Darrell Armstrong of the Dallas Mavericks To Serve As Keynote Speaker For The Heads Up! Foundation I
NBA Assistant Coach Darrell Armstrong of the Dallas Mavericks To Serve As Keynote Speaker For The Heads Up! Foundation's Inaugural Scholarship Fundraiser Gala; Sunday December 3, 2017 in Dallas, Texas For Immediate Release: November 1, 2017
Darrell Armstrong, the former NBA player and current Dallas Mavericks assistant will serve as a Keynote Speaker For The Heads Up Foundation's Inaugural Scholarship Fundraiser Gala in on Sunday, December 3, 2017 in Duncanville, Texas. Former Maverick Darrell Armstrong is in his seventh full season as an assistant coach after joining Dallas midway through the 2008-09 campaign. For three summers, Armstrong was the top assistant coach of the Mavericks Summer League team that played in Las Vegas. Armstrong brings 14 years of NBA experience as a player to the bench as he assists with the development of young players as well as veterans. After going undrafted out of Fayetteville State, Armstrong played in the Global Basketball Association and the United States Basketball League as well as in Cyprus and Spain. Armstrong was eventually signed as a free agent by the Orlando Magic, thus beginning a career that saw him play 14 seasons in the NBA with Orlando, New Orleans, Dallas, Indiana and New Jersey. He played in 840 NBA games and holds career averages of 9.2 points, 4.0 assists and 1.34 steals in 23.7 minutes per game. During his career, Armstrong earned both the NBA’s Sixth Man Award and Most Improved Player Award in 1999. He participated in the Slam Dunk Competition at the 1996 NBA All-Star Weekend and was a career 87.1 percent shooter from the foul line. Armstrong was traded from New Orleans to Dallas on Dec. 3, 2004, in exchange for Dan Dickau. He played 114 games for the Mavericks until he was traded to Indiana on June 24, 2006. A native of Gastonia, N.C., Armstrong has two daughters, Arkia and Mayliah, and one son, Darrell.
About The Heads Up! Foundation
The Heads Up! Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Dallas, Texas whose mission is to uplift and enrich the lives of youth and underserved communities through sports, life-skill training, and mentoring programs. Since its inception, The Heads Up! Foundation has reached thousands of area youth through our summer sports camps, mentoring programs, outreach initiatives and other community engagement. For more info, visit us online at www.theheadsupfoundation.org