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Darwin Louis Cook (born August 6, 1958) is an American basketball coach and former player.

Darwin Cook
Personal information
Born (1958-08-06) August 6, 1958 (age 60)
Los Angeles, California
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight184 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High schoolCrenshaw (Los Angeles, California)
CollegePortland (1976–1980)
NBA draft1980 / Round: 4 / Pick: 70th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career1980–1992
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Number12, 1
Coaching career2017–present
Career history
19801986New Jersey Nets
1986–1987Washington Bullets
1987–1988La Crosse Catbirds
1988Scavolini Pesaro
1988–1989San Antonio Spurs
1989Denver Nuggets
1989–1991Scavolini Pesaro
1991–1992Quad City Thunder
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points5,820 (9.5 ppg)
Rebounds1,308 (2.1 spg)
Assists2,248 (3.7 rpg)
Stats at


Playing careerEdit

Cook played for the University of Portland from 1976 to 1980, and was selected by the Detroit Pistons with 70th overall pick in the 1980 NBA draft.

Cook's NBA career lasted from 1980 to 1989, and he played for the New Jersey Nets, Washington Bullets, Denver Nuggets, and San Antonio Spurs. In 1987, he signed a one-year contract with Scavolini Pesaro of the Italian Serie A1 before returning to the NBA for one more season, playing for the Nuggets and the Spurs. After his NBA career, in 1989, he returned to Italy and signed a two-year contract with Scavolini.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

On May 19, 2017, Cook was named a head coach of the University of Antelope Valley's Pioneers men's basketball team.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Sports People: Pro Basketball; Darwin Cook to Italy". The New York Times. July 5, 1989. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Former NBA Star Darwin Cook Named Pioneers Men's Basketball Head Coach". May 19, 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2019.

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