New Jersey Nets, NBA
- NBA All-Star (1994)
- NBA Rookie of the Year (1991)
- Big East Conference Player of the Year (1990)
- NCAA All-American First Team (1990)
- World Championship Gold Medalist (1994)
Derrick Coleman is a retired NBA player who enjoyed his best years as a member of the New Jersey Nets, where he averaged 19.8 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. He was selected first overall in the 1990 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. At the start of his career, the Nets were an up and coming team, with young players like Derrick, Kenny Anderson, Chris Morris and Mookie Blaylock teaming up with solid veteran players like Sam Bowie, Chris Dudley, Terry Mills and Dražen Petrović. Throughout his career, left-handed Coleman was an effective low post scorer with a reliable perimeter shooting touch, averaging 16.5 points and 9.3 rebounds. When Derrick entered the NBA, he was compared to elite power forwards such as Karl Malone and Charles Barkley, and expected to put up similar numbers, only with the added ability to shoot from three-point range. In 1994, Derrick won the gold medal with the US national team in the FIBA World Championship. Derrick grew up and attended high school in Detroit, Michigan and later attended college at Syracuse University.
Tweet$200Promote your brand or business with a tweet from Derrick.
Lunch or Dinner$1,500Derrick will join you and your small group of up to 10 people at lunch or dinner. You choose the restaurant and you choose what you want to talk about. Derrick will share stories from his career. Note: for larger parties, please see appearance fee below.
Attend a Game$2,500Have an extra seat at the game? Derrick will join you and your guests and share insight on the game. Discuss Derrick's career at the Nets and his trajectory to become a NBA All-Star. (Up to 3 hours)
Round of Golf$2,500Derrick will complete your foursome for a round of golf. He'll be the perfect fourth for your Sunday outing, and will spice up the round with tales from his time in the pros. (Up to 5 hours)
Appearance$5,000Hire Derrick Coleman to make an appearance at your next event! Derrick Coleman’s appearance will be the perfect way to promote your business or organization. (Up to 60 minutes). Autograph show pricing may vary.
Coaching$1,500To be the best you need to learn from the best. Hiring Derrick as a coach will give you access to a NBA All-Star. Derrick will coach a group of 2-6 people drills that helped him become a pro athlete.
Camp$3,000Derrick will make a guest appearance as a coach at your camp for a full day, giving the players a glimpse of what it takes to be a professional basketball player. What better way to keep motivation levels high than to have a pro running drills for the day. (Up to 1 day)
* Booking this talent outside of the booking region may result in additional costs. Thuzio Pros are subject to availability.
Sport Basketball League NBA Team
- New Jersey Nets (1990-1995)Philadelphia 76ers (1995-1999, 2001-2004)Charlotte Hornets (1999-2001)Detroit Pistons (2004-2005)
Position Power Forward/Center Home Town Mobile, Alabama College Syracuse University