T. R. Dunn

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T. R. Dunn
Personal information
Born (1955-02-01) February 1, 1955 (age 61)
Birmingham, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school West End (Birmingham, Alabama)
College Alabama (1973–1977)
NBA draft 1977 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career 1977–1991
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Number 23, 25
Career history
As player:
19771980 Portland Trail Blazers
19801988 Denver Nuggets
1988–1989 Phoenix Suns
19891991 Denver Nuggets
As coach:
19911997 Charlotte Hornets (assistant)
1997–1998 Denver Nuggets (assistant)
1999 Charlotte Sting (WNBA; assistant)
2000 Charlotte Sting (WNBA)
2001–2002 Alabama (assistant)
20022004 Denver Nuggets (assistant)
20042007 Sacramento Kings (assistant)
20072011 Houston Rockets (assistant)
20112014 Minnesota Timberwolves (assistant)
20142016 Houston Rockets (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 5,033 (5.1 ppg)
Rebounds 4,371 (4.4 rpg)
Steal 1,316 (1.3 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Theodore Roosevelt "T. R." Dunn (born February 1, 1955) is an American former professional basketball player who used to be an assistant coach for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

A star at the University of Alabama, the 6'4" Dunn was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round of the 1977 National Basketball Association draft. He went on to have a productive 14-year career with three teams: the Blazers (1977–1980), the Denver Nuggets (1980–1988;1989–1991), and the Phoenix Suns (1988–1989). Dunn was named to the NBA's All-Defensive Second Team three times during his career, and he was widely regarded as one of the best rebounding guards of the 1980s.[1]

After retiring in 1991 with 5,033 career points and 4,371 career rebounds, Dunn served six seasons (1991–1997) as an assistant coach for the Charlotte Hornets. He later served brief tenures as head coach of the WNBA's Charlotte Sting and as an assistant coach at the University of Alabama, and in 2004 he was hired as an assistant coach for the NBA's Sacramento Kings. In 2007 he became an assistant coach for the Houston Rockets. On December 6, 2011, he was hired as an assistant coach by the Minnesota Timberwolves to work under Rick Adelman.[2]

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