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Sidney Green (basketball)

Sidney Green
Personal information
Born (1961-01-04) January 4, 1961 (age 59)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Thomas Jefferson
(Brooklyn, New York)
College UNLV (1979–1983)
NBA draft 1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Pro career 1983–1993
Position Power forward / Center
Number 21, 12, 44
Career history
As player:
19831986 Chicago Bulls
1986–1987 Detroit Pistons
19871989 New York Knicks
1989–1990 Orlando Magic
19901992 San Antonio Spurs
1992–1993 Charlotte Hornets
As coach:
1995–1997 Long Island University
1997–1999 University of North Florida
1999–2005 Florida Atlantic University
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 5,080 (7.5 ppg)
Rebounds 4,128 (6.1 rpg)
Assists 635 (0.9 apg)
Stats at

Sidney "El Sid"[1] Green (born January 4, 1961) is an American retired basketball player and former coach. He played college basketball for the UNLV Runnin' Rebels and was drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA) by the Chicago Bulls in 1983. After a ten-year career in the NBA he went into college coaching. He now works as a Chicago Bulls team ambassador.


Green was born in Brooklyn, New York. A 6'9" forward/center, Green attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he played for the UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball team. He was an All-American selection, and was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 1983 NBA Draft. In his ten-year NBA career, he played for the Bulls, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Hornets. He retired in 1993 with 5,080 career points and 4,128 career rebounds.

After retiring from the NBA, Green went into coaching. He coached at Southampton College from 1995–1997, and was head coach of the University of North Florida Ospreys from 1997–1999, and the Florida Atlantic University Owls from 1999–2005. On September 24, 2009, Green was named a player development assistant for the Chicago Bulls.[2] He later became a Bulls community relations ambassador.[3]

His son, Taurean Green, played for the University of Florida team that won the 2006 and 2007 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championships. Taurean Green has since played professionally in the NBA and in Europe.

See also


  1. ^ Shaughnessy, Dan (February 9, 1986). "Last week in the NBA". The Boston Globe. p. 52. 
  2. ^ BULLS: Chicago Bulls All-Time Transactions
  3. ^ 2012-13 Chicago Bulls media guide

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