Len Elmore

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Len Elmore
Len Elmore by David Shankbone.jpg
Personal information
Born (1952-03-28) March 28, 1952 (age 69)
New York City, New York
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolPower Memorial Academy
(New York City, New York)
CollegeMaryland (1971–1974)
NBA draft1974 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
Playing career1974–1984
PositionCenter / Power forward
Number41, 44
Career history
19741979Indiana Pacers
1979–1980Kansas City Kings
1980–1981Milwaukee Bucks
19811983New Jersey Nets
1983–1984New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points3,948 (6.0 ppg)
Rebounds3,360 (5.1 rpg)
Blocks674 (1.0 bpg)
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Leonard J. Elmore (born March 28, 1952) is an American sportscaster, lawyer and former National Basketball Association (NBA) player.

Elmore has served as a college basketball analyst for ESPN and Fox Sports and has served in the same capacity for CBS Sports' coverage of the NCAA Tournament and NBA.

Early life and NBA career[edit]

Elmore attended Power Memorial Academy in New York City, leading its basketball team to the City championship and the "Number 1 Team in the Nation" in 1970. He graduated from the University of Maryland College Park in 1974 where he was a three-time All-ACC player and an All-American in 1974. He is still Maryland's all-time leading rebounder, in both total rebounds and rebounding average. In 2002, Elmore was selected to the ACC 50th Anniversary men's basketball team, honoring him as one of the 50 greatest players in ACC history.

Elmore is a ten-year veteran of the NBA having played for the Indiana Pacers, Kansas City Kings (currently known as the Sacramento Kings), Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets (Brooklyn Nets), New York Knicks, and he also played two seasons with the Pacers when they were in the ABA.

Broadcasting career[edit]

In 1990, Elmore served as the color commentator for CBS' number-two NBA broadcasting team (behind Dick Stockton and Hubie Brown), calling much of the Western Conference Playoff action alongside play-by-play man Verne Lundquist. He was also paired with Kevin Harlan for the first season for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA. In 1992, Elmore alongside Lundquist, called the legendary East Regional Final between Duke and Kentucky, which ended with Duke's Christian Laettner's game-winning shot.

Elmore posted on his Twitter account that he was one of over 100 employees at ESPN that were laid off in April 2017.[1]

Law career[edit]

Elmore received a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1987 and began his law career as a prosecutor, serving as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York.

Aside from his announcing duties, Elmore also previously served as Senior Counsel with LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae in New York City, where he currently resides and is the president of the National Basketball Retired Players Association. He also is a member of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.

Elmore teaches Seminar in Sports Media and Athlete Activism and Social Justice in Columbia University's Master of Science Program in Sports Management.


  1. ^ "Len Elmore on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-04-26.