Another former NBA player has taken a college coaching job. Darrell Walker, who played for five teams during his career in the Association, will become the head coach at Division II’s Clark Atlanta University. Walker will join Damon Stoudamire as former NBA players who became first-time college head coaches this offseason. Unlike Stoudamire, though, Walker has some head coaching experience: he had head coaching stints in the NBA with the Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards, where he accrued a 56-113 career record. He was also the head coach of the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, leading the team to a 14-18 record.
From Clark Atlanta University:
Walker will be embarking on his first collegiate coaching opportunity with more than a decade of NBA coaching experience, including 56 victories as a head coach in the league. Walker has also headed up teams in the WNBA and CBA.
Beyond his professional coaching experience, Walker was an All-American player at the University of Arkansas under legendary coach Eddie Sutton. After playing out his days with the Razorbacks, Walker was selected with the No. 12 overall pick in the 1983 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Over a professional playing career spanning 10 seasons, Walker was able to end his career as a member of the NBA Champion Chicago Bulls in the 1992-93 season.