The Info List - Rex Walters

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As Player

2× First-team All-Big Eight (1992, 1993)

As Coach

WCC Coach of the Year (2014)

Career NBA statistics

Points 1,547 (4.6 ppg)

Rebounds 403 (1.2 rpg)

Assists 569 (1.7 apg)

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Rex Andrew Walters (born March 12, 1970) is an American former professional basketball player and the current assistant coach of the Detroit Pistons. Previously Walters served as the head coach of the Grand Rapids Drive.[1][2] Previously, he was the men's basketball coach at the University of San Francisco. Walters played college basketball at Northwestern and Kansas and played professionally for ten years, including seven seasons in the NBA, from 1993 to 2003.


1 Biography

1.1 Coaching career

2 Head coaching record 3 References 4 External links

Biography[edit] Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Walters played high school basketball at Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose, California, but graduated from Independence High School in San Jose, California.[3] Walters played at Northwestern University
Northwestern University
before transferring to the University of Kansas, where he helped lead the Jayhawks to the Final Four in 1993. During his time at Kansas he was coached by Roy Williams. The 6'4" (1.93 m) shooting guard was selected by the National Basketball Association's New Jersey Nets
New Jersey Nets
with the 16th pick in the 1993 NBA draft. Walters played in the league from 1993 until 2000. He was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers
in his third season and he also played briefly with the Miami Heat. After leaving the NBA, Walters played for León and Gran Canaria in Spain.[4] In addition to his playing career, Walters had a minor role in the 1994 film Blue Chips. Walters is biracial; his father is white and his mother is Japanese.[5] In an interview with Rick Quan, Rex Walters
Rex Walters
responded to the question of feeling that he was a pioneer for Asian-Americans. He responded – "I consider myself Japanese-American. I just don't look it. People are always surprised. Now we got a guy like Jeremy Lin
Jeremy Lin
breaking barriers, I'd like to think I played a small part in that". He later added, "People ask me who I am? What I am? I am a Japanese-American, I take great pride in that."[6] Coaching career[edit] From 2006–2008, Walters served as the men's basketball coach at Florida Atlantic University. From 2008 to 2016 he was the head basketball coach at the University of San Francisco.[7] In 2014, Rex Walters was named WCC Coach of the Year by his coaching peers. He finished his University of San Francisco coaching career with a 126–125 overall record in 2016, including a 63–65 mark in West Coast Conference games.[8] On June 29, 2016, Walters was named the head coach of the Grand Rapids Drive[9] On July 1, 2017 Walters was named an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons[10] Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason

Florida Atlantic Owls (Sun Belt Conference) (2006–2008)

2006–07 Florida Atlantic 16–15 10–8 3rd (East)

2007–08 Florida Atlantic 15–18 8–10 4th (East)

Florida Atlantic: 31–33 (.484) 18–18 (.500)

San Francisco Dons (West Coast Conference) (2008–2016)

2008–09 San Francisco 11–19 3–11 7th

2009–10 San Francisco 12–18 7–7 T–4th

2010–11 San Francisco 19–15 10–4 3rd CIT Quarterfinals

2011–12 San Francisco 20–14 8–8 5th CBI First Round

2012–13 San Francisco 14–15 7–9 5th

2013–14 San Francisco 21–12 13–5 2nd NIT First Round

2014–15 San Francisco 14–18 7–11 6th

2015–16 San Francisco 15–15 8–10 5th

San Francisco: 126–125 (.502) 63–65 (.492)

Total: 157–158 (.498)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion         Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion       Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion       Conference tournament champion


^ http://www.mlive.com/pistons/index.ssf/2016/06/pistons_announce_grand_rapids.html ^ http://www.nba.com/pistons/features/pistons-tab-basketball-junkie-rex-walters-coach-d-league-affiliate-drive/ ^ "Rex Walters". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 26, 2011.  ^ "Walters Added to Doherty's Staff: Former Kansas and NBA player joins men's basketball staff". CSTV Networks, Inc. 2005-04-20. Retrieved 2008-04-21.  ^ Hua, Vanessa (April 10, 2006). "Asian American basketball leagues boost game skills and ethnic pride". San Francisco Chronicle. p. A1.  ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4b0nLia7c0 ^ Chu, Bryan (2008-04-14). "USF Hires Rex Walters". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-04-14.  ^ http://www.usfdons.com/news/2016/3/9/mens-basketball-walters-dismissed-as-mens-head-basketball-coach-Walters-USF.aspx ^ http://woodtv.com/2016/06/29/grand-rapids-drive-gets-new-head-coach-gm/ ^ http://www.wnem.com/story/35783141/pistons-hire-rex-walters-as-assistant-coach

External links[edit]

University of San Francisco biography Rex Walters
Rex Walters
on IMDb

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Detroit Pistons
Detroit Pistons
current roster

0 Drummond 1 Jackson 5 Kennard 7 Johnson 8 Ellenson 9 Galloway 14 Smith 20 Buycks 22 Felder (TW) 23 Griffin 24 Moreland 25 Bullock 30 Leuer 33 Ennis 38 Hearn (TW) 41 Nelson 43 Tolliver

Head coach: Van Gundy Assistant coaches: Allen Beyer Hardaway Klask Malone Smith Walters

Links to related articles

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Florida Atlantic Owls men's basketball
Florida Atlantic Owls men's basketball
head coaches

Lonnie Williams (1988–1989) Tim Loomis (1989–1995) Kevin Billerman (1995–1999) Sidney Green (1999–2005) Matt Doherty (2005–2006) Rex Walters
Rex Walters
(2006–2008) Mike Jarvis (2008–2014) Michael Curry (2014–2018) Dusty May (2018– )

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San Francisco Dons men's basketball
San Francisco Dons men's basketball
head coaches

Jimmy Needles (1923–1931) Phil Morrissey (1931–1932) Wally Cameron (1932–1941) Forrest Twogood
Forrest Twogood
(1941–1942) Jimmy Needles (1942–1944) No team (1944–1945) William Bussenius (1945–1946) Pete Newell
Pete Newell
(1946–1950) Phil Woolpert (1950–1959) Ross Giudice (1959–1960) Peter Peletta (1960–1966) Phil Vukicevich (1966–1970) Bob Gaillard (1970–1978) Dan Belluomini (1978–1980) Pete Barry (1980–1982) No team (1982–1985) Jim Brovelli (1985–1995) Philip Mathews (1995–2004) Jessie Evans (2004–2007) Eddie Sutton # (2007–2008) Rex Walters
Rex Walters
(2008–2016) Kyle Smith (2016– )

Pound sign (#) denotes interim head coach.

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1993 NBA draft

First round

Chris Webber Shawn Bradley Anfernee Hardaway Jamal Mashburn Isaiah Rider Calbert Cheaney Bobby Hurley Vin Baker Rodney Rogers Lindsey Hunter Allan Houston George Lynch Terry Dehere Scott Haskin Doug Edwards Rex Walters Greg Graham Luther Wright Acie Earl Scott Burrell James Robinson Chris Mills Ervin Johnson Sam Cassell Corie Blount Geert Hammink Malcolm Mackey

Second round

Lucious Harris Sherron Mills Gheorghe Mureșan Evers Burns Alphonso Ford Eric Riley Darnell Mee Ed Stokes John Best Nick Van Exel Conrad McRae Thomas Hill Rich Manning Anthony Reed Adonis Jordan Josh Grant Alex Holcombe Bryon Russell Richard Petruška Chris Whitney Kevin Thompson Mark Buford Marcelo Nicola Spencer Dunkley Mike Peplowski Leonard White