Buck Williams

Charles Linwood "Buck" Williams ( born March 8, 1960 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina ) is a former American professional basketball player at the position of power forward.

He started his NBA career with the New Jersey Nets who chose him in the NBA Draft in 1981 in third place. For the Nets, he started all 82 games in his first season and was chosen for its good performance for All-Star, awarded at the end of the season as rookie of the year and thus led those who are called to the NBA All- Rookie team. In his second season, and then again in 1986 he was able to repeat his All-Star nomination.

1989 Williams was transferred to Sam Bowie and a first-round draft pick to the Portland Trail Blazers. After seven years in Portland he joined in 1996 as a free agent with the New York Knicks, where he ended his career in January 1999. In April 1999, the New Jersey Nets retired in his honor as veterans jersey from the re- allocation.

From 1994 to 1997 Williams was president of the players union National Basketball Players Association.

Since the beginning of the season 2010/ 11 is Buck Williams is one of three assistant coaches the Portland Trail Blazers.


Buck Williams was known for his strong performance in defense and in the rebound. In the first seven years it took on average at least 11.9 rebounds per game. To date, he is with over 13,000 rebounds at No. 14, the player with the most rebounds. In his career, Williams was able to achieve a total of 16,784 points.