Doug Overton

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Doug Overton
Personal information
Born (1969-08-03) August 3, 1969 (age 47)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Career information
High school Dobbins Technical
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College La Salle (1987–1991)
NBA draft 1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career 1991–2005
Position Point guard
Number 14, 11, 9, 20, 24, 2
Career history
As player:
1991–1992 Rockford Lightning
1992 Illawarra Hawks
19921995 Washington Bullets
1995–1996 Denver Nuggets
19961998 Philadelphia 76ers
1999 Orlando Magic
1999 New Jersey Nets
1999 Philadelphia 76ers
19992000 Boston Celtics
2000–2001 Kansas City Knights
2001 Charlotte Hornets
2001 New Jersey Nets
2001–2002 Kansas City Knights
2002 FC Barcelona
2002 New Jersey Nets
2003 Sioux Falls Skyforce
2003–2004 Los Angeles Clippers
2005 Michigan Mayhem
As coach:
2006–2008 St. Joseph's (assistant)
2008–2013 New Jersey / Brooklyn Nets (assistant)
2013–2014 Springfield Armor
2016–present Lincoln (PA)
Career highlights and awards
  • 3× First-team All-MAAC (1989–1991)
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,253 (4.5 ppg)
Rebounds 654 (1.3 rpg)
Assists 1,038 (2.1 apg)
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Douglas M. "Doug" Overton (born August 3, 1969) is an American retired professional basketball player and former coach.

Playing career[edit]

Prior to his NBA career, Overton spent a season with the Illawarra Hawks of the Australian NBL.[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 different 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[edit]

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.


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