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Dominique Wilkins

Plays For Italy's Teamsystem Bologna

After his year with the Spurs, Wilkins returned to Europe for the 1997-98 season, playing this time with Italy's Teamsystem Bologna. He returned to the United States in 1999, signing to play with the Orlando Magic, for which his younger brother, Gerald, also played. By season's end, however, both Wilkins brothers had been released by Orlando. For Dominique, it was the end of the road as a player. When he left the game, he ranked eighth on the NBA's all-time scoring list with 26,668 points and 10th in career scoring with an average of 24.8 points per game.

For Wilkins, Atlanta was home. For 12 seasons, he had played for the Hawks, and it was to the Hawks that he returned after a brief interval away from basketball altogether. In October 2000, he was hired as assistant to the executive vice president of the Hawks. In October 2002 his responsibilities increased when he was made a special assistant in the area of player development. In announcing that Wilkins was rejoining the Hawks organization, the club's president, Stan Kasten, who was general manager when the team acquired Wilkins's rights from the Jazz in 1982, said: "There were times when I was mad at him and there were times when I was frustrated with him, but I always loved him. He's the kind of guy for whom you will always feel great affection."

Career Statistics

Yr Team GP PTS FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG
ATL: Atlanta Hawks; BOS: Boston Celtics; LAC: Los Angeles Clippers; ORL: Orlando Magic; SA: San Antonio Spurs.
1982-83 ATL 82 17.5 49.3 18.2 68.2 5.8 1.6 1.0 0.8
1983-84 ATL 81 21.6 47.9 0.0 77.0 7.2 1.6 1.4 1.1
1984-85 ATL 81 27.4 45.1 30.9 80.6 6.9 2.5 1.7 0.7
1985-86 ATL 78 30.3 46.8 18.6 81.8 7.9 2.6 1.8 0.6
1986-87 ATL 79 29.0 46.3 29.2 81.8 6.3 3.3 1.5 0.6
1987-88 ATL 78 30.7 46.4 29.5 82.6 6.4 2.9 1.3 0.6
1988-89 ATL 80 26.2 46.4 27.6 84.4 6.9 2.6 1.5 0.7
1989-90 ATL 80 26.7 48.4 32.2 80.7 6.5 2.5 1.6 0.6
1990-91 ATL 81 25.9 47.0 34.1 82.9 9.0 3.3 1.5 0.8
1991-92 ATL 42 28.1 46.4 28.9 83.5 7.0 3.8 1.2 0.6
1992-93 ATL 71 29.9 46.8 38.0 82.8 6.8 3.2 1.0 0.4
1993-94 ATL 49 24.4 43.2 30.8 85.4 6.2 2.3 1.3 0.4
LAC 25 29.1 45.3 24.7 83.5 7.0 2.2 1.2 0.3
1994-95 BOS 77 17.8 42.4 38.8 78.2 5.2 2.2 0.8 0.2
1996-97 SA 63 18.2 41.7 29.3 80.3 6.4 1.9 0.6 0.5
1998-99 ORL 27 5.0 37.9 26.3 69.0 2.6 0.6 0.1 0.0
TOTAL 1074 24.8 46.1 31.9 81.1 6.7 2.5 1.3 0.6

Awards and Accomplishments

1981 Named most valuable player at Southeastern Conference tournament
1983 Named to NBA's All-Rookie Team
1985-86 Wins NBA scoring title
1985, 1990 Wins NBA slam dunk title
1986 Named NBA Player of the Month for January
1986 Named to All-NBA first team
1986-94 Picked to play in NBA All-Star Game
1987-88, 1991, 1993 Named to All-NBA second team
1989, 1994 Named to All-NBA third team
2001 #21 jersey retired by Atlanta Hawks

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