Dawkins played for the Nets from 1982 to 1987. He also played for the 76ers, Jazz, and Pistons during a career that went from 1975 to 1989, averaging 12 points and 6.1 rebounds
Dawkins, who was the fifth overall selection in the 1975 NBA Draft, was known for his explosive dunks. He shattered the backboard twice in 1979 as a member of the 76ers.
A native of Florida, Dawkins was most recently the head coach of Lehigh Carbon Community College men's basketball team.