- Cleveland Cavaliers 1994 - 2006
Anthony (Tony) Campbell played basketball at Teaneck High School in his early days. The 6’7” forward was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 1st round itself in the year 1984. He played with the Pistons till the 1986-87 season and then was traded off to the Los Angeles Lakers.
In 1989, Campbell signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Campbell’s career with the Timberwolves saw him peak to his career best. He scored a total of 1,903, his career best, while playing for the first season with the Timberwolves in 1989-90 season.
Campbell averaged a total of 11.6 points per game during his entire career with his best score of 23.2 points per game coming from the 1989-90 season. Campbell played a total of 690 games acquiring 7,994 points with 2,117 rebounds and 1.019 assists.
Campbell made his highest free throw percentage while playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1994-95 season.
In September of 1992, Campbell was traded off by the Minnesota Timberwolves for Amal McCaskill of New York Knickerbockers. In 1994, he was again traded off by the Knickerbockers with John Thomas to the Dallas Mavericks. Finally, in 1994, Campbell was waived off by the Maverics and signed up as a free agent to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In 2006, Campbell was designated as the head coach for the basketball team at Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, New Jersey. Campbell resigned from the post of head coach at Paramus after some time and became the Director of Athletics, and a head coach of the basketball team at Bay Ridge Preparatory School at Brooklyn, New York. Campbell still holds the position.
Campbell held the original all-time scoring record at 4,888 points, which was later broken by Doug West.
He showed his talent as the Team’s primary offensive threat during his reign with the Minnesota.