Tommie Green

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Tommy Green
Personal information
Born(1956-04-08)April 8, 1956
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
DiedSeptember 25, 2015(2015-09-25) (aged 59)
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolMcKinley (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
CollegeSouthern (1974–1978)
NBA draft1978 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the New Orleans Jazz
PositionPoint guard
Career history
As player:
1978–1979New Orleans Jazz
As coach:
[ 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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