Walker buzzes to New Orleans
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) – The New Orleans Hornets have hired Darrell
Walker as an assistant coach. Walker, a 10-year NBA veteran as a player, has
also served as head coach for two different NBA teams.
“Darrell knows how to win and he knows how to prepare this team to play at a
championship level,” said Hornets head coach Byron Scott. “He was known for
unselfish team play and stellar defense during his playing days and he has
been able to transfer those attributes to his teams as a coach.”
Walker posted a record of 30-52 as head coach of the Toronto Raptors during
the 1996-97 season. He resigned the following season with an overall record of
He was named interim head coach of the Wizards on January 29, 2000 and guided
Washington to a 15-23 record to finish the season. Walker took over as the
Wizards director of player personnel in May of 2000.
He was head scout and special assistant for Washington in 2001-02 and a scout
the last two seasons.
Walker averaged 8.9 points, 4.6 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.51 steals in 720
NBA games with New York, Denver, Washington, Detroit and Chicago.