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Lenny Wilkens
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Personal information
Born Leonard Randolph Wilkens
October 28, 1937 (1937-10-28) (age 84)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 180 lbs (82 kg)
Career information
High school Boys (Brooklyn, New York)
College Providence (1957–1960)
NBA Draft 1960 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Playing career 1960–1975 (15 years)
Position Guard
Career history
As player:
19601968 St. Louis Hawks
19681972 Seattle SuperSonics
19721974 Cleveland Cavaliers
1974–1975 Portland Trail Blazers
As coach:
1969–1972 Seattle SuperSonics
1974–1976 Portland Trail Blazers
19771985 Seattle SuperSonics
19861993 Cleveland Cavaliers
19932000 Atlanta Hawks
20002003 Toronto Raptors
20042005 New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards
As player:
  • 9× NBA All-Star (1963–1965, 1967–1971, 1973)
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (1971)
  • NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • No. 19 retired by Seattle SuperSonics
  • Consensus second-team All-American (1960)
As coach:
  • NBA champion (1979)
  • NBA Coach of the Year (1994)
  • 4× NBA All-Star Game head coach (1979, 1980, 1989, 1994)
  • Top 10 Coaches in NBA History
  • Gold medal winner at the Olympic Games (1996)


Leonard Randolph "Lenny" Wilkens (born October 28, 1937) is an American retired basketball player and coach in the NBA. He has been inducted three times into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (as player, coach and as the 1992 United States Olympic "Dream Team" assistant coach) and also is a 2006 inductee into the College Basketball Hall of Fame.


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