Leon Douglas

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Leon Douglas
Personal information
Born (1954-08-26) August 26, 1954 (age 65)
Leighton, Alabama
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolColbert County
(Leighton, Alabama)
CollegeAlabama (1972–1976)
NBA draft1976 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career1976–1992
Career history
As player:
19761980Detroit Pistons
19801982Kansas City Kings
1982–1983Carrera Venezia
1983–1984CSP Limoges
1984–1987Yoga Bologna
1987–1991Maltinti / Kleenex Pistoia
1992Majestic Firenze
As coach:
2004–2005Stillman College
2005Magic City Court Kings
2005–2006Stillman College
2014—2017Miles College
Career NBA and Serie A statistics
Points6,977 (9.7 ppg)
Rebounds6,098 (8.5 rpg)
Assists768 (1.1 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Leon Douglas (born August 26, 1954) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA and other leagues. A 6–10 ft, 230 lb center at the University of Alabama, he was a four-time All-Southeastern Conference selection, the first Alabama player to achieve this distinction since Jerry Harper earned it in 1953–1956.

Douglas was Alabama's first first round NBA Draft pick, selected fourth overall by the Detroit Pistons in 1976. Douglas played four years with the Pistons, then joined the Kansas City Kings from 1980 to 1983. Douglas was also a member of the Gold Medal 1976 United States Pan American Team that played in Mexico City. He played in the Italian league for more than a decade. Douglas' career led to his induction into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.

Douglas spent the 2004–2006 seasons as the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Stillman College, where he led the Tigers to the 2005–2006 SIAC Tournament Championship, advancing to the NCAA DII basketball tournament. Douglas led the Tuskegee University basketball program as the head men's basketball coach from 2006–2014. He led the Golden Tigers to success as his team were champions of the south region and advanced to the elite eight, the furthest an SIAC school has ever advanced in the NCAA Division II basketball tournament. Douglas was forced to resign in April 2014. He was hired at Miles College, his 4th SIAC school as the men's head basketball coach. His SIAC Coaching Career ended April 2018 when he was fired from Miles College after his 3rd season as the Men's Head Basketball Coach.


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