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Clemon Johnson
Center
Born September 12, 1956 (1956-09-12) (age 53)
Monticello, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
High school Florida A&M University
College Florida A&M (1974-1978)
Draft 44th, 1978
Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career 1978–1991
Former teams Portland Trail Blazers (1978-1979)
Philadelphia 76ers
Virtus Bologna (1988-1991)

Clemon Johnson (born September 12, 1956 in Monticello, Florida) is a retired American professional basketball player. Johnson was a 6'10", 240 lb (110 kg). center who played 761 games for four teams during his 10 seasons in the National Basketball Association.[1] From 1974–78 he played college basketball at Florida A&M University where he earned a Master's Degree in Sports Management.[2]

Johnson was selected with the 22nd pick of the second round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers.[2] He won an NBA title with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1982-83.[1]

After his professional basketball career, Johnson became an economics teacher and high school basketball coach in Tallahassee, Florida.[1] His son Chad played college basketball at the University of Pittsburgh.[1][2]

In May 2007, Clemon Johnson was named interim head coach of the University of Alaska men's basketball team at Fairbanks.[2]

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Cook: Senior class Pitt's Johnson refuses to pout, becomes leader, post-gazette.com published February 14, 2002
  2. ^ a b c d Clemon Johnson Hired for Alaska Coaching Spot, release courtesy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Office of Media Relations. May 24, 2007

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