Sidney Green (basketball)
January 4, 1961|
Brooklyn, New York
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(Brooklyn, New York)
|NBA draft||1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall|
|Selected by the Chicago Bulls|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Number||21, 12, 44|
|1987–1989||New York Knicks|
|1990–1992||San Antonio Spurs|
|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 Basketball-Reference.com|
Sidney "El Sid" 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. He later became a Bulls community relations ambassador.
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.