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Coleman plays new position with newfound energy

Why is Derrick Coleman in such a hurry? Because he knows his NBA clock is ticking.

Updated: May 15, 2003, 1:07 AM ET
By Jerry Bembry | ESPN the Magazine

Charles Barkley once thought that Derrick Coleman was so talented that he could be "the greatest power forward in the league." The "greatest power forward" has made just one All-Star appearance in his career.

Paul Silas once said that Derrick Coleman was a player who would "go through a wall for you." Coleman was later stripped of his captain's title by Silas with the Charlotte Hornets -- before eventually being traded to the 76ers.

Fans of the New Jersey Nets once thought that Derrick ...

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