22 Facts About Darrell Armstrong


Darrell Eugene Armstrong was born on June 22,1968 and is a former American professional basketball player, who played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association.


At Ashbrook, Darrell Armstrong was a punter and wide receiver on the football team and began playing basketball as a senior.


Darrell Armstrong then attended Fayetteville State University, a Division II college in Fayetteville, North Carolina and part of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association conference, and joined the football team as a walk-on placekicker.


Darrell Armstrong played football for the 1986 and 1987 seasons and twice kicked school-record 48-yard field goals.


In 1988, Darrell Armstrong joined the Fayetteville State basketball team and would play three seasons under coach Jeff Capel II.


Darrell Armstrong was the CIAA Slam Dunk champion in 1990 and a first-team All-CIAA selection in 1991.


Darrell Armstrong was not selected in the 1991 NBA draft and began his career with the Atlanta Eagles of the United States Basketball League in 1991.

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Darrell Armstrong was named to the USBL All-Defensive team three consecutive seasons from 1992 to 1994, was a second-team All-USBL selection in 1992, and first-team All-USBL selection in 1993 and 1994.


In October 1992, Darrell Armstrong signed with the Capital Region Pontiacs of the Continental Basketball Association.


Darrell Armstrong later played for the South Georgia Blues of the Global Basketball Association until the team folded in 1993.


Darrell Armstrong volunteered at Ashbrook High School as an assistant basketball coach and worked the night shift at a yarn factory.


Darrell Armstrong averaged 32.0 points and 8.0 assists and won Player of the Year honors.


Darrell Armstrong won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award and the NBA Most Improved Player Award in 1999, thus becoming the first player in NBA history to win both awards simultaneously.


Darrell Armstrong subsequently became the starting point guard for the Magic.


On July 7,2003, Darrell Armstrong was arrested after an incident outside an Orlando night club.


Darrell Armstrong was charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer, but the case was eventually dismissed.


Darrell Armstrong was traded by the Hornets to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Dan Dickau and a second round draft pick on December 3,2004.


Darrell Armstrong was raised in North Carolina as a Redskins fan.


Darrell Armstrong was released by the Pacers on October 1,2007.


Darrell Armstrong accidentally completed a reverse layup in the 1996 Slam Dunk Contest, which was deemed the worst dunk in the competition's history by Kenny Smith.


On January 26,2009, the Dallas Mavericks hired Darrell Armstrong to be assistant coach for player development.


Darrell Armstrong helped coach the Mavericks to win the 2011 NBA Finals.