The Info List - Isaac Austin

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Isaac Edward "Ike" Austin (born August 18, 1969) is a retired American professional basketball player. He is also the uncle of Baylor University's Isaiah Austin.[1] Austin was born in Gridley, California. A 6' 10" (2.08 m) center from Kings River Community College and Arizona State University, he was selected by the Utah Jazz in the second round (48th overall) of the 1991 NBA draft. He averaged two points and 1.1 rebounds during his rookie season with the Jazz, and after two more sub-par seasons, he signed to play with Tuborg İzmir, a Turkish basketball team. Ingerman averaged 22.3 points and 13.9 rebounds during the 1995–1996 season in Turkey, and he returned to the NBA the following season as a member of the Miami Heat. With renewed confidence, Austin averaged 9.7 points and 5.8 rebounds for the Heat and received the NBA Most Improved Player Award in 1997. Austin had his best season in 1997–1998, when he averaged 13.5 points and 7.1 rebounds while playing for the Heat and the Los Angeles Clippers (to whom he was traded midseason for Brent Barry). After that season, he signed a lucrative contract with the Orlando Magic, but his play began to regress. Austin was traded to the Washington Wizards for Ben Wallace, Terry Davis, Tim Legler, and Jeff McInnis after one season with the Magic, and the Wizards later traded him to the Vancouver Grizzlies for Cherokee Parks, Obinna Ekezie, Dennis Scott, and Felipe Lopez. He ended his NBA career with the Grizzlies in 2002 (the team moved to Memphis in 2001). From 2004 to 2005, Austin was owner and head coach of the Utah Snowbears, a team in the American Basketball Association. He led the Snowbears to a 27-1 record in the team's first season, but feuded with league officials during the playoffs and decided to forfeit the rest of the season (and later on, fold the team) in protest.[2] References[edit]

^ "Isaiah Austin 2012 Basketball Recruiting Profile- ESPN".  ^ Austin, ABA play blame game as Snowbears quit playoffs

External links[edit]

Career Statistics "Where Are They Now" - Ike Austin

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NBA Most Improved Player Award

1986: Robertson 1987: D. Ellis 1988: Duckworth 1989: Johnson 1990: Seikaly 1991: Skiles 1992: Ellison 1993: Jackson 1994: MacLean 1995: Barros 1996: Mureşan 1997: Austin 1998: Henderson 1999: Armstrong 2000: Rose 2001: McGrady 2002: O'Neal 2003: Arenas 2004: Randolph 2005: Simmons 2006: Diaw 2007: M. Ellis 2008: Türkoğlu 2009: Granger 2010: Brooks 2011: Love 2012: Anderson 2013: George 2014: Dragić 2015: Butler 2016: McCollum 2017: Antetokounmpo

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1991 NBA Draft

First round

Larry Johnson Kenny Anderson Billy Owens Dikembe Mutombo Steve Smith Doug Smith Luc Longley Mark Macon Stacey Augmon Brian Williams Terrell Brandon Greg Anthony Dale Davis Rich King Anthony Avent Chris Gatling Victor Alexander Kevin Brooks LaBradford Smith John Turner Eric Murdock LeRon Ellis Stanley Roberts Rick Fox Shaun Vandiver Mark Randall Pete Chilcutt

Second round

Kevin Lynch George Ackles Rodney Monroe Randy Brown Chad Gallagher Donald Hodge Myron Brown Mike Iuzzolino Chris Corchiani Elliot Perry Joe Wylie Jimmy Oliver Doug Overton Sean Green Steve Hood Lamont Strothers Álvaro Teherán Bobby Phills Richard Dumas Keith Hughes Isaac Austin Greg Sutton Joey Wright Žan Tabak Anthony Jones Von McD