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Bimbo Coles
Position(s) Point guard
Jersey #(s) 12,50
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 182 lb (83 kg)
Born April 22, 1968 (1968-04-22) (age 41)
Covington, Virginia
Career information
Year(s) 1990–2004
NBA Draft 1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 13
College Virginia Tech
Professional team(s)
Career stats (NBA and/or ABA)
Points     6,628
Steals     735
Assists     3,313
Stats @
Career highlights and awards

Vernell Eufaye ("Bimbo") Coles (born April 22, 1968 in Covington, Virginia) is a retired American basketball player. Coles was a standout at Greenbrier East High School in Lewisburg, West Virginia. He played his college basketball for the Virginia Tech Hokies for four seasons (1986/87-1989/90). He was a member of the United States 1988 Olympic basketball team. His NBA career started when he was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the 1990 NBA Draft, and immediately traded to the Miami Heat in exchange for veteran guard Rory Sparrow. After Coles' first of two stints with the Miami Heat, he was traded to the Golden State Warriors, and also played with the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Boston Celtics. He was utilized primarily as a backup point guard.[1] He was a high school outfielder selected by the California Angels in the 53rd round of the June 1990 Major League Baseball Draft.

He received his nickname from a cousin in reference to a line in a country music song.[2]

Olympic medal record
Men's Basketball
Bronze Seoul 1988 United States


  1. ^ Drawn to the HEAT, 8 April 2005
  2. ^ Bimbo Coles, NBA, Retrieved 2010-01-09

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