Jeff Taylor, was born on the first day of 1960 in Arkansas.
He was selected by the Houston Rockets in the NBA the first draft pick in 1982 and played one season with the club, as well as one season with the Detroit Pistons before leaving the NBA to play in Europe.
That led him to Sweden, and Norrkoping Dolphins, where the highlight was a national CHAMPIONSHIP in 1998.
An injury-free, and Jeff is the best I have coached, injured, he is one of the top ten. He has brought respect, and his attitude rubbed off, and he was terrified opponents with their defense and pound. I remember when we had to play a fifth, a decisive match in playoff game away to get here, " says Kelly Grant, who coached the world, to the times of india.
”Jeff Taylor is going to be a missing”
It was also in Sweden, and Jeff Taylor, for the first time, met his future wife, Pia.
They had six children, including a son, Jeffery Taylor, who, like his dad, started his career with the college basketball and then get drafted into the NBA. Jeffrey Taylor is currently playing for Real Madrid in the champions league.
After their active career, worked with Jeff Taylor as a physical education teacher. But, he continued, " at the same time, to always be involved in basketball in the Swedish city of Norrköping in the different types of leadership roles.
" A great player, a fine human being and a great coach. He will be missed, " says the former Dolphinscoachen, Kelly Grant, NT.
Norrköping Dolphins in the mourning
NT has been confirmed by the Taylor family of basketlegendaren passed away last week after a long illness.
the Norrköping Dolphins says:
”Jeffery Taylor, Sr., is still an icon, which last week left the large, embracing basketfamiljen, in the Dolphin, the Dolphin's youth, basketsverige, the united states and the south, and in the NBA.
the years of the Dolphins and the league, we all remember Jeff's lightly swaying to the movement of the pitch, with long legs and arms, and a big sensible the hands toward the ball – eager to have a ”rebound,” or to put it in a ”layup”.
I remember your shy smile and your many good deeds for the basketutvecklingen and youth in Norrköping, sweden. We are taking care of your own family who you support and who is going to carry the imprint of the basketens development.
also, Jeff, your memory will always live on in both off and on the court!”
Updated Date: 10 March 2020, 12:00