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Johnny Earl Dawkins, Jr. (born September 28, 1963) is a retired Americanmarker basketball player and the current head coach of the Stanfordmarker Cardinal men's basketball team. He was a two-time All-American and national player of the year as a senior in 1986 at Duke and subsequently played nine seasons in the NBA. He was born in Washington, D.C.marker.


Playing career


He played basketball at Mackin High School in Washington, D.C. before enrolling at Duke University. At Duke, he became the team's all-time leading scorer with 2,556 points, which stood until 2006 when J. J. Redick surpassed it. In Dawkins' senior year at Duke, the 1985-1986 season, the Duke Blue Devils attained a win-loss record of 37-3, which was an NCAA record for both games played and games won in a single season at the time. They reached the 1986 NCAA championship game, where they lost to Louisvillemarker 72-69. In his senior season, Dawkins averaged 20.2 points per game and won the Naismith College Player of the Year Award, presented to the nation's top Collegiate Basketball Player. He also served as alternate on the 1984 United States Olympic basketball team. He graduated with a degree in political science.

His jersey number 24 was later retired. Dawkins was also given a number of honors, including being named to the ACC 50th Anniversary men's basketball team honoring the 50 greatest players in Atlantic Coast Conference history and being named the 78th greatest player in college basketball history by The Sporting News's Legends of College Basketball book in 2002.

NBA career

In the 1986 NBA Draft, Dawkins was selected by the San Antonio Spurs as the 10th pick overall. He played in the NBA for nine seasons, also playing for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Detroit Pistons. In his NBA career, he averaged 11.1 points, 5.5 assists, and 2.5 rebounds.

Coaching career

Following his NBA career, he went back to Duke Universitymarker in 1996, where he worked as an administrative intern in the athletic department and was on the air as an analyst for Duke's home basketball games. He joined the Duke coaching staff in 1998, working alongside head coach Mike Krzyzewski. He was promoted to associate head coach in charge of player development in 1999.

In April 2008, he was named head coach at Stanford Universitymarker, succeeding Trent Johnson.

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