Johnny Taylor (basketball)

Johnny Antonio Taylor (born June 4, 1974) in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the assistant coach for the Lakeland Magic

Johnny Taylor
Lakeland Magic
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
Born (1974-06-04) June 4, 1974 (age 45)
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight231 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High schoolHoward School of Academics and Technology
(Chattanooga, Tennessee)
NBA draft1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Playing career1997–2012
Number17, 23
Coaching career2014–present
Career history
As player:
19971999Orlando Magic
19992000Denver Nuggets
2000Orlando Magic
2000–2001Adecco Milano
2002Santa Lucia Realty
2002Roanoke Dazzle
2003–2005Triumph Lyubertsy
2005Busan KT Sonicboom
2005–2006Etosa Alicante
2006Blue Stars
2006–2007Dexia Mons-Hainaut
2007–2008Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins
As coach:
2016–2017VCU (Dir. of Player Development)
2017–presentLakeland Magic (assistant coach)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Before his coaching career, Taylor played college basketball at the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, earning So-Con Player of the Year Honors in 1997. Taylor went on to be the 17th overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft, playing for the Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets, Chicago Bulls, and Portland Trailblazers during his NBA tenure. In 2000, Taylor continued his professional career overseas, playing with teams in Italy, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Lebanon, Belgium, Japan, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates until he retired in 2012[1].

Coaching CareerEdit

Previously he served as the Player Development Coach for the VCU Men's Basketball team in Richmond, Virginia.


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