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Ben Coleman

Benjamin Coleman (Big Ben)

Position: Power Forward and Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-9 ▪ Weight: 235 lbs.
Born: November 14, 1961 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
High School: North Community in Minneapolis, Minnesota
College: University of Maryland
Draft: Chicago Bulls, 2nd round (13th pick, 37th overall), 1984 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 31, 1986

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Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1986-87 25 NJN NBA C 68 7 1029 182 313 .581 0 1 .000 182 312 .583 88 121 .727 99 189 288 37 32 31 94 200 452
1987-88 26 TOT NBA PF 70 24 1498 226 453 .499 0 3 .000 226 450 .502 141 185 .762 116 234 350 62 43 41 127 230 593
1987-88 26 NJN NBA PF 27 10 657 116 240 .483 0 2 .000 116 238 .487 65 84 .774 58 115 173 39 28 16 72 110 297
1987-88 26 PHI NBA PF 43 14 841 110 213 .516 0 1 .000 110 212 .519 76 101 .752 58 119 177 23 15 25 55 120 296
1988-89 27 PHI NBA PF 58 11 703 117 241 .485 0 0 117 241 .485 61 77 .792 49 128 177 17 10 18 48 120 295
1989-90 28 MIL NBA PF 22 0 305 46 97 .474 0 1 .000 46 96 .479 34 41 .829 31 56 87 12 7 7 26 54 126
1990-91 29 Did Not Play (other pro league—Spain)
1991-92 30 Did Not Play (other pro league—Spain)
1992-93 31 Did Not Play (other pro league—Spain)
1993-94 32 DET NBA PF 9 0 77 12 25 .480 0 0 12 25 .480 4 8 .500 10 16 26 0 2 2 7 9 28
Career NBA 227 42 3612 583 1129 .516 0 5 .000 583 1124 .519 328 432 .759 305 623 928 128 94 99 302 613 1494
2 seasons PHI NBA 101 25 1544 227 454 .500 0 1 .000 227 453 .501 137 178 .770 107 247 354 40 25 43 103 240 591
2 seasons NJN NBA 95 17 1686 298 553 .539 0 3 .000 298 550 .542 153 205 .746 157 304 461 76 60 47 166 310 749
1 season MIL NBA 22 0 305 46 97 .474 0 1 .000 46 96 .479 34 41 .829 31 56 87 12 7 7 26 54 126
1 season DET NBA 9 0 77 12 25 .480 0 0 12 25 .480 4 8 .500 10 16 26 0 2 2 7 9 28

Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1986-87 25 NJN NBA C 68 7 15.1 2.7 4.6 .581 0.0 0.0 .000 2.7 4.6 .583 1.3 1.8 .727 1.5 2.8 4.2 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.4 2.9 6.6
1987-88 26 TOT NBA PF 70 24 21.4 3.2 6.5 .499 0.0 0.0 .000 3.2 6.4 .502 2.0 2.6 .762 1.7 3.3 5.0 0.9 0.6 0.6 1.8 3.3 8.5
1987-88 26 NJN NBA PF 27 10 24.3 4.3 8.9 .483 0.0 0.1 .000 4.3 8.8 .487 2.4 3.1 .774 2.1 4.3 6.4 1.4 1.0 0.6 2.7 4.1 11.0
1987-88 26 PHI NBA PF 43 14 19.6 2.6 5.0 .516 0.0 0.0 .000 2.6 4.9 .519 1.8 2.3 .752 1.3 2.8 4.1 0.5 0.3 0.6 1.3 2.8 6.9
1988-89 27 PHI NBA PF 58 11 12.1 2.0 4.2 .485 0.0 0.0 2.0 4.2 .485 1.1 1.3 .792 0.8 2.2 3.1 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.8 2.1 5.1
1989-90 28 MIL NBA PF 22 0 13.9 2.1 4.4 .474 0.0 0.0 .000 2.1 4.4 .479 1.5 1.9 .829 1.4 2.5 4.0 0.5 0.3 0.3 1.2 2.5 5.7
1993-94 32 DET NBA PF 9 0 8.6 1.3 2.8 .480 0.0 0.0 1.3 2.8 .480 0.4 0.9 .500 1.1 1.8 2.9 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.8 1.0 3.1
Career NBA 227 42 15.9 2.6 5.0 .516 0.0 0.0 .000 2.6 5.0 .519 1.4 1.9 .759 1.3 2.7 4.1 0.6 0.4 0.4 1.3 2.7 6.6
2 seasons PHI NBA 101 25 15.3 2.2 4.5 .500 0.0 0.0 .000 2.2 4.5 .501 1.4 1.8 .770 1.1 2.4 3.5 0.4 0.2 0.4 1.0 2.4 5.9
2 seasons NJN NBA 95 17 17.7 3.1 5.8 .539 0.0 0.0 .000 3.1 5.8 .542 1.6 2.2 .746 1.7 3.2 4.9 0.8 0.6 0.5 1.7 3.3 7.9
1 season MIL NBA 22 0 13.9 2.1 4.4 .474 0.0 0.0 .000 2.1 4.4 .479 1.5 1.9 .829 1.4 2.5 4.0 0.5 0.3 0.3 1.2 2.5 5.7
1 season DET NBA 9 0 8.6 1.3 2.8 .480 0.0 0.0 1.3 2.8 .480 0.4 0.9 .500 1.1 1.8 2.9 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.8 1.0 3.1

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1986-87 25 NJN NBA C 68 7 1029 6.4 11.0 .581 0.0 0.0 .000 6.4 10.9 .583 3.1 4.2 .727 3.5 6.6 10.1 1.3 1.1 1.1 3.3 7.0 15.8
1987-88 26 TOT NBA PF 70 24 1498 5.4 10.9 .499 0.0 0.1 .000 5.4 10.8 .502 3.4 4.4 .762 2.8 5.6 8.4 1.5 1.0 1.0 3.1 5.5 14.3
1987-88 26 NJN NBA PF 27 10 657 6.4 13.2 .483 0.0 0.1 .000 6.4 13.0 .487 3.6 4.6 .774 3.2 6.3 9.5 2.1 1.5 0.9 3.9 6.0 16.3
1987-88 26 PHI NBA PF 43 14 841 4.7 9.1 .516 0.0 0.0 .000 4.7 9.1 .519 3.3 4.3 .752 2.5 5.1 7.6 1.0 0.6 1.1 2.4 5.1 12.7
1988-89 27 PHI NBA PF 58 11 703 6.0 12.3 .485 0.0 0.0 6.0 12.3 .485 3.1 3.9 .792 2.5 6.6 9.1 0.9 0.5 0.9 2.5 6.1 15.1
1989-90 28 MIL NBA PF 22 0 305 5.4 11.4 .474 0.0 0.1 .000 5.4 11.3 .479 4.0 4.8 .829 3.7 6.6 10.3 1.4 0.8 0.8 3.1 6.4 14.9
1993-94 32 DET NBA PF 9 0 77 5.6 11.7 .480 0.0 0.0 5.6 11.7 .480 1.9 3.7 .500 4.7 7.5 12.2 0.0 0.9 0.9 3.3 4.2 13.1
Career NBA 227 42 3612 5.8 11.3 .516 0.0 0.0 .000 5.8 11.2 .519 3.3 4.3 .759 3.0 6.2 9.2 1.3 0.9 1.0 3.0 6.1 14.9
2 seasons PHI NBA 101 25 1544 5.3 10.6 .500 0.0 0.0 .000 5.3 10.6 .501 3.2 4.2 .770 2.5 5.8 8.3 0.9 0.6 1.0 2.4 5.6 13.8
2 seasons NJN NBA 95 17 1686 6.4 11.8 .539 0.0 0.1 .000 6.4 11.7 .542 3.3 4.4 .746 3.4 6.5 9.8 1.6 1.3 1.0 3.5 6.6 16.0
1 season MIL NBA 22 0 305 5.4 11.4 .474 0.0 0.1 .000 5.4 11.3 .479 4.0 4.8 .829 3.7 6.6 10.3 1.4 0.8 0.8 3.1 6.4 14.9
1 season DET NBA 9 0 77 5.6 11.7 .480 0.0 0.0 5.6 11.7 .480 1.9 3.7 .500 4.7 7.5 12.2 0.0 0.9 0.9 3.3 4.2 13.1

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1986-87 25 NJN NBA C 68 7 1029 8.3 14.3 .581 0.0 0.0 .000 8.3 14.3 .583 4.0 5.5 .727 4.5 8.7 13.2 1.7 1.5 1.4 4.3 9.2 20.7
1987-88 26 TOT NBA PF 70 24 1498 7.5 14.9 .499 0.0 0.1 .000 7.5 14.8 .502 4.7 6.1 .762 3.8 7.7 11.5 2.0 1.4 1.4 4.2 7.6 19.6
1987-88 26 NJN NBA PF 27 10 657 8.6 17.8 .483 0.0 0.1 .000 8.6 17.6 .487 4.8 6.2 .774 4.3 8.5 12.8 2.9 2.1 1.2 5.3 8.2 22.0
1987-88 26 PHI NBA PF 43 14 841 6.5 12.7 .516 0.0 0.1 .000 6.5 12.6 .519 4.5 6.0 .752 3.4 7.1 10.5 1.4 0.9 1.5 3.3 7.1 17.6
1988-89 27 PHI NBA PF 58 11 703 8.1 16.7 .485 0.0 0.0 8.1 16.7 .485 4.2 5.3 .792 3.4 8.9 12.3 1.2 0.7 1.2 3.3 8.3 20.4
1989-90 28 MIL NBA PF 22 0 305 7.4 15.6 .474 0.0 0.2 .000 7.4 15.4 .479 5.5 6.6 .829 5.0 9.0 14.0 1.9 1.1 1.1 4.2 8.7 20.2
1993-94 32 DET NBA PF 9 0 77 7.9 16.6 .480 0.0 0.0 7.9 16.6 .480 2.6 5.3 .500 6.6 10.6 17.2 0.0 1.3 1.3 4.6 6.0 18.5
Career NBA 227 42 3612 7.8 15.2 .516 0.0 0.1 .000 7.8 15.1 .519 4.4 5.8 .759 4.1 8.4 12.5 1.7 1.3 1.3 4.1 8.2 20.1
2 seasons PHI NBA 101 25 1544 7.3 14.5 .500 0.0 0.0 .000 7.3 14.5 .501 4.4 5.7 .770 3.4 7.9 11.3 1.3 0.8 1.4 3.3 7.7 18.9
2 seasons NJN NBA 95 17 1686 8.4 15.7 .539 0.0 0.1 .000 8.4 15.6 .542 4.3 5.8 .746 4.4 8.6 13.1 2.2 1.7 1.3 4.7 8.8 21.2
1 season MIL NBA 22 0 305 7.4 15.6 .474 0.0 0.2 .000 7.4 15.4 .479 5.5 6.6 .829 5.0 9.0 14.0 1.9 1.1 1.1 4.2 8.7 20.2
1 season DET NBA 9 0 77 7.9 16.6 .480 0.0 0.0 7.9 16.6 .480 2.6 5.3 .500 6.6 10.6 17.2 0.0 1.3 1.3 4.6 6.0 18.5

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1986-87 25 NJN NBA C 68 1029 13.6 .617 .581 .387 .003 10.9 20.6 15.7 5.3 1.5 1.8 20.4 18.0 108 108 0.9 1.1 2.0 .093
1987-88 26 TOT NBA PF 70 1498 12.0 .555 .499 .408 .007 8.8 18.5 13.5 6.4 1.4 1.6 19.2 18.6 102 109 0.4 1.4 1.8 .058
1987-88 26 NJN NBA PF 27 657 13.2 .536 .483 .350 .008 9.9 21.0 15.2 9.4 2.1 1.5 20.6 22.4 97 107 -0.2 0.8 0.6 .041
1987-88 26 PHI NBA PF 43 841 11.0 .575 .516 .474 .005 8.0 16.5 12.2 4.0 0.9 1.8 17.6 15.7 107 111 0.6 0.6 1.2 .071
1988-89 27 PHI NBA PF 58 703 11.2 .537 .485 .320 .000 7.8 20.6 14.1 3.4 0.7 1.5 14.9 19.1 103 111 0.3 0.5 0.8 .051
1989-90 28 MIL NBA PF 22 305 12.2 .548 .474 .423 .010 11.5 21.4 16.4 5.6 1.1 1.4 18.4 19.4 104 107 0.1 0.4 0.5 .079
1993-94 32 DET NBA PF 9 77 11.6 .491 .480 .320 .000 14.2 23.4 18.7 0.0 1.3 1.7 19.7 20.2 90 107 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.004
Career NBA 227 3612 12.3 .566 .516 .383 .004 9.5 19.8 14.6 5.3 1.3 1.6 18.6 18.7 104 109 1.7 3.4 5.0 .067
2 seasons PHI NBA 101 1544 11.1 .555 .500 .392 .002 7.9 18.3 13.1 3.7 0.8 1.6 16.2 17.2 105 111 0.9 1.1 2.0 .062
2 seasons NJN NBA 95 1686 13.5 .582 .539 .371 .005 10.5 20.8 15.6 6.9 1.7 1.7 20.5 19.7 103 108 0.7 1.9 2.5 .072
1 season MIL NBA 22 305 12.2 .548 .474 .423 .010 11.5 21.4 16.4 5.6 1.1 1.4 18.4 19.4 104 107 0.1 0.4 0.5 .079
1 season DET NBA 9 77 11.6 .491 .480 .320 .000 14.2 23.4 18.7 0.0 1.3 1.7 19.7 20.2 90 107 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.004

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1988-89 27 PHI NBA PF 3 0 23 6 8 .750 0 0 6 8 .750 2 2 1.000 2 3 5 0 1 0 1 8 14
Career NBA 3 0 23 6 8 .750 0 0 6 8 .750 2 2 1.000 2 3 5 0 1 0 1 8 14
1 season PHI NBA 3 0 23 6 8 .750 0 0 6 8 .750 2 2 1.000 2 3 5 0 1 0 1 8 14

Playoffs Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1988-89 27 PHI NBA PF 3 0 7.7 2.0 2.7 .750 0.0 0.0 2.0 2.7 .750 0.7 0.7 1.000 0.7 1.0 1.7 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 2.7 4.7
Career NBA 3 0 7.7 2.0 2.7 .750 0.0 0.0 2.0 2.7 .750 0.7 0.7 1.000 0.7 1.0 1.7 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 2.7 4.7
1 season PHI NBA 3 0 7.7 2.0 2.7 .750 0.0 0.0 2.0 2.7 .750 0.7 0.7 1.000 0.7 1.0 1.7 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 2.7 4.7

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1988-89 27 PHI NBA PF 3 0 23 9.4 12.5 .750 0.0 0.0 9.4 12.5 .750 3.1 3.1 1.000 3.1 4.7 7.8 0.0 1.6 0.0 1.6 12.5 21.9
Career NBA 3 0 23 9.4 12.5 .750 0.0 0.0 9.4 12.5 .750 3.1 3.1 1.000 3.1 4.7 7.8 0.0 1.6 0.0 1.6 12.5 21.9
1 season PHI NBA 3 0 23 9.4 12.5 .750 0.0 0.0 9.4 12.5 .750 3.1 3.1 1.000 3.1 4.7 7.8 0.0 1.6 0.0 1.6 12.5 21.9

Playoffs Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1988-89 27 PHI NBA PF 3 0 23 13.1 17.5 .750 0.0 0.0 13.1 17.5 .750 4.4 4.4 1.000 4.4 6.6 11.0 0.0 2.2 0.0 2.2 17.5 30.7
Career NBA 3 0 23 13.1 17.5 .750 0.0 0.0 13.1 17.5 .750 4.4 4.4 1.000 4.4 6.6 11.0 0.0 2.2 0.0 2.2 17.5 30.7
1 season PHI NBA 3 0 23 13.1 17.5 .750 0.0 0.0 13.1 17.5 .750 4.4 4.4 1.000 4.4 6.6 11.0 0.0 2.2 0.0 2.2 17.5 30.7

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1988-89 27 PHI NBA PF 3 23 19.6 .788 .750 .250 .000 9.7 14.4 12.1 0.0 2.2 0.0 10.1 19.0 139 108 0.1 0.0 0.1 .237
Career NBA 3 23 19.6 .788 .750 .250 .000 9.7 14.4 12.1 0.0 2.2 0.0 10.1 19.0 139 108 0.1 0.0 0.1 .237
1 season PHI NBA 3 23 19.6 .788 .750 .250 .000 9.7 14.4 12.1 0.0 2.2 0.0 10.1 19.0 139 108 0.1 0.0 0.1 .237

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 5 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
Ben Coleman 2.0 1.8 0.8 0.5 0.0
Solomon Jones 93.6 1.9 1.6 0.8 0.5 0.0
Donnell Harvey 90.7 2.0 1.8 0.7 0.2 0.1
Stan Love 89.1 2.2 2.1 0.7 0.6
Bob Portman 84.0 1.9 1.2 0.8 0.5
Sam Pellom 84.0 2.2 1.8 0.7 0.0
Bob Brannum 83.7 2.0 1.6 1.1 0.8 0.0
Bill Walker 82.2 1.9 1.1 0.9 0.5
Scott Hastings 82.0 2.1 1.3 0.8 0.4 0.1
Alaa Abdelnaby 81.3 2.1 2.0 0.5 0.3 -0.1
Johnny Baum 81.1 2.0 1.9 1.5 0.4 -0.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Ben Coleman 2.0 1.8 0.8 0.5 0.0
Donnell Harvey 90.7 2.0 1.8 0.7 0.2 0.1
Stan Love 89.1 2.2 2.1 0.7 0.6
Solomon Jones 87.8 1.9 1.6 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.0 -0.1
Bob Portman 84.0 1.9 1.2 0.8 0.5
Sam Pellom 84.0 2.2 1.8 0.7 0.0
Bob Brannum 83.7 2.0 1.6 1.1 0.8 0.0
Bill Hewitt 82.5 2.4 1.7 0.8 0.6 -0.1 -0.2
Bill Walker 82.2 1.9 1.1 0.9 0.5
Alaa Abdelnaby 81.3 2.1 2.0 0.5 0.3 -0.1
Johnny Baum 81.1 2.0 1.9 1.5 0.4 -0.1

College

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Totals Shooting Per Game
Season Age College G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
1979-80 18 MINNESOTA 17 38 14 38 3 8 21 12 4 18 31 .368 .375 2.2 1.8 1.2 0.7
1980-81 19 MINNESOTA 23 85 190 23 35 118 31 10 20 40 59 193 .447 .657 8.4 5.1 1.3
1982-83 21 MARYLAND 30 995 182 319 90 138 242 32 19 33 60 108 454 .571 .652 33.2 15.1 8.1 1.1
1983-84 22 MARYLAND 32 1094 194 319 103 144 269 53 23 42 67 103 491 .608 .715 34.2 15.3 8.4 1.7
Career 102 2127 475 866 219 325 650 128 56 95 167 288 1169 .548 .674 26.9 11.5 6.4 1.3

Transactions

December 2, 1980: Traded by the Seattle SuperSonics (as a future 1984 2nd round draft pick) with a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Jim Thomas was later selected) to the Atlanta Hawks for Armond Hill.

June 30, 1982: Traded by the Atlanta Hawks (as a future 1984 2nd round draft pick) to the Kansas City Kings for Jim Johnstone.

June 28, 1983: Traded by the Kansas City Kings (as a future 1984 2nd round draft pick) with Chris McNealy and Ennis Whatley to the Chicago Bulls for Larry Micheaux and Mark Olberding.

June 19, 1984: Drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the 2nd round (37th pick) of the 1984 NBA Draft.

June 18, 1985: Traded by the Chicago Bulls with Ken Johnson to the Portland Trail Blazers for Mike Smrek.

November 12, 1985: Waived by the Portland Trail Blazers.

September 22, 1986: Signed as a free agent with the New Jersey Nets.

January 16, 1988: Traded by the New Jersey Nets with Mike Gminski to the Philadelphia 76ers for Roy Hinson, Tim McCormick and a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Stanley Brundy was later selected).

October 9, 1989: Waived by the Philadelphia 76ers.

October 18, 1989: Signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks.

January 17, 1994: Signed a 10-day contract with the Detroit Pistons.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
1987-88 Philadelphia 76ers NBA $275,000
1988-89 Philadelphia 76ers NBA $300,000
Career (may be incomplete) $575,000

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