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Dennis Johnson
Dennis Johnson
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Point Guard / Shooting Guard
Birth                           September 18, 1954
                                    San Pedro, California
Death                           February 22, 2007 (aged 52)
                                    Austin, Texas
Nationality                 U.S. Flag American
Listed height           6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight           182 lb (83 kg)
High school             Dominguez
                                  (Compton, California)
College                     Pepperdine (1975–1976)
NBA Draft                 1976 / Round: 2 / Pick: 29
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career         1976-1990 (14 years)
Coaching career         1999-2007 (8 years)
As player:
1976-1980                         Seattle SuperSonics
1980-1983                         Phoenix Suns
1983-1990                         Boston Celtics
As coach:
1999-2000                         La Crosse Bobcats (CBA)
2003                         Los Angeles Clippers
2004-2005                         Florida Flame (D-League)
2005-2007                         Austin Toros (D-League)
  • 3× NBA champion (1979, 1984, 1986)
  • Finals MVP (1979)
  • 5× NBA All-Star (1979–1982, 1985)
  • All-NBA First Team (1981)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1980)
  • 6× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1979–1983, 1987)
  • 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1984–1986)
  1. 3 retired by the Celtics
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Dennis Wayne Johnson (September 18, 1954 – February 22, 2007), nicknamed "DJ", was an American basketball player for the NBA's Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics and coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. He led the Supersonics to the NBA championship in 1979 NBA Finals as he won Finals MVP. He won won three NBA championships, 1 with the Supersonics and 2 with the Boston Celtics.

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