Born April 9, 1962 Jeff Turner played in the NBA mainly as a Forward/Centre during their playing career, season(s): 1985-1996. Jeffrey Steven Turner is an American retired professional basketball player and broadcasting announcer. Turner played ten NBA seasons, spending time with the New Jersey Nets as well as the Orlando Magic. He ended his NBA career with 3,697 career points. Turner was a 6' 9" forward/center.