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Donyell Marshall
Donyell Marshall
Marshall at a Boys & Girls basketball camp in 2007.
Greensboro Swarm
Position: Assistant coach
League: NBA/NBA G League
Personal information
Full name: Donyell Lamar Marshall
Born: May 18, 1973 (1973-05-18) (age 51)
Reading, Pennsylvania
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Physical stats
Listed height: 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight: 245 lbs (111 kg)
National Basketball Association career
Debut: 1994 for the Minnesota Timberwolves
Final game: 2009 for the Philadelphia 76ers
Career information
High school: Reading
(Reading, Pennsylvania)
College: UConn (1991–1994)
NBA Draft: 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Position: Power Forward Small Forward
Number: 42, 3, 24, 8
Playing career: 19942009 (15 years)
Playing career: 2011–present (13 years)
Career history
As player:
1994–95 Minnesota Timberwolves
19952000 Golden State Warriors
20002002 Utah Jazz
20022003 Chicago Bulls
20032005 Toronto Raptors
20052008 Cleveland Cavaliers
2008 Seattle SuperSonics
2008–2009 Philadelphia 76ers
As coach:
2010–2011 George Washington (assistant)
2011–2013 Maine Red Claws (assistant)
2013–2015 Rider
2015–2016 Buffalo
2016–2021 Central Connecticut
2021–present Greensboro Swarm (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As player:
As coach:

Donyell Lamar Marshall (born May 18, 1973) is an American professional basketball coach and former player. He is currently an assistant coach for the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA G League. During his National Basketball Association (NBA) career, he played with eight different teams.

Early career[]

Marshall was born on May 18, 1973, in Reading, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Reading High School.

He attended the University of Connecticut and was a player in the university's basketball program. Marshall was a unanimous pick as Big East Player of the Year in 1993–94.

Professional career[]

Marshall left college early to participate in the 1994 NBA Draft. He was selected after his junior year at the University of Connecticut by the Minnesota Timberwolves, as the fourth overall pick. He was traded 40 games into his rookie season to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Power Forward Tom Gugliotta on February 18, 1995.

Marshall played with the Warriors until 2000, when he was traded to the Utah Jazz as part of a four-team deal. He played alongside future Hall of Fame nominees Karl Malone and John Stockton as a role player with the Jazz.

Marshall signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls on August 16, 2002, where he played with Jalen Rose, Kendall Gill, Jay Williams, Eddy Curry, and Tyson Chandler.

On December 1, 2003, Marshall was traded to the Toronto Raptors along with Rose and Lonny Baxter for Antonio Davis, Jerome Williams and Chris Jefferies. In a March 13, 2005, game against the Philadelphia 76ers, he tied Kobe Bryant's NBA record for three-point field goals made in one game, by making 12 of 19 attempts.

In June 2005, Marshall signed a four-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who were trying to build a veteran core around LeBron James. In May 2007, he helped the team to a victory over the New Jersey Nets in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals by making six three-pointers. The victory propelled the Cavaliers to the Conference Finals against the Detroit Pistons, and eventually the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs where they were swept four games to zero.

On February 21, 2008, Marshall was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics in an 11-player deal that involved three organizations. After the SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma City, the team waived him before the start of the new season.

On September 1, 2008, Marshall agreed to terms with the Philadelphia 76ers on a one-year contract. The move signaled Marshall's impending retirement, as he said his goal was to play for his hometown 76ers before he retired. Playing just 25 games, he provided Philadelphia with veteran leadership and three point shooting. He played a key role in Philadelphia's Game 1 victory over the Orlando Magic in the first round of the playoffs; he scored 11 points and made a three-pointer to tie the game in the final minute. The 76ers lost the series in six games.

Coaching career[]

On October 26, 2009, after retiring from the NBA, Marshall joined Comcast SportsNet as a 76ers' post-game live analyst. Marshall left broadcasting on July 1, 2010 to become an assistant men's basketball coach of the George Washington Colonials under fellow Univ. of Connecticut alumnus Karl Hobbs.

On November 3, 2011, Marshall was announced as an assistant coach of the D-League's Maine Red Claws.

In September 2013, Marshall became an assistant coach of the Rider University men's basketball team. Marshall was largely responsible for the effective play of senior transfer center Matt Lopez and a second place regular season finish in the MAAC in 2014–15.

Following a 21–12 season at Rider which earned a College Basketball Invitational appearance, Marshall was named as an assistant on Nate Oats's staff at the University at Buffalo on April 16, 2015.

Central Connecticut[]

On April 6, 2016, he was named head men's basketball coach at Central Connecticut State. Marshall won his first game as head coach of Central Connecticut on November 11, 2016 a 75-60 win over Hartford. After the 2021 season, Marshall and Central Connecticut mutually agreed to part ways ending Marshall's time at the school after five seasons.

Greensboro Swarm[]

On October 24, 2021, Marshall became an assistant coach for the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA G League.

Rankings and milestones[]

On February 5, 2007, Marshall's number was honored at Gampel Pavilion on the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs, during halftime of the men's basketball game against the Syracuse Orangemen, as part of the Huskies of Honor ceremony which recognized personal accomplishments of 13 former players and three coaches.

Until November 7, 2016, he held and shared the NBA record (with Kobe Bryant and Stephen Curry) for most three-point field goals made in a game after he made 12 three-point field goals of 19 attempts against the Philadelphia 76ers on March 13, 2005.

Personal[]

Marshall's great uncle is Hall of Fame American football player Lenny Moore.

NBA career statistics[]

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[]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1994–95 Minnesota 40 8 25.9 .374 .302 .680 4.9 1.4 .6 1.3 10.8
1994–95 Golden State 32 23 32.8 .413 .270 .640 6.5 1.5 .6 1.2 14.8
1995–96 Golden State 62 6 15.1 .398 .298 .771 3.4 .8 .4 .5 5.5
1996–97 Golden State 61 20 16.8 .413 .315 .622 4.5 .9 .4 .8 7.3
1997–98 Golden State 73 73 35.8 .414 .313 .731 8.6 2.2 1.3 1.0 15.4
1998–99 Golden State 48 20 26.0 .421 .361 .727 7.1 1.4 1.0 .8 11.0
1999–00 Golden State 64 51 32.4 .394 .355 .780 10.0 2.6 1.1 1.1 14.2
2000–01 Utah 81 49 28.7 .503 .320 .751 7.0 1.6 1.0 1.0 13.6
2001–02 Utah 58 42 30.2 .519 .310 .708 7.6 1.7 .9 1.2 14.8
2002–03 Chicago 78 53 30.5 .459 .379 .756 9.0 1.8 1.2 1.1 13.4
2003–04 Chicago 16 8 25.5 .419 .407 .700 6.2 1.8 .8 1.3 8.7
2003–04 Toronto 66 66 39.1 .467 .403 .741 10.7 1.4 1.2 1.6 16.2
2004–05 Toronto 65 2 25.3 .443 .416 .791 6.6 1.2 .9 .7 11.5
2005–06 Cleveland 81 0 25.6 .395 .324 .748 6.1 .7 .7 .5 9.3
2006–07 Cleveland 81 0 16.8 .424 .351 .663 4.0 .6 .5 .5 7.0
2007–08 Cleveland 11 1 14.2 .295 .348 .778 2.7 .5 .2 .8 3.7
2007–08 Seattle 15 0 12.3 .352 .233 .923 3.1 .3 .3 .5 3.8
2008–09 Philadelphia 25 0 7.6 .452 .455 .500 1.6 .6 .2 .2 3.8
Career 957 422 26.2 .435 .350 .731 6.7 1.4 .8 .9 11.2

Playoffs[]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001 Utah 5 5 32.0 .407 .125 .778 7.6 1.6 .4 1.0 10.4
2002 Utah 4 0 31.0 .420 .500 .750 7.8 2.8 .8 1.5 14.3
2006 Cleveland 13 0 26.5 .433 .391 .882 5.6 .6 .5 .7 9.5
2007 Cleveland 19 0 10.7 .333 .311 .636 2.2 .3 .2 .2 3.5
2009 Philadelphia 6 0 8.3 .375 .364 .000 1.2 .0 .2 .2 2.7
Career 47 5 18.8 .399 .345 .774 4.0 .7 .3 .5 6.7

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