Throughout his career, the left-handed Coleman was an effective low post scorer, averaging 16.5 points and 9.3 rebounds. He enjoyed his best seasons as a member of the New Jersey Nets where he averaged 19.8 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. When Coleman entered the NBA, he was compared to elite power forwards such as Karl Malone and Charles Barkley only with the added ability to shoot from three-point range.
Now after basketball he is the President of the NBA Alumni Michigan Chapter and is committed to promoting Detroit youth basketball. As an ambassador of the sport he is dedicated to mentoring and teaching young players that education is the key and basketball is just a small part of life.