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Lionel Washington Is Proud Tonight

You might not know defensive backs' coach Lionel Washington, but he is a good one. He had a long NFL career as a cornerback, and has been with the Packers since early 1999 which means he has coached under the last three Packers' head coaches.

In the 2008 NBA draft tonight, Lionel's son Deron Washington was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 59th pick. Jay Bilas on ESPN said that Deron isn't much of a shooter, but he is a solid defensive player. With a defensive backs coach for a father, it's no surprise he can play some defense. It's too bad he never tried to make it as a professional football player because a 6'7" cornerback would be something. And Deron said former Packer QB Aaron Brooks was a pretty good basketball player.

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