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David Henderson
Small forward
Born July 21, 1964 (1964-07-21) (age 45)
Drewry, North Carolina
Nationality  United States
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
High school Warren County (North Carolina)
College Duke (1982-1986)
Draft 3rd Round, 58th pick overall, 1986
Washington Bullets
Pro career 1986–1996
Former teams Philadelphia 76ers (1987–1988)
Hapoel Tel Aviv (1990–1991) Maccabi Rishon LeZion (1991–1992)
Hapoel Holon (1992–1994)
Galatasaray Cafe Crown (1994–1995)
Maccabi Ramat Gan (1995–1996)
Awards All-ACC Tournament 1986
Preaseason NIT MVP 1986

David (Dave) McKinley Henderson (born July 21, 1964 in Drewry, North Carolina) is a retired American basketball player and a present day basketball coach.

At 6'5", 195 lb, he is most notable because of his college career at Duke, were he was team co-captain on the 1986 team that reached the NCAA Final Four, and lost in the final game to Louisville. Henderson later played in Europe, notably in Israel, France and Turkey, before assuming the assistant's coach position at his alma mater. In July 2000 he was appointed as the head coach of the University of Delaware men's team. In March 2006 he was fired after concluding a three-season losing span[1].


College career

After finishing Warren County High School, Henderson enrolled at Duke, where he played for four successful years (1983-1986), under Mike Krzyzewski's coaching. He was the starting Shooting guard in his first year, moved to the bench as the sixth man the following two seasons and finally finished his college career starting in all 39 games, and as co-captain together with leading scorer Johnny Dawkins led the team to the Final game of the NCAA tournament, only to lose to Louisville.

Professional career

After being drafted by the Washington Bullets only in the 3rd round of the 1986 NBA Draft and not receiving a contract Henderson started his professional career in the CBA, and after a year he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers. Henderson played only 22 games in the 1987-88 NBA season so he moved to France where he played for two seasons. In 1990 he moved to Israel, where he had a successful span in teams like Hapoel Tel Aviv, Maccabi Rishon LeZion, Hapoel Holon and Maccabi Ramat Gan, his last team before retiring in 1996. Henderson also played for the Turkish team Galatasaray Café Crown.

Coaching career

Immediately after retiring Henderson assumed the assistant's coach position at Duke, where he served for four seasons. In 2000 he received his first head coach position, in the University of Delaware men's team. In March 2006 he was fired after the team suffered a 9-21 losing season.

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