Ronnie Burrell

Ronnie Burrell (born July 21, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player who is currently player development coordinator with the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association.

Ronnie Burrell
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Burrell, playing with Gydnia, in 2009.
Chicago Bulls
PositionAssistant coach
Personal information
Born (1983-07-21) July 21, 1983 (age 38)
Livingston, New Jersey
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolMontclair (Montclair, New Jersey)
CollegeUNC Greensboro (2001–2005)
NBA draft2005 / Undrafted
Playing career2005–2016
PositionPower forward / Small forward
Coaching career2019–present
Career history
As player:
2005Gainesville Knights
2005–2006Levallois SCB
2006–2007Köln 99ers
2007–2008Telekom Bonn
2011–2013EWE Oldenburg
As coach:
2019–2020Long Island Nets (assistant)
2020–presentChicago Bulls (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As player:

Early lifeEdit

Born in 1983, Burrell played high school basketball at Montclair High School, in Montclair, New Jersey.

College careerEdit

Burrell played college basketball at UNC Greensboro, from 2001 to 2005, with the UNC Greensboro Spartans. He played under the team's head coach at that time, Fran McCaffery. During his college career, he was an All-Southern Conference Team selection in 2004 and 2005.

Professional careerEdit

Burrell played with the WBA's Gainesville Knights, in 2005. Burrell then moved to Europe, and signed with the French club Levallois SCB for the 2005–06 season. The following season, he signed with RheinEnergie Koln, where he won the German Cup. He played in the NBA Summer League with the Seattle SuperSonics's summer league squad for two summers.[citation needed] After that, he played with the German club Telekom Baskets Bonn, and the Polish club Asseco Prokom Sopot/Gdynia. With Gydnia, he also won three Polish League championships.[citation needed] Burrell played in 55 EuroLeague games, and he made it to the EuroLeague's quarterfinals in the 2009–10 season.

In 2011, he signed a contract with the German club EWE Baskets Oldenburg.[1] In July 2013, he signed with the German club BBC Bayreuth.[2] In September 2015, he signed a contract with the French club Orchies. He signed with the French club Lille Métropole, in February 2016. Burrell retired from playing pro club basketball in April 2016, due to an injury.

Coaching careerEdit

On September 20, 2019, Burrell was hired as an assistant coach by the Long Island Nets, the NBA Development League affiliate of the NBA club the Brooklyn Nets.[3]

On November 14, 2020 he was hired as player development coach with the Chicago Bulls.[4]


  1. ^ Oldenburg signs Ronnie Burrell Archived 2011-07-12 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "BBC Bayreuth add Ronnie Burrell". Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Long Island Nets Announce Staff Additions". September 20, 2019.
  4. ^ "BULLS ADD TO 2020-21 COACHING STAFF". National Basketball Association. November 14, 2020. Retrieved November 14, 2020.

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