Tony Delk

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Tony Delk
An African-American man sitting and wearing a tan suit
Delk as part of John Calipari's staff
Point guard/shooting guard
Personal information
Born(1974-01-28) January 28, 1974 (age 38)
Covington, Tennessee
NationalityAmerican
High schoolHaywood (Brownsville, Tennessee)
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight189 lb (86 kg)
Career information
CollegeKentucky (1992–1996)
NBA Draft1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
Pro career1996–2008
Career history
As player:
1996–1997Charlotte Hornets
19971999Golden State Warriors
1999–2000Sacramento Kings
20002002Phoenix Suns
20022003Boston Celtics
2003–2004Dallas Mavericks
20042006Atlanta Hawks
2006Detroit Pistons
2006–2007Panathinaikos (Greece)
2008Carolina Giants (Puerto Rico)
As coach:
20092011Kentucky Wildcats (NCAA) (assistant)
2011–presentNew Mexico State Aggies (NCAA) (assistant)
 
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Tony Delk
An African-American man sitting and wearing a tan suit
Delk as part of John Calipari's staff
Point guard/shooting guard
Personal information
Born(1974-01-28) January 28, 1974 (age 38)
Covington, Tennessee
NationalityAmerican
High schoolHaywood (Brownsville, Tennessee)
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight189 lb (86 kg)
Career information
CollegeKentucky (1992–1996)
NBA Draft1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
Pro career1996–2008
Career history
As player:
1996–1997Charlotte Hornets
19971999Golden State Warriors
1999–2000Sacramento Kings
20002002Phoenix Suns
20022003Boston Celtics
2003–2004Dallas Mavericks
20042006Atlanta Hawks
2006Detroit Pistons
2006–2007Panathinaikos (Greece)
2008Carolina Giants (Puerto Rico)
As coach:
20092011Kentucky Wildcats (NCAA) (assistant)
2011–presentNew Mexico State Aggies (NCAA) (assistant)

Tony Lorenzo Delk (born January 28, 1974) is an American former professional basketball player and current assistant coach for the New Mexico State Aggies men's basketball team. He was team leader of the 1996 University of Kentucky Wildcats team that won the 1996 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. After college, he played for seven NBA teams over ten seasons.

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High school

Delk attended Haywood Junior High School and Haywood High School in Brownsville, Tennessee. During his 1992 senior year of high school, Delk was named "Mr. Basketball" in the state of Tennessee (TSSAA Class 3A Mr.Basketball 1992) and also to the Parade and McDonald's All-American Teams.

College career

As a sophomore at Kentucky, Delk was voted All-SEC 2nd Team by the coaches and All-SEC 3rd Team by the Associated Press, while also making the All-SEC Tournament Team for his outstanding play. Delk was named to the All-SEC 1st and All-NCAA Regional teams during the 1994-95 season. In the 1995-96 season, Delk was named to the All-American and All-SEC first teams and was named NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player. He also received SEC Player of the Year honors during the season. Delk joined Omega Psi Phi Fraternity while at Kentucky.

College statistics

SeasonGames
Played
MinutesFGFGA %3Pt
FG
3Pt
FGA
 %FTFTA %DefOffTotal
Rebs
Asst.St.BSFTOTotal
Points
PPGAPGSPGRPG
1992-93302874710445.2185135.3243372.73819572217324191364.5.73.571.9
1993-943497020044045.59525437.46910863.911142153596421705956416.61.71.94.5
1994-953396020743347.87719739.1608967.4773311065539675155116.71.971.63.3
1995-963694722946449.49321044.388110809753150646713726463917.81.81.94.2
Total1333164683144147.428371239.724134070.932314747021020146233193189014.21.61.53.5

Playing career

Delk (right) guarded by Andrei Kirilenko in 2006.

Tony Delk was picked 16th overall in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets. He was traded by the Hornets along with Muggsy Bogues to the Golden State Warriors for B. J. Armstrong on November 7, 1997, where he played for two seasons before signing with the Sacramento Kings on August 16, 1999. He appeared in 46 games in 1999-00, subsequently joining the Phoenix Suns on August 1, 2000.

In a January 2, 2001 overtime game against his former Kings team, he scored a career-high 53 points on 20-for-27 field goal shooting.[1] Delk was eventually dealt with Rodney Rogers to the Celtics, for Joe Johnson, Milt Palacio, and Randy Brown.[2]

Prior to 2004-05, after a year with the Dallas Mavericks, Delk was again traded, this time to the Atlanta Hawks, along with Antoine Walker, in a deal for Jason Terry and Alan Henderson. Delk lasted one and a half seasons with the Hawks before being waived on February 25, 2006, signing with the Detroit Pistons on March 1, where he backed up point guard Chauncey Billups.

Delk finished his NBA career with averages of 9.1 PPG, 2.5 RPG and 1.9 APG as he, in August 2006, signed a contract with the Greek basketball team, Panathinaikos, in Athens. He won the Greek Cup, the Greek Championship and the European Championship with Panathinaikos, but was released in May 2007, citing compatibility issues. He announced his retirement from professional basketball in November 2007. In 2008, nonetheless, he played three games for the Gigantes of Carolina in the BSN, the professional basketball league of Puerto Rico. He retired, once again, and served as a technical assistant with the same team.[3]

Coaching career

On April 16, 2009 it was announced that Delk would be returning to his alma mater along with his former college teammate Scott Padgett to serve on coach John Calipari's staff at the University of Kentucky.[4] In July 2011, the New Mexico State Aggies basketball team hired him as an assistant coach to Marvin Menzies.[5]

Personal life

Tony Delk is the president of the Taylor Delk Sickle Cell Foundation. The foundation is named after his daughter, who has sickle-cell disease.[6]

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