LEVINGSTON TO BE ASSISTANT COACH FOR CAGERZ
April 06, 2006 By USBLSalina, 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.His 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.
Following his two seasons with the Pistons, he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks where he spent the majority of his career.
In Atlanta, he was teammates with NBA legends Dominique Wilkins and Doc Rivers.
Levingston 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.
In his 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.He ended his 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.
Levingston 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.
Former NBA player Cliff Levingston has been named head coach for the Rochester RazorSharks of the Premier Basketball League (PBL), the team announced at a press conference Tuesday.
Levingston will replace Rob Baker , who announced his departure on September 22 after accepting an assistant coach position in the NBA Development League.
"After interviewing many talented candidates, we concluded that Cliff Levingston is the best fit for this position.
Levingston played six seasons for the Atlanta Hawks before joining the Chicago Bulls, where he won NBA championships in 1991 and 1992 before retiring in 1995.In 2000, Levingston began his coaching career as head coach for the Dodge City Legends of the United States Basketball League (USBL), where he won "Coach of the Year "in 2002.Levingston will join the team this week as the RazorSharks prepare for the 2013 PBL season, scheduled to begin in March.Levingston will look to continue the team's success, which includes four PLB championships since the RazorSharks inaugural season in 2005.
Lawton, OK (December 16, 2007) - The Oklahoma Cavalry announced today that Cliff Levingston will take over the head coaching duties for the remainder of the season.Levingston takes over for former head coach Micheal Ray Richardson who is relieved of his duties immediately by the Cavalry.
Levingston is no stranger to the CBA, as he served as an assistant coach with the Gary Steelheads in the 2005-06 season. Levingston was originally drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 1982 NBA Draft, selected with the ninth selection in the first round.He played two seasons in Detroit before being traded with Antoine Carr to the Atlanta Hawks for Dan Roundfield.In 1990, Levingston signed with the Chicago Bulls as a free agent.He played the next two seasons in Chicago, winning two NBA Championships.After two years playing overseas in Greece and Italy, Levingston returned to the NBA with the Denver Nuggets in 1994.He retired from the game in 1995.In 2000, Levingston began his coaching career as an assistant coach in the CBA with the Ft. Wayne Fury.In 2001, he served as an assistant coach with the Dodge City Legend of the USBL.After a year as a college assistant at St. Francis, he returned to Dodge City as head coach, where his Legend team won the USBL title.Levingston was named USBL Coach of the Year.During 2003-04, Levingston served as an assistant for the Harlem Globetrotters before joining the Steelheads in 2005.Levingston served as the Steelheads head coach in the USBL for the 2007 season. "Cliff is a natural choice to take over the reigns of our franchise," said Cavalry Owner Baron Hopgood.
"Cliff has extensive head coaching experience and is familiar with the CBA and the players needed to be successful for the remainder of the season.We thank Micheal Ray for his time and effort here in Oklahoma, but I feel a change is needed at this time to insure success both on and off the court." A formal press conference to announce the arrival of Cliff Levingston as head coach is be finalized, and will be announced at a later date.
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