LEVINGSTON TO BE ASSISTANT COACH FOR CAGERZ
April 06, 2006 By USBL
Salina, KS - (April 6, 2006) The Kansas Cagerz are proud to announce the hiring of Cliff Levingston as Assistant Coach.
Originally from San Diego, California, Levingston played college basketball for Wichita Sate University where he finished his career as the school's 8th leading scorer and 4th leading rebounder.
sophomore year he
contributed to the success of the Shockers by leading his
team to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament.
Deciding to leave after his
junior year, he
was drafted in the 1st round by the Detroit Pistons in 1982.
two seasons with the Pistons, he
was traded to the Atlanta Hawks where he
spent the majority of his
In Atlanta, he
was teammates with NBA legends Dominique Wilkins and Doc Rivers.
was a valuable player who could play strong defense and grab important rebounds.
He joined the Chicago Bulls after his six seasons with the Hawks.
years with the Bulls, he
won two championship rings under Phil Jackson in 1991 and 1992 playing alongside Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.
Levingston also temporarily played for the Denver Nuggets before retiring in 1995.
11 season NBA career with 5,888 points, 4,307 rebounds, and 593 blocks.
Most recently, Cliff
completed an assistant coaching assignment for the Gary Steelheads of the Continental Basketball Association
where they were defeated by the Yakama Sun Kings in the best of three Championship Series.
will make his
debut when the Cagerz
open their season on Saturday, April 29 at the Bicentennial Center
in Salina, Kansas against the Nebraska Cranes at 7:00 PM.