Green with the Clippers in 2013
|Born||July 28, 1981|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||227 lb (103 kg)|
|High school||Cooley (Detroit, Michigan)|
|College||Detroit Mercy (1999–2003)|
|NBA draft||2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall|
|Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics|
|2010–2011||New Orleans Hornets|
|2012–2014||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2016–2018||Golden State Warriors (assistant)|
|2019–present||Phoenix Suns (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
As assistant coach:
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Willie Julius Green (born July 28, 1981) is an American former professional basketball player who is an assistant coach with the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). During his professional career, Green played in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Hornets, Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers and Orlando Magic. He was selected in the second round (41st pick overall) of the 2003 NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics and later acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers from Seattle in a draft-night trade for the draft rights to Paccelis Morlende (50th pick overall) and cash considerations.
Philadelphia 76ers (2003–2010)
Green was a 1999 graduate of Cooley High School; after a college career at the University of Detroit Mercy, he was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the second round (41st overall) of the 2003 NBA draft. He was traded the same day to the Philadelphia 76ers for the draft rights to Paccelis Morlende and cash considerations.
Green was due to re-sign with the Sixers during the 2005 offseason, but suffered an injury the day of the contract signing, which put it in a temporary state of limbo. On March 23, 2006, he officially re-signed with the Sixers, and on April 4, 2006 he was activated and played 11 minutes, scoring 9 points on 4-for-6 shooting in a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Green beat out Rodney Carney for the Sixers starting shooting guard position. During the 2007–08 NBA season, Green had career highs in games played (74, all of them as a starter), minutes played (26.6), field goal percentage (.436), rebounds (2.5), assists (2.0), and points (12.4).
New Orleans Hornets (2010–2011)
Atlanta Hawks (2011–2012)
Los Angeles Clippers (2012–2014)
On June 29, 2014, he was waived by the Clippers.
Orlando Magic (2014–2015)
On August 9, 2016, Green was hired by Warriors coaching staff as an assistant coach. Green won his first championship when the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games of the 2017 NBA Finals. Green won his second straight championship when the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in four games of the 2018 NBA Finals. On June 26, 2019, Green was hired as an assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns.
- Midwestern Collegiate Conference All-Newcomer Team: 2000
- Second Team All-Midwestern Collegiate Conference: 2001
- Horizon League Scoring Leader: 2003
- Horizon League All-Tournament Team: 2003
- All-Horizon First Team: 2003
- Horizon League Player of the Year: 2003
- Honorable Mention All-America by AP: 2003
- Portsmouth Invitational All-Tournament Team: 2003
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Disappearance of Toni Sharpless, 2009 missing persons case of a woman not seen since shortly after she left Green's house at the time; he was cleared of any involvement
- Green returns to Sixers after aborted summer deal - NBA - ESPN
- Willie Green Game By Game Stats and Performance - Atlanta Hawks - ESPN
- Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors - Recap - April 18, 2007 - ESPN
- "Rookie Craig Brackins traded to 76ers".
- Atlanta Hawks sign guard Willie Green
- CLIPPERS ACQUIRE GUARD WILLIE GREEN FROM ATLANTA
- ATLANTA HAWKS SEND WILLIE GREEN TO CLIPPERS IN SIGN-AND-TRADE DEAL
- CLIPPERS WAIVE WILLIE GREEN
- Magic Claim Willie Green Off Waivers
- "Warriors Hire Willie Green as Assistant Coach/Player Development". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 9, 2016. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
- HoopsHype – Willie Green