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March 28, 1952 |
New York City, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Power Memorial Academy
(New York City, New York)
|NBA draft||1974 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall|
|Selected by the Washington Bullets|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
|1979–1980||Kansas City Kings|
|1981–1983||New Jersey Nets|
|1983–1984||New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career ABA and NBA statistics|
|Points||3,948 (6.0 ppg)|
|Rebounds||3,360 (5.1 rpg)|
|Blocks||674 (1.0 bpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Early life and NBA career
He 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 an eight-year veteran of the NBA having played for the Indiana Pacers, Kansas City Kings (presently Sacramento Kings), Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets, and New York Knicks, and he also played two seasons with the Pacers when they were in the ABA.
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. 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 announced on his Twitter account that he was one of over 100 employees at ESPN to be laid off in April 2017.
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 in Columbia University's Master of Science Program in Sports Management.
- "Len Elmore on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-04-26.