Thursday, May 6, 2010

Detlef Schrempf: Appearance In TV Show

Detlef Schrempf - – He was born on 21st January 1963, in Leverkusen, Federal Republic of Germany, and he is a retired German NBA basketball player.

At University of Washington where Detlef Schrempf played college basketball, where he was named to the All-Pac-10 Team and The Sporting News All-America Second Team. At college, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and majored in International Business.

The Dallas Mavericks in the 1985 NBA Draft originally selected overall eighth, Schrempf became a regular after being traded to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for veteran center Herb Williams. With the Pacers, he won consecutive NBA Sixth Man Awards in 1990 and 1991. He finished second in the NBA with a .478 three-point percentage in 1987, and eventually worked his way into the starting lineup. In the 1992-93 season, he was selected to the first of his three National Basketball Association All-Star Games with the others being in 1995 and 1997. He was the only player in the NBA in 1992-93 to finish in the top 25 in scoring (19.1 ppg), rebounding (9.5 rpg) and assists (6.0 apg).

Schrempf was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics for forward Derrick McKey and guard/forward Gerald Paddio on the following the 1992-93 NBA season. He ranked second in the NBA in three-point accuracy during the 1994-95 season with a 51.4 three-point field goal percentage.

In 1999 when Schrempf was released 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 1136 regular season games and 114 playoff games. He was the first European player in NBA history to score over 15,000 career points. On January 24, 2006, the Seattle SuperSonics hired Schrempf as an assistant coach under Bob Hill, who coached Schrempf in Indiana.Schrempf played for the West Germany national team in the 1984 Olympics and the 1983 and 1985 European championships. In 1992, he played for the German Olympic team.

The Detlef Schrempf Foundation was establised by Schrempf in 1996 to benefit local charities. The foundation hosts the Detlef Schrempf Celebrity Golf Classic at McCormick Woods Golf Course in Port Orchard, Washington every summer.

Schrempf appeared in a commercial for IBM in 2004. Schrempf also appeared in two episodes of the German soap opera Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten. Schrempf also had a cameo appearance in the hit television Show, Married… with Children.