Sidney Green

Sidney Green (born January 4, 1961)

Teams coached: North Florida Ospreys, Florida Atlantic Owls
North Florida record: 20-33 (.377)
Florida Atlantic record: 54-131 (.309)
Overall record^: 74-164 (.311)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2002)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • Atlantic Sun Tournament Champion:  1  (2002)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1999-2005 Florida Atlantic
1997-1999 North Florida
1995-1997 Southampton College

Sidney Green Facts

  • Sidney Green
  • Born January 4, 1961
  • Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
  • Alma Mater: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (BA, 1983)
  • Graduated from Thomas Jefferson HS in Brooklyn and then played at UNLV for Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian
    • Averaged 17.4 ppg in his collegiate career (22.1 in 1982-83) and later had his jersey #21 retired
    • Named Big West POY as a senior in 1983 and was drafted 5th overall by the Chicago Bulls
  • Played in the NBA for 10 seasons, spending time with the Bulls (1983-86), Detroit Pistons (1986-87), New York Knicks (1987-89), Orlando Magic (1989-90), San Antonio Spurs (1990-92) and Charlotte Hornets (1992-93)
  • Got into coaching after retiring from the NBA in 1993, first at Southampton College (now known as Stony Brook Southampton)
    • Led the program there for two seasons (1995-97) before moving down to Florida
  • Became the head coach at (then NAIA Independent) North Florida in 1997, leading the Ospreys for two years
    • Went 20-33 during that time, serving as just the second head coach in the young program’s history
  • Left for Florida Atlantic in 1999 and coached the Owls for six seasons (1999-2005)
    • Was 54-131 overall, highlighted by the 2001-02 campaign in which the Owls were 19-12 and reached the NCAA Tournament
  • Green later went back to the program game, joining the Chicago Bulls as a player development assistant in 2009
    • Still works with the Bulls, now as a community relations ambassador

Sidney Green Coaching Tree

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^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I and NAIA levels only