Jim King (basketball)

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Jim King
Personal information
Born (1941-02-07) February 7, 1941 (age 76)
Branch, Arkansas
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Fort Smith (Fort Smith, Arkansas)
College Tulsa (1960–1963)
NBA draft 1963 / Round: 2 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career 1963–1973
Position Point guard
Number 24, 21, 17
Coaching career 1973–1980
Career history
As player:
19631966 Los Angeles Lakers
19661969 San Francisco Warriors
1969–1970 Cincinnati Royals
19701973 Chicago Bulls
As coach:
1973–1975 Athletes in Action
1975–1980 Tulsa
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,377 (7.2 ppg)
Rebounds 1,500 (2.5 rpg)
Assists 1,412 (2.3 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

James Staton "Country" King (born February 7, 1941) is an American retired professional basketball player and former college coach.

A 6'2" guard from the University of Tulsa, King was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 1963 NBA draft. King played ten NBA seasons (1963–1973) with four teams: the Lakers, the San Francisco Warriors, the Cincinnati Royals, and the Chicago Bulls. He represented the Warriors in the 1968 NBA All-Star Game, and he retired with 4,377 career points.

King later coached the Tulsa Golden Hurricane from 1975 to midway to through the 1979–1980, when he resigned after four and a half seasons. The Golden Hurricane retired King's number #24.

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