Bimbo Coles

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Bimbo Coles
Bimbo Coles (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Born (1968-04-22) April 22, 1968 (age 50)
Covington, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Greenbrier East
(Lewisburg, West Virginia)
College Virginia Tech (1986–1990)
NBA draft 1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Playing career 1990–2004
Position Point guard
Number 12, 50
Career history
19901996 Miami Heat
19961999 Golden State Warriors
1999–2000 Atlanta Hawks
20002003 Cleveland Cavaliers
2003 Boston Celtics
2003–2004 Miami Heat
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 6,628 (7.8 ppg)
Assists 3,313 (3.9 apg)
Steals 735 (0.9 spg)
Stats at

Vernell Eufaye "Bimbo" Coles (born April 22, 1968) is a retired American basketball player. Coles was a standout at Greenbrier East High School in Lewisburg, West Virginia. He played his college basketball for the Virginia Tech Hokies for four seasons (1986–87 to 1989–90). He was a member of the United States 1988 Olympic basketball team. His NBA career started when he was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the 1990 NBA Draft, and immediately traded to the Miami Heat in exchange for veteran guard Rory Sparrow. After Coles' first of two stints with the Miami Heat, he was traded to the Golden State Warriors, and also played with the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Boston Celtics. He was utilized primarily as a backup point guard.[1] He received his nickname from a cousin in reference to a country music song of the same name.[2]


  1. ^ Drawn to the HEAT, 8 April 2005
  2. ^ What the Hell Happened to Bimbo Coles?, Boston Celtics, Retrieved 2014-10-3

External links

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  • Virginia Tech Hall of Fame
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