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Phil Lumpkin (December 20, 1951 – November, 2009) was an American professional basketball player and high school basketball coach. He was born in Dayton, Ohio.[1]

A 6'0" (1.83 m) and 165 lb (75 kg) point guard from Ohio's Miami University, Lumpkin was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 34th pick of the 1974 NBA Draft. He played two seasons in the NBA as a member of the Blazers and Phoenix Suns, averaging 3.3 points per game.[1]

In 1991, Lumpkin became head coach of the boys' basketball program at O'Dea High School in Seattle, Washington. Between 1993 and 2007, he led the team to five 3A class state titles.[2]

Lumpkin was discovered dead on the Monday morning of November 2, 2009, shortly after being diagnosed with pneumonia. He was 57 years old.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Phil Lumpkin statistics at basketball-reference.com. Retrieved on November 4, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Mason Kelley. "O'Dea coach Phil Lumpkin found dead at age 57". The Seattle Times. November 2, 2009. Retrieved on November 4, 2009.

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