Doron Perkins
Maccabi Tel Aviv
PositionAssistant Coach
LeagueEuroleague , Israeli Basketball Premier League
Personal information
Born (1983-05-06) May 6, 1983 (age 38)
Anchorage, Alaska
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High schoolBartlett (Anchorage, Alaska)
College
NBA draft2005 / Undrafted
Playing career2005–2018
Coaching career2021–present
Career history
As player:
2005–2006Toyota Alvark
2006–2007EWE Baskets Oldenburg
2007–2008Euphony Bree
2008–2009Maccabi Haifa
2009–2011Maccabi Tel Aviv
2012Bennet Cantù
2012Donetsk
2013Foshan Long Lions
2013Olympiacos
2013–2014Beşiktaş Integral Forex
2014Laboral Kutxa
2015–2016Yeşilgiresun Belediye
2016–2017Sanat Naft Abadan
2017–2018Goyang Orions
As coach:
2019-2021Brooklyn Nets (assistant)
2021-present Maccabi Tel-Aviv (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As Player:

Doron Perkins (born on May 6, 1983) is a former American professional basketball player and currently an assistant coach for Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C. of the Euroleague. Standing at 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1] he can play as either a point guard or a shooting guard. He was the 2009 Israeli Basketball Premier League MVP, and the 2010 and 2011 Israeli Basketball Premier League Defensive Player of the Year.

College career

Perkins played two years of college basketball at Santa Clara University with the Santa Clara Broncos, playing in the WCC, where he was twice selected to the All-WCC First Team (2004, 2005). He also led the league in steals during the 2003–04 and 2004–05 seasons.

Professional career

Perkins started his professional career in the 2005–06 season in the Japanese League, where he played for Toyota Alvark. He was named the MVP of the league, after leading his team to the championship. In the final game, Perkins had 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 6 assists.

Perkins then signed with the German League club EWE Baskets Oldenburg for the 2006–07 season. He averaged 12 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 4.1 assists in 27 minutes per game. In the 2007–08 season, Perkins led his team, Bree, to the Belgian League's final. He had an outstanding season. He finished the season averaging 15.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 3.1 steals in 31 minutes per game.

For the 2008–09 season, Perkins signed with the Israeli Super League club Maccabi Haifa. He averaged 17 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 3 steals in 31 minutes per game. He had his best game against Ashkelon, finishing the game with 27 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals, and 2 blocks. He was rewarded for his efforts with the Super League's MVP award. Perkins was named the MVP of his league in two out of his first four pro seasons.

In August 2009, Perkins was invited to join the senior men's Russian national team. As citizenship was a prerequisite to joining the team, Perkins was offered Russian citizenship.[2] He decided however not to take Russian citizenship.

Perkins playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv
Perkins playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv

He then returned to the Israeli Super League, and signed with the league's defending champions Maccabi Tel Aviv. During the 2010–11 season, Perkins earned the nickname "who if not" ("מי אם לא"), due to his uncanny knack for coming up with loose balls, and for the way the Hebrew speaking game announcers constantly used the phrase, "who if not, Doron Perkins". He was the 2010 and 2011 Israeli Basketball Premier League Defensive Player of the Year.

On March 29, 2011, during game 3 of the EuroLeague playoff series between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Caja Laboral, for the ticket to the EuroLeague Final Four, Perkins suffered an injury to his right knee. A medical examination later showed that he suffered two tears in his Meniscus, in his ACL and MCL, and he subsequently underwent surgery to repair the damaged knee. A prognosis of nine months rehabilitation time was published in the media.

In early February 2012, Perkins returned to the court, after nearly one year off from basketball. He signed with the Italian League club Cantù, and played in his first EuroLeague game against Spanish League power Barcelona. Perkins finished the game with 12 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals. Perkins was also named the player of the week in his second week in the Italian League.

He then signed with the Ukrainian League club Donetsk.[3] After playing in the Chinese Basketball Association with Foshan Long Lions, Perkins joined the Greek League club Olympiacos in February 2013.[4] With Olympiacos, he won the 2012–13 season championship of the EuroLeague. He was released by Olympiacos in May 2013.[5]

He signed a contract with Beşiktaş Integral Forex on September 30, 2013.[6]

On September 6, 2014, Perkins signed a one-year contract with the Spanish team Laboral Kutxa Vitoria.[7] On December 12, 2014, he parted ways with Laboral. On January 27, 2015, he signed with Krasny Oktyabr of Russia for the remainder of the season.[8] However the next month he was released, before making official debut for the team.[9][10]

In August 2015, Perkins signed with Turkish club Yeşilgiresun Belediye for the 2015–16 BSL season.[11]

On December 11, 2016, Perkins signed with Sanat Naft Abadan of the Iranian Super League.[12]

On August 18, 2017, Perkins signed with Goyang Orions of the Korean Basketball League.[13]

Awards and achievements

Santa Clara University

Toyota Alvark

Bree

Maccabi Haifa

Maccabi Tel Aviv

Olympiacos

References

  1. ^ "NBA.com Doron Perkins Height: 6-3 / 1.91".
  2. ^ "TrueHoop". ESPN.com.
  3. ^ "BC Donetsk announces Doron Perkins". Welcome to EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.
  4. ^ "OLYMPIACOS bolsters backcourt with Perkins".
  5. ^ Sportando.net Olympiacos, Doron Perkins part ways.
  6. ^ Sportando.net Besiktas officially announce the arrival of Doron Perkins.
  7. ^ "Laboral Kutxa Baskonia alcanza un principio de acuerdo con Doron Perkins".
  8. ^ "Doron Perkins signs with Krasny Oktyabr".
  9. ^ Doron Perkins released by Krasny Oktyabr
  10. ^ "Krasny Oktyabr waived Perkins".
  11. ^ "Doron Perkins agreed to terms with Yesilgiresun Basket".
  12. ^ "Doron Perkins signs in Iran with Naft Abadan".
  13. ^ "Doron Perkins signs in South Korea with Goyang Orions".