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Ben Coleman (basketball)

Benjamin Coleman (November 14, 1961 – January 6, 2019) was an American professional basketball player.

Ben Coleman
Personal information
Born(1961-11-14)November 14, 1961
Minneapolis, Minnesota
DiedJanuary 6, 2019(2019-01-06) (aged 57)
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolNorth (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
NBA draft1984 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career1984–1997
PositionPower forward
Number40, 54, 44, 51
Career history
1984–1986Stefanel Trieste
19861988New Jersey Nets
19881989Philadelphia 76ers
1989–1990Milwaukee Bucks
1990–1991Elosúa León
1991–1992FC Barcelona Bàsquet
1992–1993Argal Huesca
1993–1994Rapid City Thrillers
1994Detroit Pistons
1994Burghy Roma
1994–1995Panapesca Montecatini
1996–1997Sioux Falls Skyforce
1997Omaha Racers
Stats at

Early lifeEdit

Coleman attended the University of Minnesota and the University of Maryland. He was picked by the Chicago Bulls in the second round (37th overall) in the 1984 NBA Draft, but did not start his NBA career until 1986 with the New Jersey Nets. He last appeared in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons in 1994, after a three-year absence from the league.

Coleman coached in the greater Minneapolis area with the private coaching service, CoachUp.[1]

Coleman died on January 6, 2019 at age 57.[2]


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  2. ^ Christensen, Joe (January 7, 2019). "Former Minneapolis North star, ex-Gophers player Ben Coleman dies at 57". Star Tribune. Retrieved January 7, 2019.

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