Theodore Roosevelt Dunn (born February 1, 1955) is an American former professional basketball player who used to be an assistant coach for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

T. R. Dunn
Personal information
Born (1955-02-01) February 1, 1955 (age 65)
Birmingham, Alabama
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High schoolWest End (Birmingham, Alabama)
CollegeAlabama (1973–1977)
NBA draft1977 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career1977–1991
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Number23, 25
Career history
As player:
19771980Portland Trail Blazers
19801988Denver Nuggets
1988–1989Phoenix Suns
19891991Denver Nuggets
As coach:
19911997Charlotte Hornets (assistant)
1997–1998Denver Nuggets (assistant)
1999Charlotte Sting (assistant)
2000Charlotte Sting
2001–2002Alabama (assistant)
20022004Denver Nuggets (assistant)
20042007Sacramento Kings (assistant)
20072011Houston Rockets (assistant)
20112014Minnesota Timberwolves (assistant)
20142016Houston Rockets (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points5,033 (5.1 ppg)
Rebounds4,371 (4.4 rpg)
Steal1,316 (1.3 spg)
Stats at

A star at the University of Alabama, the 6'4" Dunn was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round of the 1977 National Basketball Association draft. He went on to have a productive 14-year career with three teams: the Blazers (1977–1980), the Denver Nuggets (1980–1988;1989–1991), and the Phoenix Suns (1988–1989). Dunn was named to the NBA's All-Defensive Second Team three times during his career, and he was widely regarded as one of the best rebounding guards of the 1980s.[1]

After retiring in 1991 with 5,033 career points and 4,371 career rebounds, Dunn served six seasons (1991–1997) as an assistant coach for the Charlotte Hornets. He later served brief tenures as head coach of the WNBA's Charlotte Sting and as an assistant coach at the University of Alabama, and in 2004 he was hired as an assistant coach for the NBA's Sacramento Kings. In 2007, he became an assistant coach for the Houston Rockets. On December 6, 2011, he was hired as an assistant coach by the Minnesota Timberwolves to work under Rick Adelman.[2]

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  2. ^ "Wolves Announce Basketball and Coaching Staffs". Minnesota Timberwolves. December 6, 2011.

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