Tommie Green

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Tommy Green
Personal information
Born (1956-04-08)April 8, 1956
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Died September 25, 2015(2015-09-25) (aged 59)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school McKinley (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
College Southern (1974–1978)
NBA draft 1978 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the New Orleans Jazz
Position Point guard
Number 14
Career history
As player:
1978–1979 New Orleans Jazz
As coach:
1996–2001 Southern


Hall of Fame =Southern University Athletic Hall of Fame, Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame, Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame.html Stats] at

Tommy L. Green (April 8, 1956 – September 25, 2015) was a professional basketball point guard who spent one season in the National Basketball Association as a member of the New Orleans Jazz during the 1978–79 season. He was drafted by the Jazz from Southern University and A&M College during the second round (35th pick overall) in the 1978 NBA draft. In 1987, Green returned to Southern University first as an assistant coach then as the head coach from 1996 to 2001.[1]

Green died on September 25, 2015 at the age of 59.[1]


  1. ^ a b Schiefelbein, Joseph (September 25, 2015). "Former Southern basketball star, coach Tommy Green dies Friday at 59". The Advocate. Retrieved September 26, 2015. 

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