Elston Turner


Elston Turner

Elston Howard Turner (born June 10 1959 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected in the 2nd round (43rd overall) of the 1981 NBA Draft. A 6'5" guard-forward the University of Mississippi, Turner played in 8 NBA seasons from 1981–1989. He played for the Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Chicago Bulls and the Wichita Falls Texans.

In his NBA career, Turner played in 505 games and scored a total of 2,397 points.

Turner is a former assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings and is now an assistant coach for the Houston Rockets under Rick Adelman. [http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3407374 Rockets assistant Turner interviews for open Suns' job] ]

In May 2008, he was interviewed twice [ [http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=nba&id=3426549 Suns complete coaching interviews] ] for the Phoenix Suns' head coaching position which had become vacant after Mike D'Antoni left. Ultimately he was not hired. [ [http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3431024 Porter to become Suns' next head coach] ]

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External links

* [http://www.nba.com/coachfile/elston_turner/index.html Elston Turner coachfile] , "NBA.com"
* [http://www.basketballreference.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=TURNEEL01 NBA statistics] , "basketballreference.com"


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