Buck Williams

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Basketball player
Buck Williams
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Player information
Full name Charles Linwood Williams
birthday 8th March 1960 (age 60)
place of birth Rocky Mount , North Carolina , USA
size 203 cm
position Power forward
college Maryland
NBA draft 1981 , 3rd Pick, New Jersey Nets
league NBA
Jersey number 52
Clubs as active
1981–1989 New Jersey Nets 1989–1996 Portland Trail Blazers 1996–1998 New York KnicksUnited StatesUnited States
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Charles Linwood "Buck" Williams (born March 8, 1960 in Rocky Mount , North Carolina ) is a retired American basketball player who was active from 1981 to 1998 in the NBA .


He started his NBA career with the New Jersey Nets , which selected him third in the 1981 NBA Draft . With the Nets, he started all 82 games in his first season and was voted All-Star for his good performance, was named Rookie of the Year at the end of the season and thus led the nominees to the NBA All-Rookie Team . In his second season and then again in 1986, he was able to repeat his All-Star nomination.

1989 Williams was transferred to the Portland Trail Blazers against Sam Bowie and a first-round draft pick . After seven years in Portland , he moved to the New York Knicks as a free agent in 1996 , where he ended his career in January 1999. In April 1999, the New Jersey Nets withdrew from the re-award as a veteran jersey in his honor.

From 1994 to 1997, Williams was president of the National Basketball Players Association .

Early in the 2010/11 season, Williams was one of three assistant coaches for the Portland Trail Blazers under coach Nate McMillan .

Style of play

Williams was best known for his strong defensive and rebound performances. In the first seven years he got an average of at least 11.9 rebounds per game. To date, with over 13,000 rebounds, he is the 14th player with the most rebounds. In his career, Williams was able to achieve a total of 16,784 points. Williams was the most successful scorer and rebounder in the history of the Nets for years. In April 2017 he was replaced by Brook Lopez as the most successful scorer.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ NN: Nets Retired Numbers. ( Memento of May 8, 2012 on WebCite ) Archived from National Basketball Association — website; New York City, NY, undated 2010. Retrieved February 18, 2019 (in English).
  2. Trail Blazers legend Buck Williams will be named to Nate McMillan's staff
  3. The players with the most rebounds
  4. Brook Lopez passes Buck Williams as Nets' career scoring leader