Elston Howard Turner (born June 10 1959 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is a retired American professional Basketball player who was selected in the 2nd round (43rd overall) of the 1981 NBA Draft. A 6'5" guard-forward the University of Mississippi, Turner played in 8 NBA seasons from 1981–1989. He played for the Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Chicago Bulls and the Wichita Falls Texans.

In his NBA career, Turner played in 505 games and scored a total of 2,397 points.

Turner is a former assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings and is now an assistant coach for the Houston Rockets under Rick Adelman.

In May 2008, he was interviewed twice for the Phoenix Suns' head coaching position which had become vacant after Mike D'Antoni left.

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