Jerome Allen (basketball)

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Jerome Allen
Personal information
Born (1973-01-28) January 28, 1973 (age 46)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight184 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High schoolEpiscopal Academy
(Merion, Pennsylvania)
CollegePenn (1991–1995)
NBA draft1995 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Playing career1995–2009
PositionPoint guard
Coaching career2009–present
Career history
As player:
1995–1996Minnesota Timberwolves
1996–1997Indiana Pacers
1997Denver Nuggets
1997–1999CSP Limoges
2000–2002Virtus Roma
2002–2003Tau Cerámica
2003Snaidero Cucine Udine
2006PAOK Thessaloniki
2006–2008Snaidero Cucine Udine
2008–2009Veroli Basket
2009Snaidero Cucine Udine
As coach:
2009Snaidero Cucine Udine
20152019Boston Celtics (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points336 (2.9 ppg)
Rebounds123 (1.1 rpg)
Assists201 (1.7 apg)
Stats at

Jerome Byron Allen (born January 28, 1973) He was former head coach for the University of Pennsylvania men's basketball team until resigning after the 2014–15 season, and NBA assistant coach for the Boston Celtics.

Allen, a 6'4" (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) shooting guard from the University of Pennsylvania, was a two-time Ivy League player of the year for the Quakers. A four-year starter, he led them to Ivy League titles in each of his last three seasons (1993–95) - all with a perfect 14-0 conference mark.[1]

He was selected 49th overall (2nd round, pick 20) by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1995 NBA Draft. He also briefly played with the Indiana Pacers and the Denver Nuggets, and spent time in France, Italy (with Lottomatica Roma, Carpisa Napoli and Snaidero Udine), Greece, Spain and Turkey.[2]

In 2009, he became an assistant coach for the University of Pennsylvania's men's basketball team.[3] On December 14, 2009, Allen was named interim head coach of the Penn men's basketball team after the firing of Glen Miller.[4] On March 31, 2010, he was announced as the new permanent head coach of the Penn Men's Basketball team.[5] He resigned his position as head coach effective on March 10, 2015.[6]

Bribery Case[edit]

In October 2018, Allen plead guilty of accepting $18,000 for a bribe in 2014 while as the head coach of Penn to help a student get on the recruiting list in order to get accepted to the University of Pennsylvania. He was ordered to pay back $18,000 in addition to a $200,000 fine. He would testify on behalf of the federal government against the man he said had bribed him – Phillip Esformes.[7][8]

Head coaching record[edit]

as of end of 2014–15 season

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Penn (Ivy League) (2009–2015)
2009–10 Penn 6–15 5–9 T–5th
2010–11 Penn 13–15 7–7 4th
2011–12 Penn 20–13 11–3 2nd CBI Quarterfinals
2012–13 Penn 9–22 6–8 5th
2013–14 Penn 8–20 5–9 6th
2014–15 Penn 9–19 4–10 8th
Penn: 65–104 38–46
Total: 65–104

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ "Penn fires basketball coach Glen Miller after 0-7 start". USA Today. December 14, 2009. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  2. ^ profile
  3. ^ Jerome Allen Named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach. Retrieved on October 29, 2009.
  4. ^ [1]. Retrieved on December 14, 2009.
  5. ^ [2]. Retrieved on April 16, 2010.
  6. ^ [3]. Retrieved on March 19, 2015.
  7. ^ "Former Penn coach says Miami Beach exec paid him to recruit son". Miami Herald. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  8. ^ "Celtics assistant Jerome Allen pleads guilty to bribe, fined $200,000". Boston Globe.

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