Bimbo Coles

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Coles posing with fans in 1995

Vernell Eufaye "Bimbo" Coles (born 1968) is a retired American basketball player. He played for 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was also nicknamed "Colsie".

Basketball career[change | change source]

Vernell Coles was born Apr 22, 1968 in Covington, Virginia.[1] Coles was a standout at Greenbrier East High School in Lewisburg, West Virginia. He played his college basketball for the Virginia Tech Hokies for four seasons (1986–87 to 1989–90).[2] He was a member of the United States 1988 Olympic basketball team which won a bronze medal. His NBA career started when he was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the 1990 NBA Draft. He was immediately traded to the Miami Heat in exchange for veteran guard Rory Sparrow. After Coles' first of the two times he played with the Miami Heat, he was traded to the Golden State Warriors. He also played for the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Boston Celtics. He was utilized primarily as a backup point guard.

Later career[change | change source]

Coles is now the fitness director of CountryRoads Crossfit. It is a physical fitness center in Lewisburg, West Virgina.[3] In February of 2011, Coles was inducted into the West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bimbo Coles". ESPN NBA. ESPN Internet Ventures. 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  2. Mike Harris, Game of My Life Virginia Tech (Champaign, IL: Sports Publishers, 2006), p. 211
  3. "What the Hell Happened to...Bimbo Coles?". Celtics Life. 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  4. "Bimbo Coles". CountryRoads CrossFit. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2014.

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