Clemon Johnson

Clemon Johnson
No. 44, 45
Center / Power forward
Personal information
Date of birth September 12, 1956 (1956-09-12) (age 55)
Place of birth Monticello, Florida
Nationality American
High school Florida A&M University School
Tallahassee, Florida)
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
College Florida A&M (1974–1978)
NBA Draft 1978 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career 1978–1993
Career history
As player:
1978–1979 Portland Trail Blazers
19791983 Indiana Pacers
1983–1987 Philadelphia 76ers
19861988 Seattle SuperSonics
1988–1991 Knorr Bologna (Italy)
1991–1993 Lotus / Bialetti Montecatini (Italy)
As coach:
2007–2011 University of Alaska Fairbanks
2011–present Florida A&M University
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,102 (5.4 ppg)
Rebounds 3,508 (4.6 rpg)
Blocks 717 (0.9 bpg)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Clemon Johnson (born September 12, 1956 in Monticello, Florida) is a retired American professional basketball player and the current head basketball coach at Florida A&M. Johnson was a 6'10", 240 lb (110 kg) center who played 761 games for four teams during his 10 seasons in the National Basketball Association.[1] From 1974–78 he played college basketball at Florida A&M University where he earned a Master's Degree in Sports Management.[2]

Johnson was selected with the 22nd pick of the second round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers.[2] He won an NBA title with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1982-83.[1] After his NBA playing days ended in 1988, Johnson extended his career overseas in Italy.[2]

After his professional basketball career, Johnson became an economics teacher and high school basketball coach in Tallahassee, Florida.[1] His son Chad played college basketball at the University of Pittsburgh until 2002.[1][2]

In May 2007, Clemon Johnson was named interim head coach of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks men's basketball team.[2] He served as interim head coach in 2007-08 and was named head coach following that season. He has coached the team for four total seasons (2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11). On May 6, 2011, Johnson was named head coach at his alma mater, Florida A&M.[3]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Cook: Senior class Pitt's Johnson refuses to pout, becomes leader, post-gazette.com published February 14, 2002
  2. ^ a b c d e Clemon Johnson Hired for Alaska Coaching Spot, release courtesy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Office of Media Relations. May 24, 2007
  3. ^ Florida A&M hires former player as new head coach

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