Willie Green

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Willie Green
Willie Green Clippers.jpg
Green with the Clippers in 2013
Golden State Warriors
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1981-07-28) July 28, 1981 (age 37)
Detroit, Michigan
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High schoolCooley (Detroit, Michigan)
CollegeDetroit Mercy (1999–2003)
NBA draft2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career2003–2015
PositionShooting guard
Number33, 34
Coaching career2016–present
Career history
As player:
20032010Philadelphia 76ers
2010–2011New Orleans Hornets
2011–2012Atlanta Hawks
20122014Los Angeles Clippers
2014–2015Orlando Magic
As coach:
2016–presentGolden State Warriors (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As assistant coach:

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Willie J. Green (born July 28, 1981) is an American former professional basketball player and current assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). During his professional career, Green has previously played for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Hornets, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers and Orlando Magic of the NBA. He was selected in the second round (41st pick overall) of the 2003 NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics and later acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers from Seattle in a draft-night trade for the draft rights to Paccelis Morlende (50th pick overall) and cash considerations.

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia 76ers (2003–2010)[edit]

Green was a 1999 graduate of Cooley High School; after a college career at the University of Detroit Mercy, he was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the second round (41st overall) of the 2003 NBA draft. He was traded the same day to the Philadelphia 76ers[1] for the draft rights to Paccelis Morlende and cash considerations.

Green was due to re-sign with the Sixers during the 2005 offseason, but suffered an injury the day of the contract signing, which put it in a temporary state of limbo. On March 23, 2006, he officially re-signed with the Sixers,[1] and on April 4, 2006 he was activated and played 11 minutes, scoring 9 points on 4-for-6 shooting in a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.[2]

Green, in the final Sixers game of the 2006–07 season, had a career-high 37 points against the Toronto Raptors on April 4, 2007.[3]

Green beat out Rodney Carney for the Sixers starting shooting guard position. During the 2007–08 NBA season, Green had career highs in games played (74, all of them as a starter), minutes played (26.6), field goal percentage (.436), rebounds (2.5), assists (2.0), and points (12.4).

New Orleans Hornets (2010–2011)[edit]

Green was traded to New Orleans with forward Jason Smith in exchange for forward Darius Songaila and rookie forward Craig Brackins on September 23, 2010.[4]

Atlanta Hawks (2011–2012)[edit]

On December 22, 2011, Green signed with the Atlanta Hawks.[5]

Los Angeles Clippers (2012–2014)[edit]

On July 30, 2012, Green was signed-and-traded to the Los Angeles Clippers for the rights to Sofoklis Schortsanitis.[6][7]

On June 29, 2014, he was waived by the Clippers.[8]

Orlando Magic (2014–2015)[edit]

On June 30, 2014, Green was claimed off waivers by the Orlando Magic.[9]

Coaching career[edit]

On August 9, 2016, Green was hired by Warriors coaching staff as an assistant coach.[10] Green won his first championship when the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games of the 2017 NBA Finals. Green won his second straight championship when the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in four games of the 2018 NBA Finals.

Awards[edit]

  • Midwestern Collegiate Conference All-Newcomer Team: 2000[11]
  • Second Team All-Midwestern Collegiate Conference: 2001[11]
  • Horizon League Scoring Leader: 2003[11]
  • Horizon League All-Tournament Team: 2003[11]
  • All-Horizon First Team: 2003[11]
  • Horizon League Player of the Year: 2003[11]
  • Honorable Mention All-America by AP: 2003[11]
  • Portsmouth Invitational All-Tournament Team: 2003[11]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003–04 Philadelphia 53 0 14.5 .401 .311 .728 1.2 1.0 .5 .1 6.9
2004–05 Philadelphia 57 21 18.7 .366 .286 .776 2.3 1.8 .6 .1 7.7
2005–06 Philadelphia 10 2 15.3 .424 .526 .800 1.5 .5 .2 .0 7.0
2006–07 Philadelphia 74 36 24.9 .411 .325 .667 2.1 1.5 .8 .1 11.3
2007–08 Philadelphia 74 74 26.6 .436 .285 .757 2.5 2.0 .7 .3 12.4
2008–09 Philadelphia 81 60 22.6 .435 .317 .729 1.6 2.0 .7 .2 8.5
2009–10 Philadelphia 73 18 21.3 .457 .346 .833 1.8 2.1 .4 .2 8.7
2010–11 New Orleans 77 13 21.7 .443 .348 .780 2.1 1.0 .5 .2 8.7
2011–12 Atlanta 53 2 17.4 .471 .442 .857 1.5 .8 .4 .1 7.6
2012–13 L.A. Clippers 72 60 16.5 .461 .428 .719 1.3 .8 .4 .2 6.3
2013–14 L.A. Clippers 55 9 15.8 .376 .339 .824 1.4 .9 .4 .2 5.0
2014–15 Orlando 52 2 18.3 .386 .347 .824 1.5 1.3 .5 .1 5.9
Career 731 297 20.2 .425 .346 .765 1.8 1.4 .5 .1 8.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005 Philadelphia 5 0 12.6 .444 .222 .900 1.8 .6 .2 .0 5.4
2008 Philadelphia 6 6 23.7 .431 .200 .643 1.3 2.0 .8 .7 9.0
2009 Philadelphia 6 6 24.7 .412 .364 .333 1.0 1.2 .0 .2 7.8
2011 New Orleans 6 0 14.0 .389 .222 .571 .8 .7 .3 .0 5.7
2012 Atlanta 5 0 12.6 .462 .250 .000 1.6 .6 .0 .0 2.6
2013 L.A. Clippers 3 0 6.7 .667 .000 1.000 1.0 .7 .3 .0 2.0
2014 L.A. Clippers 5 0 3.8 .200 .250 1.000 1.4 .2 .6 .0 1.0
Career 36 12 15.0 .418 .256 .711 1.3 .9 .3 .1 5.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Green returns to Sixers after aborted summer deal - NBA - ESPN
  2. ^ Willie Green Game By Game Stats and Performance - Atlanta Hawks - ESPN
  3. ^ Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors - Recap - April 18, 2007 - ESPN
  4. ^ "Rookie Craig Brackins traded to 76ers".
  5. ^ Atlanta Hawks sign guard Willie Green
  6. ^ CLIPPERS ACQUIRE GUARD WILLIE GREEN FROM ATLANTA
  7. ^ ATLANTA HAWKS SEND WILLIE GREEN TO CLIPPERS IN SIGN-AND-TRADE DEAL
  8. ^ CLIPPERS WAIVE WILLIE GREEN
  9. ^ Magic Claim Willie Green Off Waivers
  10. ^ "Warriors Hire Willie Green as Assistant Coach/Player Development". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 9, 2016. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h HoopsHype – Willie Green

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