown, respectively) on June 27, 1989. He began the 1989–90 season as the inaugural Orlando Magic's first starting center, but after just 3 games (where the Magic had a 2-1 record) got a serious ligament damage in his knee, and was subsequently forced to miss a lot of time.[1] He returned to play a few minutes in three late-December games the same year, but hurt the knee again, and never suited up for the team again after that. After the season, he signed with the Seattle SuperSonics as a Free Agent on October 4, 1990. At the time of his signing, his attorney, Herb Rudoy allegedly said: "Dave is excited, but he's going to get into it slowly. He's looking to play four or five more years in this league."[2] – As it turned out, most likely because of the injuries and lack of playing time, he would only play that one final season to finish his NBA career.

He averaged 8.5 points, 5.9 rebounds, 0.4 steals, and 1.0 blocks per game in the NBA, and his best season was arguably with the Chicago Bulls in 1982–83 when he averaged 14.0 points and 8.7 rebounds per game, or the 1983–84 NBA season, where he played and started all 82 games and had career-highs in many statistical categories, including steals, assists, blocks, FT% and 3-PT %.[3]