The Info List - Rex Walters

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


* WCC Coach of the Year (2014)


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
Grand Rapids Drive
. 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


Born in Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha, Nebraska
, Walters played high school basketball at Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose, California
San Jose, California
, but graduated from Independence High School in San Jose, California
San Jose, California
. Walters played at Northwestern University before transferring to the University of Kansas
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 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 in his third season and he also played briefly with the Miami Heat
Miami Heat
. After leaving the NBA, Walters played for León and Gran Canaria in Spain. 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.

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."


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 . 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 127-127 overall record in 2016, including a 63-65 mark in West Coast Conference games. On June 29, 2016, Walters was named the head coach of the Grand Rapids Drive
Grand Rapids Drive
On July 1, 2017 Walters was named an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons



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
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-wal