Tim James (basketball)

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Tim James
Personal information
Born (1976-12-25) December 25, 1976 (age 40)
Miami, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school Miami Northwestern (Miami, Florida)
College Miami (Florida) (1995–1999)
NBA draft 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Miami Heat
Playing career 1999–2007
Position Small forward
Career history
As player:
1999–2000 Miami Heat
2000–2001 Charlotte Hornets
2001 Philadelphia 76ers
2003 Tekelspor (Turkey)
2007 Cocodrilos de Caracas (Venezuela)
2007 Hamamatsu Phoenix (Japan)
2007 Ironi Ashkelon (Israel)
As coach:
2011–present Vance-Granville CC
Career highlights and awards

Tim O'Connor James (born December 25, 1976) is a retired American professional basketball player and United States Army specialist and current head coach of the Vance-Granville Community College men's basketball team. In a three-year National Basketball Association career, he played for the Miami Heat, the Charlotte Hornets and the Philadelphia 76ers. He also played professional basketball in Japan, Turkey and Israel.[1][2]

Basketball career[edit]

He played high school basketball at Miami Northwestern High School and collegiate basketball at the University of Miami. In the 1999 NBA Draft, the Miami Heat picked James as the 25th pick overall, and James played with that team during his rookie season (1999–2000). He signed with the Charlotte Hornets the next season and the Philadelphia 76ers the next. The 76ers cut James in 2001. James then played internationally: for Tekelspor of the Turkish Basketball League in 2003,[3] Cocodrilos de Caracas of LPBV,[4] Hamamatsu Phoenix of the Japanese bj League, and Ironi Ashkelon of the Israeli Basketball Super League.[5]

James was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.

Military career[edit]

James later served in Iraq after enlisting in the U.S. Army. An article by Dan Le Batard detailed his choices leading him to joining the military, including his decision not to tell his fellow soldiers about his NBA experience.[1] On 19 March 2011, James was honored with a pre-game ceremony in Miami, before his former team played the Denver Nuggets.

Coaching career[edit]

James was named head basketball coach for Vance-Granville Community College in North Carolina in 2011.[6]


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