Detlef Schrempf (born 21 January 1963) is a German-American retired professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the Washington Huskies from 1981 to 1985, and was drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA) by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 1985 NBA draft, with the eighth overall pick. He was an All-NBA Third Team member in 1995, a three-time NBA All-Star and the NBA Sixth Man of the Year twice.

Detlef Schrempf
Detlef Schrempf at NBA All-Star Center Court 2016 (24742228990).jpg
Schrempf in 2016
Personal information
Born (1963-01-21) 21 January 1963 (age 56)
Leverkusen, West Germany
NationalityGerman
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High schoolCentralia (Centralia, Washington)
CollegeWashington (1981–1985)
NBA draft1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Playing career1985–2001
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
Number32, 11, 12
Coaching career2005–2007
Career history
As player:
19851989Dallas Mavericks
19891993Indiana Pacers
19931999Seattle SuperSonics
19992001Portland Trail Blazers
As coach:
20052007Seattle SuperSonics (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points15,761 (13.9 ppg)
Rebounds7,023 (6.2 rpg)
Assists3,833 (3.4 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Schrempf played in the NBA for sixteen seasons, including stints with the Indiana Pacers, the Seattle SuperSonics, and the Portland Trail Blazers.[1] In 1996, he reached the NBA Finals with the SuperSonics. He played for the West German, and later German, national team in the 1984 and 1992 Summer Olympics and the 1983 and 1985 EuroBasket championships.

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High school and college careerEdit

Born in Leverkusen, West Germany, Schrempf played for the youth teams of Bayer Leverkusen, before attending Centralia High School in Centralia, Washington, for one year. As a senior, he led the Tigers to the Class AA (now 3A) state championship in 1981, scoring 24 points in the title game,[2][3] a 52–43 victory over the Timberline Blazers of Lacey.[4] After graduating he enrolled at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he starred for the Huskies under head coach Marv Harshman.[5] With Schrempf, the Huskies won Pac-10 regular-season titles in 1984 and 1985 and made three postseason appearances, reaching the Sweet 16 in 1984. In his career at Washington, he scored 1,449 total points.

Schrempf was named to the All-Pac-10 First Team and The Sporting News All-America Second Team. He was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame in 1995, and was also named to the University of Washington All-Century Team. While attending UW, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and majored in International Business.[4]

NBA careerEdit

Originally selected eighth overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1985 NBA draft, Schrempf became a regular in NBA rotations after being traded to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for veteran center Herb Williams in February 1989.[6] Playing for the Pacers, he finished second in the NBA with a .478 three-point percentage in 1986-87, and eventually worked his way into the starting lineup. In 1991 and 1992, he won consecutive NBA Sixth Man Awards. In the 1992–93 season, he was the only player in the NBA to finish in the top 25 in scoring (19.1 ppg), rebounding (9.5 rpg) and assists (6.0 apg),[7] and was selected to play in the National Basketball Association All-Star Game, the first of his three appearances.

Following the 1992–93 NBA season, Schrempf was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics for forward Derrick McKey and guard/forward Gerald Paddio. He ranked second in the NBA in three-point accuracy during the 1994–95 season with a 51.4 three-point field goal percentage and became leader in the NBA in offensive rating the same season with 127 points per 100 possessions. On a Sonics team that also featured Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, Sam Perkins, and Hersey Hawkins, Schrempf reached the NBA Finals in 1996, where they lost to Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls in six games. Schrempf became the first (and one of only two, to date, along with Dirk Nowitzki) German-born NBA player to reach the NBA Finals. While with the Sonics, Schrempf played in the NBA All-Star game in both 1995 and 1997.

Schrempf was released by the Sonics in 1999 and signed the same day by the Portland Trail Blazers, with whom he played until his retirement from professional basketball in 2001, playing in a total of 1,136 regular season games and 114 playoff games.

On 24 January 2006, the Seattle SuperSonics hired Schrempf as an assistant coach under Bob Hill, who coached Schrempf with the Indiana Pacers.[8]

International careerEdit

Schrempf played for the West Germany national team in the 1984 Olympics and the 1983 and 1985 EuroBaskets. In 1992, he played for the German Olympic team.[9]

Charitable workEdit

Schrempf established the Detlef Schrempf Foundation in 1996 to benefit local charities. In January 2012, he won the Paul Allen Award for Citizenship (formerly the Seattle Sports Commission Sports Citizen of the Year) at the 77th annual Sports Star of the Year banquet in Seattle.[10] His foundation hosts the Detlef Schrempf Celebrity Golf Classic at McCormick Woods Golf Course in Port Orchard, Washington, every summer and has raised about $10 million for children's charities in the Pacific Northwest.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Schrempf is married to Mari Schrempf. They have two sons, Alex and Michael.[12] As of 2010, Schrempf was Business Development Officer at Coldstream Capital, a wealth management firm in Seattle.[13][14][15]

In popular cultureEdit

  • In 2004, Schrempf appeared in a commercial for IBM.
  • Schrempf made appearances in two episodes of the German soap opera Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten.
  • Schrempf had a cameo appearance in the hit television show, Married... with Children.
  • "Detlef Schrempf" is the name of a song by the musical group Band of Horses from their 2007 album Cease to Begin.[16]
  • He was cited as the "minister of comedy" for Genetically Engineered Superhuman High in an episode of the short-lived MTV series Clone High.
  • Schrempf appeared as himself in the documentary "Mania" (2008).[17]
  • Schrempf has appeared as himself in three episodes of the sitcom Parks and Recreation, "Telethon" (2010), "Li'l Sebastian" (2011), and "Ron and Tammys" (2011).[17]
  • In the show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Kimmy states in the episode "Kimmy's Roommate Lemonades!" that she used to babysit a girl in Indiana who was named Detlef Schrempf.
  • In the 30 Rock episode "The Aftermath" (2006) Jack Donaghy speaks on the phone in German with Schrempf before he is interrupted by Liz Lemon.
  • In the Frasier episode "The 1000th Show" (1997), Schrempf's jersey can be seen draped over the producers chair at the KACL station.

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  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

NBA statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1985–86 Dallas 64 12 15.1 .451 .429 .724 3.1 1.4 .4 .2 6.2
1986–87 Dallas 81 5 21.1 .472 .478 .742 3.7 2.0 .6 .2 9.3
1987–88 Dallas 82 4 19.4 .456 .156 .756 3.4 1.9 .5 .4 8.5
1988–89 Dallas 37 1 22.8 .426 .125 .789 4.5 2.3 .6 .2 9.5
1988–89 Indiana 32 12 31.4 .514 .263 .772 7.2 2.9 .9 .3 14.8
1989–90 Indiana 78 18 33.0 .516 .354 .820 7.9 3.2 .8 .2 16.2
1990–91 Indiana 82 3 32.1 .520 .375 .818 8.0 3.7 .7 .3 16.1
1991–92 Indiana 80 4 32.6 .536 .324 .828 9.6 3.9 .8 .5 17.3
1992–93 Indiana 82 60 37.8 .476 .154 .804 9.5 6.0 1.0 .3 19.1
1993–94 Seattle 81 80 33.7 .493 .324 .769 5.6 3.4 .9 .1 15.0
1994–95 Seattle 82 82 35.2 .523 .514 .839 6.2 3.8 1.1 .4 19.2
1995–96 Seattle 63 60 34.9 .486 .408 .776 5.2 4.4 .9 .1 17.1
1996–97 Seattle 61 60 35.9 .492 .354 .801 6.5 4.4 1.0 .3 16.8
1997–98 Seattle 78 78 35.2 .487 .415 .844 7.1 4.4 .8 .2 15.8
1998–99 Seattle 50 39 35.3 .472 .395 .823 7.4 3.7 .8 .5 15.0
1999–00 Portland 77 6 21.6 .432 .404 .833 4.3 2.6 .5 .2 7.5
2000–01 Portland 26 0 15.3 .411 .375 .852 3.0 1.7 .3 .1 4.0
Career 1,136 524 29.6 .491 .384 .803 6.2 3.4 .8 .3 13.9
All-Star 3 0 17.0 .455 .250 .333 3.7 2.3 .0 .3 7.7

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1986 Dallas 10 0 12.0 .464 .000 .647 2.3 1.4 .2 .1 3.7
1987 Dallas 4 0 24.3 .371 .000 .455 3.0 1.5 .8 .5 7.8
1988 Dallas 15 0 18.3 .465 .333 .706 3.7 1.6 .5 .5 7.8
1990 Indiana 3 3 41.7 .489 .000 .938 7.3 1.7 .7 .3 20.3
1991 Indiana 5 0 35.8 .474 .000 .833 7.2 2.2 .4 .0 15.8
1992 Indiana 3 0 40.0 .383 .500 .893 13.0 2.3 .7 .3 21.0
1993 Indiana 4 4 41.3 .463 .000 .778 5.8 7.3 .3 .5 19.5
1994 Seattle 5 5 34.8 .520 .333 .867 5.4 2.0 .2 .6 18.6
1995 Seattle 4 4 38.3 .404 .556 .792 4.8 3.0 .8 .5 18.8
1996 Seattle 13 13 37.6 .475 .368 .750 5.0 3.2 .7 .2 16.0
1997 Seattle 12 12 38.3 .472 .552 .815 5.8 3.4 1.1 .1 16.9
1998 Seattle 10 10 37.5 .512 .143 .816 7.7 3.9 .7 .1 16.1
2000 Portland 15 0 18.4 .393 .167 .830 3.5 2.0 .3 .0 5.6
2001 Portland 3 0 10.7 .667 .667 .667 1.7 .3 .0 .0 4.7
Career 106 51 29.3 .465 .373 .789 5.0 2.6 .5 .2 12.6

International statisticsEdit

Year Competition GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1983 EuroBasket
1984 Olympic Games
1985 EuroBasket
1992 Olympic Games
Career 71

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/nba/news/2000/10/02/monday_roundup_ap/
  2. ^ "Schrempf leads Centralia in AA". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). UPI. 16 March 1981. p. 18.
  3. ^ http://www.centralia.k12.wa.us/domain/118[not in citation given]
  4. ^ a b "Flashback: Centralia H.S. took magical ride with Schrempf in 1981" The Seattle Times (22 March 2005).
  5. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/wash/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/2012-13/misc_non_event/RecordBook.pdf
  6. ^ "MAVERICKS TRADE SCHREMPF TO PACERS". 22 February 1989. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  7. ^ "NBA Players - NBA.com". Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  8. ^ "SONICS: Schrempf Perfect Fit For Sonics". www.nba.com. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  9. ^ "BARCELONA '92 OLYMPICS : DAILY REPORT : MEN'S BASKETBALL : Germany Comes Back to Beat Spain, 83-74". 27 July 1992. Retrieved 7 October 2018 – via LA Times.
  10. ^ "NBA.com - Detlef Schrempf: Paul Allen Award Recipient". www.nba.com. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Detlef Schrempf Celebrity Golf Classic & Gala Auction" (24 June 2011).
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 May 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Detlef Schrempf Director of Business Development - Coldstream Wealth Management". Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  14. ^ Sports Illustrated, 2 August 2010, Inside the NHL by Sarah Kwak, p.43, Published by Time Inc.
  15. ^ User, Super. "About the Foundation". www.detlef.com. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  16. ^ The Detlef Schrempf Generation Archived 14 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ a b "Detlef Schrempf". IMDb. Retrieved 7 October 2018.

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