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Duane Eddy Washington (born August 31, 1964) is an American former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is the older brother of Derek Fisher.[1]

Duane Washington
Personal information
Born (1964-08-31) August 31, 1964 (age 55)
Eschwege, Hesse, West Germany
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolParkview Arts and Science Magnet
(Little Rock, Arkansas)
NBA draft1987 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
Playing career1987–2000
PositionShooting guard
Number14, 10, 7, 4
Career history
1987–1988Rapid City Thrillers
1988New Jersey Nets
1988New Haven Skyhawks
1988–1990Tulsa Fast Breakers
1990–1992Columbus Horizon
1992Miami Tropics
1992–1993Rockford Lightning
1993Los Angeles Clippers
1993Rockford Lightning
1993Miami Tropics
1993–1994Rapid City Thrillers
1994Grand Rapids Hoops
1994Le Mans Sarthe
1994Grand Rapids Mackers
1994–1995Trotamundos de Carabobo
1995Sabios de Manizales
1996Trotamundos de Carabobo
1998Grand Rapids Hoops
1998Panteras de Miranda
1998Maccabi Rishon LeZion
1998–1999Dragons Rhöndorf
1999–2000Skyliners Frankfurt

He played at Laredo Junior College, in Laredo, Texas, and Middle Tennessee State University before being taken with the 13th pick of the second round of the 1987 NBA draft by the Washington Bullets. He is a graduate of Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School.

Washington's brief NBA career consisted of 19 games spanning two seasons: in 1987–88 with the New Jersey Nets and in 1992–93 with the Los Angeles Clippers.

In October 1988, while a member of the Nets, Washington was suspended for two years for violating the substance-abuse agreement.[2]

On September 19, 2012, he was charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing injury after allegedly hitting a 70-year-old woman with his car on September 18 and leaving the scene of the accident. The accident occurred along I-96 in Crockery Township, Michigan, near Spring Lake.[3] In July 2013, Washington was sentenced to sixty days in jail. He was also placed under probation for eighteen months and ordered to perform community service.[4]


  1. ^ Kussoy, Howie (June 11, 2014). "Derek Fisher's path from Arkansas gym rat to Knicks coach". New York Post. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  2. ^ Transactions – New York Times
  3. ^ Ex-NBA player charged in I-96 hit-run – WOOD TV8 Archived October 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Ex-NBA player sentenced for hit-and-run in Michigan

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