Lenny Wilkins Is A Hall Of Fame Player And Coach
Lenny Wilkens the player often gets overshadowed by Lenny Wilkens the coach. But before he became one of the most iconic coaches in basketball history, Wilkens was a Hall of Fame-caliber point guard.
Wilkens spent time playing for the St. Louis Hawks, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Portland Trail Blazers. His best years came in Seattle, where he averaged 19.5 points, 9.0 assists, and 5.0 rebounds per game. All said, Wilkens was nine-time NBA All-Star selection (he also won the 1971 NBA All-Star Game MVP), he had his No. 19 jersey retired by the SuperSonics, and he was a member of the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.