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10 former Cats on NBA rosters

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference maintains its
strong presence in the NBA for the 2007-2008 season as 41 former players are on 21 of the 30 NBA teams on the opening day's rosters. Nine of the 12 SEC schools have former standouts holding roster spots at the beginning of the league's 62nd season.
Florida and Kentucky top the list with 10 former players each on
the rosters of 15 different NBA squads. Detroit has five former SECers
on its team while Boston, Charlotte, Memphis, Miami, Minnesota and New York each have three former conference players on their rosters.
Bolstering the list of former SEC players, LSU has six former
players in the league. The former Tigers have accumulated 29 years of
NBA experience, led by Shaquille O'Neal who is in his 15th season and is currently playing for Miami. Alabama is next in line with five former
SEC players in the NBA. The former Crimson Tide players have accumulated 36 years of NBA experience, led by Robert Horry (San Antonio--15th season) and Antonio McDyess (Detroit--11th season). Arkansas and South Carolina have three players while Georgia has two and Auburn and Mississippi State each have one.
In addition, the NBA lists 10 coaches who attended college at a
current SEC institution. Pat Riley highlights the coaching list as the
Kentucky graduate is Miami's head coach.

ALABAMA (5) NBA Seasons Current Team
Jermareo Davidson R Charlotte
Robert Horry 15 San Antonio
Antonio McDyess 11 Detroit
Gerald Wallace 6 Charlotte
Maurice Williams 4 Milwaukee

ARKANSAS (3)
Ronnie Brewer 1 Utah
Joe Johnson 6 Atlanta
Jannero Pargo 5 New Orleans

AUBURN (1)
Marquis Daniels 4 Indiana

FLORIDA (10)
Matt Bonner 3 San Antonio
Corey Brewer R Minnesota
Taurean Green R Portland
Udonis Haslem 4 Miami
Al Horford R Atlanta
David Lee 2 New York
Mike Miller 7 Memphis
Joakim Noah R Chicago
Chris Richard R Minnesota
Jason Williams 9 Miami

GEORGIA (2)
Jarvis Hayes 4 Detroit
Damien Wilkins 3 Seattle

KENTUCKY (10)
Derek Anderson 10 Charlotte
Kelenna Azubuike 1 Golden State
Keith Bogans 4 Orlando
Chuck Hayes 2 Houston
Jamaal Magloire 7 New Jersey
Randolph Morris 1 New York
Nazr Mohammed 9 Detroit
Tayshaun Prince 5 Detroit
Rajon Rondo 1 Boston
Antoine Walker 11 Minnesota

LSU (6)
Brandon Bass 2 Dallas
Glen Davis R Boston
Ronald Dupree 4 Detroit
Shaquille O'Neal 15 Miami
Stromile Swift 7 Memphis
Tyrus Thomas 1 Chicago

MISSISSIPPI STATE (1)
Erick Dampier 11 Dallas

SOUTH CAROLINA (3)
Renaldo Balkman 1 New York
Tarence Kinsey 1 Memphis
Brandon Wallace R Boston

HEAD COACHES Alma Mater Current Team
Pat Riley Kentucky Miami

ASSISTANT COACHES
Keith Askins Alabama Miami
T.R. Dunn Alabama Houston
Tony Brown* Arkansas Milwaukee
Darrell Walker* Arkansas New Orleans
Chuck Person Auburn Sacramento
Frank Vogel Kentucky Indiana
Elston Turner Ole Miss Houston
Mike Dunleavy* South Carolina LA Clippers
Alex English* South Carolina Toronto

* Played/attended school before it was a member of the SEC
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