College - Western Michigan '82
On March 4, 2002 the Toronto Raptors added team scout Walker D. Russell to the coaching staff for the remainder of the season. Russell is in his sixth season as a scout with the Raptors. He is responsible for scouting the midwest and eastern parts of the United States, as well as some Continental Basketball Association games.
He was selected in the fourth round by the Detroit Pistons in the 1982 NBA Draft. Russell saw action in 155 games in the NBA, splitting his time with Atlanta, Detroit and Indiana.
During his collegiate career, Russell played one season with the University of Houston and two seasons with Western Michigan. He averaged 17.1 points and 4.7 assists in 54 NCAA Division I games.
Russell and his wife, Holly, reside in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Their son, Walker D. Jr. is a point guard at Japoli.