Darrell Walker

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Darrell Walker
Little Rock Trojans
Position Head coach
League Sun Belt Conference
Personal information
Born (1961-03-09) March 9, 1961 (age 57)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Corliss (Chicago, Illinois)
NBA draft 1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career 1983–1993
Position Guard
Number 4, 5, 20
Career history
As player:
19831986 New York Knicks
1986–1987 Denver Nuggets
19881991 Washington Bullets
1992 Detroit Pistons
1993 Chicago Bulls
As coach:
1995–1996 Toronto Raptors (assistant)
19961998 Toronto Raptors
1999–2000 Rockford Lightning
2000 Washington Wizards
2000 Washington Mystics
20042008 New Orleans Hornets (assistant)
20082011 Detroit Pistons (assistant)
20122014 New York Knicks (assistant)
2016–2018 Clark Atlanta
2018–present Little Rock
Career highlights and awards

As player:

As coach:

Career statistics
Points 6,389 (8.9 ppg)
Assists 3,276 (4.6 apg)
Steals 1,090 (1.5 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Darrell Walker (born March 9, 1961) is an American professional basketball coach and retired player. He is currently head men’s coach at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. At 6'4" (1.93 m) and 180 lb (82 kg), he played as a guard. He attended Chicago's Corliss High School.

Playing career

After playing college basketball at Westark Community College (now the University of Arkansas–Fort Smith) and the University of Arkansas, Walker was selected by the New York Knicks with the 12th pick in the first round of the 1983 NBA draft. Over a ten-year career, he played for five teams – the Knicks, the Denver Nuggets, the Washington Bullets, the Detroit Pistons, and the Chicago Bulls. Walker is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

Walker was selected to the 1984 NBA All-Rookie team, and was among the league leaders during his career in assists and steals. His best season was in 1989–90 with the Washington Bullets when he averaged 9.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game. He won an NBA title with the Chicago Bulls in his final season.

Coaching career

Walker has served as head coach for two different teams—the Toronto Raptors and the Washington Wizards. He was the Raptors' second coach, following Brendan Malone, and led the team for a season and a half. In 2000, he replaced the fired[1] Gar Heard in Washington for half a season (the first coaching "call up" in history, having previously been the coach of the Rockford Lightning of the CBA), but was then replaced by Leonard Hamilton the next year. He remained in Washington as director of player personnel and later head scout before joining the Hornets as assistant coach.

In March 2012, Walker became an assistant coach with the New York Knicks, where he was on staff until 2014.[2]

Walker was named the head coach at Clark Atlanta University in 2016.[3] In two seasons with the Panthers, Walker guided the team to a 45-18 overall record a SIAC conference tournament championship, and two appearances in the NCAA Division II Tournament.

On March 27, 2018, Walker was named the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.[4]

Head coaching record


Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Toronto 1996–97 82 30 52 .366 8th in Central Missed Playoffs
Toronto 1997–98 49 11 38 .224 (fired)
Washington 1999–2000 38 15 23 .395 (interim)
Career 169 56 113 .331


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Clark Atlanta Panthers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (2016–2018)
2016–17 Clark Atlanta 21–12 12–6 2nd (East) NCAA Division II First Round
2017–18 Clark Atlanta 24–6 16–3 2nd (East) NCAA Division II First Round
Clark Atlanta: 45–18 (.714) 28–8 (.778)
Little Rock Trojans (Sun Belt Conference) (2018–present)
2018–19 Little Rock 0–0 0–0
Little Rock: 0–0 (–) 0–0 (–)
Total: 45–18 (.714)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ "Washington fires head coach Gar Heard". CNN. January 31, 2000. 
  2. ^ "Jim Todd, Darrell Walker join Knicks interim coach Mike Woodson's staff as assistants". Associated Press. 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2012-03-17. [dead link]
  3. ^ http://clarkatlantasports.com/coaches.aspx?rc=347&path=mbball
  4. ^ "Darrell Walker Named Head Men's Basketball Coach". lrtrojans.com. March 27, 2018. 

External links

  • Basketball-Reference.com: Darrell Walker (as player)
  • Basketball-Reference.com: Darrell Walker (as coach)
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