Robert Werdann
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Robert Werdann
Robert Werdann
Personal information
Born (1970-09-12) September 12, 1970 (age 48)
Queens, New York
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolArchbishop Molloy
(Queens, New York)
CollegeSt. John's (1988-1992)
NBA draft1992 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career1992-2000
Number28, 41
Coaching career2010-present
Career history
As player:
1992-1993Denver Nuggets
1993-1994Yakima Sun Kings
1994Long Island Surf
1994-1995Harrisburg Hammerheads
1995Long Island Surf
1995-1996New Jersey Nets
1996Oklahoma City Cavalry
1996-1997New Jersey Nets
1997Long Island Surf
1997-1999Yakima Sun Kings
1999-2000Baltimore Bayrunners
As coach:
2010-2011Golden State Warriors (assistant)
2011-2013Charlotte Bobcats (assistant)
2013-2014Idaho Stampede (assistant)
2017-2018Grand Rapids Drive
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Robert Werdann (born September 12, 1970) is a retired American professional basketball player and coach.


Born in Sunnyside, Queens, New York, he attended academic and athletic powerhouse Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, New York, graduating in 1988. In his senior year of high school, he won McDonald's High School All-American. During his college playing career at St. John's University, he became the all-time leader in career blocked shots. He was also a part of the team that won the NIT Championship in 1989, the Big East Championship in 1992, and reached the NCAA tournament three times. In his junior year, he won All-Big East Honors. While playing for St. John's, Werdann was third-team All-Big East as a junior.[1]

He was selected by the Denver Nuggets in the second round (46th overall) of the 1992 NBA draft. A 6'11" center from St. John's University, Werdann played in three NBA seasons. He played for the Nuggets and New Jersey Nets. He also played with the Harrisburg Hammerheads of the CBA.[1] In his NBA career, Werdann played in 47 games and scored a total of 101 points.

He later became an assistant coach with the New Orleans Hornets after earlier working for the team as a player scout for five years.[2][3]

The Golden State Warriors named Robert Werdann an assistant coach for the 2010-11 season for head coach Keith Smart, along with Jerry Sichting, Calbert Cheaney, and Mark Price. In 2011, he became an assistant coach with the Charlotte Bobcats.[4] In 2013, he was coaching in Puerto Rico.[5] In October 2013, he was hired by the Idaho Stampede as an assistant coach for the 2013-14 season.[6] In 2014, Robert became the professional scout for the Detroit Pistons. In 2017, he was named the head coach of the Pistons' NBA G League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive.[7]


  2. ^ John Reid, New Orleans Hornets Coach Byron Scott hires Rob Werdann as assistant, July 13, 2009
  3. ^ HORNETS: Hornets Staff Directory
  4. ^ "Rob Werdann joins Bobcats staff". June 28, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  5. ^ Mets de Guaynabo. Latin-Basket
  6. ^ Blazers Hire Rob Werdann, Zendon Hamilton As Idaho Stampede Assistant Coaches
  7. ^ "Detroit Pistons Come to Agreement on Two-Year Extension with Grand Rapids Drive". G League. June 29, 2017.

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