Roy Rogers (basketball)

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Roy Rogers
Rogers during his time as an assistant coach with the Detroit Pistons in 2012
No. 40, 99, 9, 25 – Washington Wizards
Assistant coach
Personal information
Born (1973-08-19) August 19, 1973 (age 45)
Linden, Alabama
NationalityAmerican
High schoolLinden (Linden, Alabama)
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
CollegeAlabama (1992–1996)
NBA Draft1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies
Pro career1996–2004
Career history
As player:
Vancouver Grizzlies (1996–1997)
Boston Celtics (1997–1998)
Toronto Raptors (1998)
Denver Nuggets (1999–2000)
Memphis Houn'Dawgs (2000) (ABA)
CSKA Moscow (2000–2001) (Russia)
Aurora Basket Jesi (2002) (Italy)
Noteć Inowrocław (2003–2004) (Poland)
As coach:
Brooklyn Nets (2013–2014) (assistant coach)
Washington Wizards (2014–present) (assistant coach)

Roy Lee Rogers, Jr. (born August 19, 1973) is an American retired professional basketball player. He played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played a total of 137 games in the NBA from 1996 until 2000. He played for the Vancouver Grizzlies, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, and the Denver Nuggets. After retiring, Rogers became an assistant coach. He currently serves as an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards of the NBA.

College[change | change source]

Rogers played college basketball for the University of Alabama. He played college basketball with the Crimson Tide from 1992 until 1996.

NBA career[change | change source]

Rogers was drafted by the Vancouver Grizzlies in the first round with the 22nd overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft. He played a total of 82 games and started 50 games with the Grizzlies. He scored a total of 543 points during his time in Vancouver. On October 28, 1997, the Grizzlies traded Rogers to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Tony Massenburg and a 2nd-round pick in the 1999 NBA draft.[1]

He only played nine games with the Celtics. He scored seven points with them. On February 18, 1998, the Celtics traded Roger along with Chauncey Billups, Dee Brown and John Thomas to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Kenny Anderson, Popeye Jones and Žan Tabak.[2]

With the Raptors, Rogers played in six games and scored a total of 13 points. On June 9, 1998, the Raptors traded Rogers along with a two 1st-round picks in the 1998 NBA draft to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Kevin Willis.[3]

Rogers did not play for the Rockets and played most of the 1998 season in Italy. On January 22, 1999, the Rockets traded Rogers along with a 2nd-round pick in the 2000 NBA draft to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Scottie Pippen.[4] Rogers never played a game for the Bulls and they waived him on February 1, 1999.[5]

On October 1, 1999, he signed a contract with the Denver Nuggets. He played 40 games with them. He retired from playing professional basketball in 2004.

After retiring, Rogers joined the Brooklyn Nets as an assistant coach in 2013.[6] He left the next year and joined the Washington Wizards as their assistant coach.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Grizzlies Acquire Massenburg, Mack". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-2-9. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "Toronto Raptors Trade Deadline History". Toronto Raptors. Retrieved 2016-2-9. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Rockets' Willis Dealt To Toronto". CBS News. Retrieved 2016-2-9. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "Chicago Bulls tribute to Scottie Pippen". Chicago Bulls. Retrieved 2016-2-9. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "Bulls Waive Rogers, Werdann". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2016-2-9. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. "Nets Agree to Terms with Assistants Frank, Rogers, Hughes". Brooklyn Nets. Retrieved 2016-2-9. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. "Wizards set to hire Roy Rogers to replace Sam Cassell on coaching staff". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2016-2-9. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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