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Clyde Austin "The Glide" Drexler (born June 22, 1962) is an American retired professional basketball swingman. During his career, he was a ten-time All-Star, and named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Drexler won an Olympic gold medal in 1992 as part of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team ("The Dream Team") and an NBA Championship in 1995 with the Houston
Houston
Rockets. He is a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
inductee (being inducted 2004 for his individual career, and in 2010 as a member of the "Dream Team")[1] He currently serves as a color commentator for Houston Rockets home games.

Contents

1 Early years 2 College career 3 NBA career

3.1 Portland Trail Blazers 3.2 Houston
Houston
Rockets

4 NBA career statistics

4.1 Regular season 4.2 Playoffs

5 Awards 6 NBA records

6.1 Regular season 6.2 Playoffs 6.3 All-Star Game

7 Player profile 8 College coaching career

8.1 Head coaching record

9 Honors and tribute 10 Personal life 11 Books 12 TV appearances 13 See also 14 References 15 External links

Early years[edit] Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Drexler lived in the South Park area in Houston, Texas,[2] and attended Ross Sterling High School[3] in Houston, where he was a classmate of tennis player Zina Garrison.[4] As a sophomore, he made the varsity baseball team, and tried out for the basketball team but failed to make the cut.[5] Drexler played as a 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) center as a senior. He began receiving attention from college coaches following a 34-point, 27-rebound performance against Sharpstown High School
Sharpstown High School
during a 1979 Christmas tournament.[5] After graduating in 1980, he was recruited by New Mexico State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Houston, the latter after childhood friend Michael Young told an assistant to head coach Guy V. Lewis
Guy V. Lewis
that Drexler was the best player he had faced in high school; Houston
Houston
was able to recruit them both due to Drexler's friendship with Young and his desire to stay home.[5] Drexler majored in finance and worked at a bank during the summer.[4] Lewis recalled in 2003 that he initially received hate mail from Houston
Houston
supporters and alumni for recruiting Drexler, as they felt that he was not good enough to play for the school.[5] College career[edit] Main article: Phi Slama Jama

Drexler performs a slam dunk as a member of the Houston
Houston
Cougars men's basketball team

Drexler and Young, along with Larry Micheaux and new recruit Hakeem Olajuwon (known then as Akeem Olajuwon), comprised the "Phi Slama Jama" basketball fraternity that gained national attention for its acrobatic, above-the-rim play. New players were "initiated" into the fraternity by having to stand underneath the basket as Drexler drove in from halfcourt and threw down a tomahawk slam over them.[6] Houston made the first of Drexler's two straight Final Four appearances in 1982, where they lost to eventual champions North Carolina. He averaged 15.2 points and 10.5 rebounds (second in the Southwest Conference) per game as a small forward as Houston
Houston
finished 25–8.[5] The 1982–83 campaign saw Houston
Houston
return to the Final Four ranked No. 1. They were matched up against No. 2 Louisville and the "Doctors of Dunk" in the semifinals, which Houston
Houston
won 94–81 following a brilliant dunking display by both sides, including a double-pump slam by Drexler that Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated
writer Curry Kirkpatrick called "your basic play of the century".[7] He finished with 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists, but in the championship game against North Carolina State, Drexler failed to make an impact after picking up four fouls before halftime, and scored only four points on one-of-five shooting and two free throws in NC State's upset victory.[6] Drexler declared for the NBA draft
NBA draft
as a junior, leaving Houston
Houston
with career averages of 14.4 points, 3.3 assists and 9.9 rebounds in three seasons. In addition to being named the Southwestern Conference Player of the Year and a first-team All American his final season,[8] he remains the only player in school history with combined totals of at least 1,000 career points, 900 rebounds and 300 assists, in addition to being Houston's all-time steals leader with 268.[9] NBA career[edit] Portland Trail Blazers[edit] In the 1983 NBA draft
NBA draft
Drexler was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 14th overall pick. He averaged 7.7 points in 17.2 minutes per game in his rookie season. His second season was his breakout season, in which he averaged 17.2 points, 6 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.2 steals per game. In his third season, Drexler made his first All-Star team while averaging 18.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, 8 assists and 2.6 steals. In the 1989–1990 season, Drexler led the Portland Trail Blazers
Portland Trail Blazers
to the NBA Finals, averaging 26.4 points and 7.8 rebounds, but his team lost to the Detroit Pistons
Detroit Pistons
in five games. In the 1990–1991 season Drexler led Portland to a franchise best 63–19 record. Heavily favored to win the West, the Los Angeles Lakers upset the Trail Blazers by winning the Western Conference Finals. In the 1991–92 season he made the All-NBA First Team
All-NBA First Team
and finished second to Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan
in MVP voting.[10] He met Jordan's Chicago Bulls in the NBA Finals that same season only to fall short, as Jordan and the Bulls went on to win their second consecutive championship. In the six-game series against Chicago, Drexler averaged 24.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.[11] In 1992, he was selected to the U.S. Olympic basketball team, nicknamed "The Dream Team", which won the gold medal in Barcelona. Houston
Houston
Rockets[edit] On February 14, 1995, with the Blazers out of serious contention for a championship, Portland honored Drexler's request to be traded to a contender and sent the Blazer great back home to the Houston
Houston
Rockets in exchange for Otis Thorpe in mid-season, right before the trade deadline. Despite finishing the regular season with a record of 47–35, which placed the Rockets 6th out of 8 playoff teams in the Western Conference, Drexler and long-time friend Hakeem Olajuwon helped propel them to an improbable second consecutive championship in 1995, sweeping the Orlando Magic. In his third and final NBA Finals appearance, Drexler averaged 21.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game.[12]

Drexler poses during NBA Global Games in the Philippines
Philippines
in 2013.

During the 1995 NBA Playoffs, Drexler was ejected during a game between the Rockets and the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix Suns
by referee Jake O'Donnell, which allegedly stemmed from a personal feud between the two at the time.[13] This would turn out to be the last NBA game O'Donnell would referee, as he was not assigned any further games in the playoffs that year, and eventually retired a few months later. In 1996, on ESPN's NBA Today, O'Donnell commented, "I wouldn't give Clyde Drexler
Clyde Drexler
much leeway because of the way he reacted with me all the time. I thought at times he would give cheap shots to people, and I just would not allow it."[14] On February 13, 2009, Drexler participated in the NBA All-Star Weekend's Celebrity Game. Other celebrities participating included Basketball Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, National Football League wide receiver Terrell Owens, actor Chris Tucker
Chris Tucker
and four Harlem Globetrotters. NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game

 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw
Free throw
percentage

 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game

 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Denotes seasons in which Drexler won an NBA championship

* Led the league

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

1983–84 Portland 82 3 17.2 .451 .250 .728 2.9 1.9 1.3 0.4 7.7

1984–85 Portland 80 43 31.9 .494 .216 .759 6.0 5.5 2.2 0.9 17.2

1985–86 Portland 75 58 34.3 .475 .200 .769 5.6 8.0 2.6 0.6 18.5

1986–87 Portland 82 82 38.0 .502 .234 .760 6.3 6.9 2.5 0.9 21.7

1987–88 Portland 81 80 37.8 .506 .212 .811 6.6 5.8 2.5 0.6 27.0

1988–89 Portland 78 78 39.3 .496 .260 .799 7.9 5.8 2.7 0.7 27.2

1989–90 Portland 73 73 36.8 .494 .283 .774 6.9 5.9 2.0 0.7 23.3

1990–91 Portland 82 82 34.8 .482 .319 .794 6.7 6.0 1.8 0.7 21.5

1991–92 Portland 76 76 36.2 .470 .337 .794 6.6 6.7 1.8 0.9 25.0

1992–93 Portland 49 49 34.1 .429 .233 .839 6.3 5.7 1.9 0.8 19.9

1993–94 Portland 68 68 34.3 .428 .324 .777 6.5 4.9 1.4 0.5 19.2

1994–95 Portland 41 41 34.8 .428 .363 .835 5.7 5.1 1.8 0.5 22.0

1994–95† Houston 35 34 37.1 .506 .357 .809 7.0 4.4 1.8 0.7 21.4

1995–96 Houston 52 51 38.4 .433 .332 .784 7.2 5.8 2.0 0.5 19.3

1996–97 Houston 62 62 36.6 .442 .355 .750 6.0 5.7 1.9 0.6 18.0

1997–98 Houston 70 70 35.3 .427 .317 .801 4.9 5.5 1.8 0.6 18.4

Career 1,086 950 34.6 .472 .318 .788 6.1 5.6 2.0 0.7 20.4

All-Star 9 4 18.4 .506 .286 1.000 4.9 2.6 1.3 0.7 10.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

1984 Portland 5 – 17.0 .429 .000 .857 3.4 1.6 1.0 0.2 7.2

1985 Portland 9 9 37.7 .410 .286 .844 6.1 9.2 2.6 1.0 16.7

1986 Portland 4 4 36.3 .456 .400 .783 6.3 6.5 1.5 0.8 18.0

1987 Portland 4 4 38.3 .456 .250 .793 7.5 3.8 1.8 0.8 24.0

1988 Portland 4 4 42.5 .386 .500 .724 7.0 5.3 3.0 0.5 22.0

1989 Portland 3 3 42.7 .493 .000 .765 6.7 8.3 2.0 0.7 27.7

1990 Portland 21 21 40.6 .441 .220 .774 7.2 7.1 2.5 0.9 21.4

1991 Portland 16 16 39.6 .476 .268 .776 8.1 8.1 2.1 1.0 21.7

1992 Portland 21 21 40.3 .466 .235 .807 7.4 7.0 1.5 1.0 26.3

1993 Portland 3 3 38.7 .419 .417 .800 6.3 4.7 1.7 1.0 19.0

1994 Portland 4 4 39.3 .425 .231 .826 10.3 5.5 2.0 0.5 21.0

1995† Houston 22 22 38.6 .481 .303 .786 7.0 5.0 1.5 0.7 20.5

1996 Houston 8 8 36.5 .415 .265 .765 7.8 5.0 2.6* 0.5 16.6

1997 Houston 16 16 38.9 .436 .373 .778 5.6 4.8 1.6 0.4 18.1

1998 Houston 5 5 36.4 .309 .192 .757 5.4 4.6 1.6 0.6 15.0

Career 145 140 38.4 .447 .288 .787 6.9 6.1 1.9 0.7 20.4

Awards[edit]

First-team NCAA All-American (1983) Southwest Conference
Southwest Conference
Player of the Year (1983) 10-time NBA All-Star (1986, 1988–1994, 1996, 1997) All-NBA First Team
All-NBA First Team
(1992) All-NBA Second Team
All-NBA Second Team
(1988, 1991) All-NBA Third Team (1990, 1995) Olympic Gold Medalist (1992) NBA Championship (1995) Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History
50 Greatest Players in NBA History
(1996) Two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Inductee Oregon Sports Hall of Fame Inducted (2001)

NBA records[edit] Regular season[edit] Most steals in a half: 8, second half, Houston
Houston
Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings, 000000001996-11-01-0000November 1, 1996 Most offensive rebounds by a guard in a career: 2,615 Playoffs[edit] Most steals in a 3-game series: 13, Portland Trail Blazers
Portland Trail Blazers
vs. Dallas Mavericks, 1990 Western Conference First Round Most steals in a half: 6, Portland Trail Blazers
Portland Trail Blazers
vs. Phoenix Suns, 000000001990-05-23-0000May 23, 1990 All-Star Game[edit] Highest free throw percentage for a career: 1.000 (12—12) Player profile[edit] Clyde "The Glide" Drexler, as he was nicknamed at the University of Houston
Houston
and throughout his professional career, was famed for his speed and athleticism on the court and his easygoing and quiet demeanor off the court. At the University of Houston, Drexler became well known for his exceptional abilities as a finisher, but generally was not considered a great shooter. During his pro career Drexler developed a much more well-rounded game, even becoming an effective post player and more consistent outside shooter. His extraordinary leaping abilities allowed him to be an acrobatic dunker and Drexler participated in numerous NBA All-Star dunk contests during the late eighties. Drexler was regarded as a versatile player, and he was consistently among the leaders at his position in points, rebounds, assists, and steals. He also posted a considerable number of blocked shots for a player his size, ranking third for his career totals among guards. As of 2008, Drexler leads all guards with his career average of offensive rebounds with 2.4 per game. Statistical analysis shows similar players to Clyde include Grant Hill, Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, and Manu Ginobili.[15] College coaching career[edit] Drexler stayed with the Rockets for three more seasons before retiring from the NBA after the 1997–98 season in order to become head men's basketball coach at his alma mater, the University of Houston. Drexler coached the Cougars in 1998–1999 and 1999–2000. After compiling a 19–39 record in his two seasons, Drexler decided to resign to spend more time with his family.[16] Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason

Houston
Houston
Cougars (Conference USA) (1998–2000)

1998–99 Houston 10–17 5–11 6th (National Division)

1999–00 Houston 9–22 2–14 6th (National Division)

Houston: 19–39 (.327) 7–25 (.219)

Total: 19–39 (.327)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion         Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion       Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion       Conference tournament champion

Honors and tribute[edit]

One of only five numbers retired by the University of Houston
Houston
men's basketball team, Drexler's No. 22 hangs in Hofheinz Pavilion.

Drexler's No. 22 jersey has been retired by the Cougars (pictured), Rockets, and Trail Blazers. He was inducted as a player into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
on September 10, 2004, in his first year of eligibility.[17] In 2004 Drexler co-authored his biography, Clyde the Glide, with Portland Tribune
Portland Tribune
sports writer Kerry Eggers, and University of Houston classmate and CBS Sports
CBS Sports
broadcaster Jim Nantz
Jim Nantz
providing the foreword.[5] Drexler set a Trail Blazer record in 1989 by dunking on an 11' 1" rim.[18] Personal life[edit] Drexler married his wife, Gaynell, on December 30, 1988. They divorced in 2011. He has four children: Erica, Austin, Elise, and Adam (the last three with Gaynell). In 2014 Drexler married his second wife, Tonya, whom he had met through fellow NBA star Dominique Wilkins.[19] Drexler has owned homes in the River Oaks–Memorial neighborhood of Houston
Houston
and in the Dunthorpe neighborhood of Portland.[20] His brother James and his two sisters, Denise and Virginia, run the family barbecue restaurants in Houston
Houston
called Drexler's World Famous BBQ & Grill, which includes the "22 Bar". His mother, Eunice Scott, also works at the downtown restaurant that was started by his uncle in 1967. There are two locations, downtown Houston
Houston
and Bush Intercontinental Airport.[20][21] Drexler also started investing in real estate in his rookie NBA season, and although he is now mostly retired, he does do some managing of his Drexler Holdings LLC, based in downtown Houston.[20][22] Books[edit] Drexler is the subject of the book Clyde Drexler: Clyde the Glide.[23] He also wrote the introduction to the children's book Shrews Can't Hoop.[24] TV appearances[edit] Drexler made a guest appearance on Married... with Children, a cameo appearance in an episode of Arliss, and was also a guest star in an episode of The Sentinel. In 2006, he made a cameo appearance in the basketball movie Like Mike 2: Streetball. That same year, Drexler participated in the first season of the Spike TV
Spike TV
show Pros vs. Joes, which features three amateur contestants matching themselves against five professional athletes. Drexler was a member of the regular season Green Team and the season finale Orange Team. On February 21, 2007, it was announced that Drexler would participate in the fourth season of the American version of Dancing with the Stars with partner Elena Grinenko.[25] Drexler was the fourth celebrity to be voted off in round five on April 17, 2007. On April 11, 2010, Drexler appeared as a guest on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice in which he helped the men's team "Rock Solid" complete a task to create video advertisements for Right Guard. See also[edit]

Houston
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List of National Basketball Association
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National Basketball Association
players with 9 or more steals in a game

References[edit]

^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 18, 2010. Retrieved 2015-03-11.  ^ Shilcutt, Katharine. "Still Standing." Houston
Houston
Press. Wednesday January 12, 2011. 1. Retrieved on January 13, 2011. ^ "NBA Legends Unveil Tundra Turnaround Court at Delmar Complex" Archived December 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. – Houston Independent School District – May 7, 2007 ^ a b Higdon, David. "Clyde Drexler: Portland's Pride". Sports Illustrated for Kids February 1993. ^ a b c d e f Drexler, Clyde with Kerry Eggers. Clyde the Glide. Sports Publishing. 2004. ISBN 1-58261-742-2 ^ a b Bengtson, Russ. Quiet as Kept, Slam Magazine, December 1996 ^ Clyde Drexler
Clyde Drexler
Career Highlights No. 14, "Quotes in Mid-Flight." Fleer Corporation, 1993–94 ^ Clyde Drexler
Clyde Drexler
Career Highlights No. 3, "Southern Rock n' Roll." Fleer Corporation, 1993–94 ^ Database Basketball Archived December 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "1991–92 NBA MVP Voting". basketballreference.com.  ^ " 1992 NBA Finals
1992 NBA Finals
Composite Box Score". basketballreference.com.  ^ " 1995 NBA Finals
1995 NBA Finals
Composite Box Score". basketballreference.com.  ^ Monroe, Mike (April 17, 2007). "Downside also apparent in referee's suspension". San Antonio Express-News. Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-07-15.  ^ Eggers, Kerry (January 29, 1996). "Here's who should be on All-Star teams". CBS SportsLine.com. Archived from the original on May 7, 2001. Retrieved 2007-07-15.  ^ "Players Like Clyde Drexler". NBACompare. Archived from the original on November 6, 2014.  ^ "COLLEGE BASKETBALL; Drexler Bows Out After Two Seasons". NYTimes.com. March 31, 2000. Retrieved March 5, 2009.  ^ "Clyde Drexler's Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Profile". Archived from the original on February 16, 2008.  Retrieved on 2008-04-09 ^ NBA.com Biography Archived December 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. – NBA – Accessed January 13, 2008 ^ " Clyde Drexler
Clyde Drexler
-- GETS MARRIED IN TEXAS".  ^ a b c Vondersmith, Jason. "Life’s a glide"[permanent dead link] – Portland Tribune
Portland Tribune
– December 12, 2003. Retrieved April 28, 2013. ^ "Bush Intercontinental Airport" – USA Today: Travel – February 27, 2007 ^ Drexler Holdings LLC at Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts – State of Texas-Secretary of State ^ "Clyde Drexler: Clyde the Glide". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 31, 2010.  ^ "Shrews Can't Hoop". Amazon.com. Retrieved January 31, 2010.  ^ "Meet the New Cast of 'Dancing With the Stars'" – ABC News
ABC News
– February 21, 2007

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1983 NBA Draft

First round

Ralph Sampson Steve Stipanovich Rodney McCray Byron Scott Sidney Green Russell Cross Thurl Bailey Antoine Carr Dale Ellis Jeff Malone Derek Harper Darrell Walker Ennis Whatley Clyde Drexler Howard Carter Jon Sundvold Leo Rautins Randy Breuer John Paxson Roy Hinson Greg Kite Randy Wittman Mitchell Wiggins Stewart Granger

Second round

Sidney Lowe Leroy Combs John Garris Rod Foster Larry Micheaux Mark West Glenn Rivers Michael Britt Dirk Minniefield Guy Williams Darrell Lockhart Scooter McCray David Russell Chris McNealy Granville Waiters Jim Thomas Ted Kitchel Mike Davis Pace Mannion Horace Owens Paul Williams Kevin Williams Kenneth Lyons

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United States squad – 1992 Tournament of the Americas
1992 Tournament of the Americas
– Gold medal

4 Laettner 5 Robinson 6 Ewing 7 Bird 8 Pippen 9 Jordan 10 Drexler 11 Malone 12 Stockton 13 Mullin 14 Barkley 15 Johnson Coach: Daly

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United States men's basketball squad – 1992 Summer Olympics
1992 Summer Olympics
– Gold medal

4 Laettner 5 Robinson 6 Ewing 7 Bird 8 Pippen 9 Jordan 10 Drexler 11 Malone 12 Stockton 13 Mullin 14 Barkley 15 Johnson Coach: Daly

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Houston
Houston
Rockets 1994–95 NBA champions

7 Herrera 10 Cassell 11 Maxwell 15 Breaux 17 Elie 22 Drexler 25 Horry 27 Jones 30 K. Smith 31 Murray 32 Chilcutt 34 Olajuwon (Finals MVP) 52 Brown 55 Tabak

Head coach Tomjanovich

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Administration

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Hall of Famers

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Hall of Famers

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Men's Basketball Player of the Year

1958: Herrscher 1959: Kirchner 1960: Broussard 1961: Broussard 1962: Broussard 1963: Lenox 1964: Lenox 1965: Beasley 1966: Beasley 1967: Holman 1968: Arnold 1969: Peret, Phillips & G. Williams 1970: Phillips 1971: Kennedy & Phillips 1972: Robinson 1973: Terry 1974: Robinson 1975: Parker 1976: Parker & Terrell 1977: Birdsong 1978: Brewer 1979: Moncrief 1980: Baxter & Teagle 1981: R. Williams 1982: Pierce 1983: Drexler & Young 1984: Olajuwon 1985: Jennings 1986: Brownlee 1987: Holcombe 1988: McKinney 1989: Mays 1990: Mays 1991: Day & Miller 1992: Flemons & Wesley 1993: Flemons, Outlaw & Wilson 1994: Tyler 1995: Thomas 1996: Sasser

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1983 NCAA Men's Basketball Consensus All-Americans

First Team

Dale Ellis Patrick Ewing Michael Jordan Keith Lee Sam Perkins Ralph Sampson Wayman Tisdale

Second Team

Clyde Drexler Sidney Green John Paxson Steve Stipanovich Jon Sundvold Darrell Walker Randy Wittman

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
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Dražen Dalipagić Clyde Drexler Maurice Stokes Lynette Woodard

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Abdul-Jabbar Barlow Beaty Bellamy Chamberlain Ćosić Cowens Crawford Daniels DeBernardi Donovan Ewing Gallatin Gilmore Gruenig Harris-Stewart Houbregs Issel W. Johnson Johnston M. Krause Kurland Lanier Leslie Lovellette Lapchick Macauley M. Malone McAdoo Meneghin Mikan Mourning S. Murphy Mutombo Olajuwon O'Neal Parish Pereira Reed Risen Robinson B. Russell Sabonis Sampson Semjonova Thurmond Unseld Wachter Walton Yao

Coaches

Alexeeva P. Allen Anderson Auerbach Auriemma Barmore Barry Blood Boeheim L. Brown Calhoun Calipari Cann Carlson Carnesecca Carnevale Carril Case Chancellor Chaney Conradt Crum Daly Dean Díaz-Miguel Diddle Drake Driesell Ferrándiz Gaines Gamba Gardner Gaze Gill Gomelsky Gunter Hannum Harshman Haskins Hatchell Heinsohn Hickey Hobson Holzman Hughes Hurley Iba Izzo P. Jackson Julian Keaney Keogan Knight Krzyzewski Kundla Lambert Leonard Lewis Litwack Loeffler Lonborg Magee McCutchan McGraw A. McGuire F. McGuire McLendon Meanwell Meyer Miller Moore Nelson Nikolić Novosel Olson Pitino Ramsay Richardson Riley Rubini Rupp Rush Sachs Self Sharman Shelton Sloan D. Smith Stringer Summitt Tarkanian Taylor Teague J. Thompson VanDerveer Wade Watts Wilkens G. Williams R. Williams Wooden Woolpert Wootten Yow

Contributors

Abbott Barksdale Bee Biasone H. Brown W. Brown Bunn Buss Clifton Colangelo Cooper Davidson Douglas Duer Embry Fagan Fisher Fleisher Gavitt Gottlieb Granik Gulick Harrison Hearn Henderson Hepp Hickox Hinkle Irish M. Jackson Jernstedt Jones Kennedy Knight J. Krause Lemon Liston Lloyd McLendon Lobo Mokray Morgan Morgenweck Naismith Newell Newton J. O'Brien L. O'Brien Olsen Podoloff Porter Raveling Reid Reinsdorf Ripley Sanders Saperstein Schabinger St. John Stagg Stanković Steitz Stern Taylor Thorn Tower Trester Vitale Wells Welts Wilke Winter Zollner

Referees

Bavetta Enright Garretson Hepbron Hoyt Kennedy Leith Mihalik Nichols Nucatola Quigley Rudolph Shirley Strom Tobey Walsh

Teams

1960 United States Olympic Team 1992 United States Olympic Team All-American Red Heads Buffalo Germans The First Team Harlem Globetrotters Immaculata College New York Renaissance Original Celtics Texas Western

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National Basketball Association's 50 Greatest Players in NBA History

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Nate Archibald Paul Arizin Charles Barkley Rick Barry Elgin Baylor Dave Bing Larry Bird Wilt Chamberlain Bob Cousy Dave Cowens Billy Cunningham Dave DeBusschere Clyde Drexler Julius Erving Patrick Ewing Walt Frazier George Gervin Hal Greer John Havlicek Elvin Hayes Magic Johnson Sam Jones Michael Jordan Jerry Lucas Karl Malone Moses Malone Pete Maravich Kevin McHale George Mikan Earl Monroe Hakeem Olajuwon Shaquille O'Neal Robert Parish Bob Pettit Scottie Pippen Willis Reed Oscar Robertson David Robinson Bill Russell Dolph Schayes Bill Sharman John Stockton Isiah Thomas Nate Thurmond Wes Unseld Bill Walton Jerry West Lenny Wilkens James Worthy

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Houston
Houston
Cougars men's basketball head coaches

Alden Pasche
Alden Pasche
(1946–1956) Guy Lewis
Guy Lewis
(1956–1986) Pat Foster
Pat Foster
(1986–1993) Alvin Brooks
Alvin Brooks
(1993–1998) Clyde Drexler
Clyde Drexler
(1998–2000) Ray McCallum (2000–2004) Tom Penders
Tom Penders
(2004–2010) James Dickey (2010–2014) Kelvin Sampson
Kelvin Sampson
(2014– )

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 755971

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