Buck Williams

Charles Linwood “Buck” Williams (born March 8, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball player and former assistant coach for the Portland Trail Blazers. He was well known for his rebounding ability and trademark goggles.

Williams, a 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) forward born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, ranks 15th all-time in NBA career rebounds. After three years at Maryland, Williams decided to leave for the NBA. The New Jersey Nets selected him third overall in the 1981 NBA draft, behind Olympic teammates Aguirre and Thomas.His 17-year NBA career was highlighted by three All-Star Game appearances, a Rookie of the Year award, an All-Rookie team selection, an All-NBA second team selection and four selections to the first and second NBA All-Defensive teams. As of 2013, he is still the Nets’ all-time leader in points (10,440), total rebounds (7,576), games played (635), turnovers (1811), rebounds per game (11.9), and free throws made (2,476)

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Career highlights and awards
3× NBA All-Star (1982–1983, 1986)
All-NBA Second Team (1983)
2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1990–1991)
2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1988, 1992)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1982)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1982)
Brooklyn Nets all-time leading scorer
No. 52 retired by the Brooklyn Nets

 

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