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Nazr Tahiru Mohammed (pronounced NAH-zee; born September 5, 1977)[1] is an American retired professional basketball player who had a journeyman career in the National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA), playing for eight different teams in 18 seasons. He played college basketball for Kentucky.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Professional career

2.1 Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers
(1998–2001) 2.2 Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta Hawks
(2001–2004) 2.3 New York Knicks
New York Knicks
(2004–2005) 2.4 San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
(2005–2006) 2.5 Detroit Pistons
Detroit Pistons
(2006–2007) 2.6 Charlotte Bobcats (2007–2011) 2.7 Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder
(2011–2012) 2.8 Chicago
Chicago
Bulls (2012–2015) 2.9 Return to Oklahoma City (2016)

3 NBA career statistics

3.1 Regular season 3.2 Playoffs

4 Personal life 5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] The son of an immigrant from Ghana, Mohammed was raised in Chicago
Chicago
and attended high school at Kenwood Academy, graduating in 1995. Mohammed entered the University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
in the fall of 1995 at a hefty 315 pounds, and saw little playing time during their NCAA Championship season. After slimming down for his sophomore year, Mohammed shared the starting center spot with Jamaal Magloire
Jamaal Magloire
and was a key contributor in 1997, when the Wildcats were runners-up to Arizona. Mohammed once again shared the starting post position with Magloire in 1998, and once again they brought the NCAA Championship home to Kentucky, for the second time in three years.[1] Professional career[edit] Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers
(1998–2001)[edit] After his junior year, Mohammed decided to enter the 1998 NBA draft. He was selected by the Utah Jazz
Utah Jazz
in the first round, as the 29th pick overall. Utah traded his rights to the Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers
for a future first round pick, which turned out to be Quincy Lewis
Quincy Lewis
in the 1999 NBA draft.[2] He spent two and a half seasons in Philadelphia before being traded in February 2001 to the Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta Hawks
along with an injured Theo Ratliff
Theo Ratliff
in exchange for Hall of Fame center Dikembe Mutombo.[3] Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta Hawks
(2001–2004)[edit] On November 5, 2001, he scored a career-high 30 points against the Los Angeles Clippers.[4] He played for the Hawks through the middle of the 2003–04 season, at which point he was traded to the New York Knicks for Michael Doleac.[5] New York Knicks
New York Knicks
(2004–2005)[edit] Mohammed spent half of the 2004–05 season with the Knicks. San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
(2005–2006)[edit] He played for the San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
(who acquired him in a trade for Malik Rose), for the second half of the 2004-05 NBA season.[6] In a combined 77 games for both teams, he averaged 9.5 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game.[7] He won his first and only championship in 2005 with the Spurs as a member of their starting lineup.[8] During his second season in San Antonio, Mohammed shared the starting center position with Rasho Nesterović, averaging 6.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game during the regular season.[9] On March 17, 2006, he tied his career-high of 30 points against the Phoenix Suns.[10] He was a key contributor to the team's first round series victory over the Sacramento Kings, averaging 7.0 points per game and nailing his second career three-point basket late in Game 1.[11] Mohammed, however, played sparingly in the team's second round series loss to the Dallas Mavericks. After the season, he turned down a four-year contract extension and did not return to the Spurs. Detroit Pistons
Detroit Pistons
(2006–2007)[edit] In July 2006, he signed with the Detroit Pistons
Detroit Pistons
and became their starting center.[12] After beginning the season in the starting five, the arrival of Chris Webber
Chris Webber
on January 16, 2007 made him gradually fall out of the team's rotation, the culmination being his 5 minutes in two postseason contests. He averaged 5.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in 51 games (33 starts), with about 15 minutes of action per game.[13] Charlotte Bobcats (2007–2011)[edit] Mohammed was traded from the Pistons to the Charlotte Bobcats on December 14, 2007, in exchange for Primož Brezec
Primož Brezec
and Walter Herrmann.[14] Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder
(2011–2012)[edit] On February 24, 2011, Mohammed was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, while forward D. J. White
D. J. White
and guard Morris Peterson were sent to the Charlotte Bobcats.[15] He reached the 2012 NBA Finals
2012 NBA Finals
with the Thunder, but the team lost to the Miami Heat
Miami Heat
4 games to 1.[16] Chicago
Chicago
Bulls (2012–2015)[edit] On July 27, 2012, Mohammed signed with the Chicago
Chicago
Bulls.[17] On May 10, 2013, he was involved in an altercation with LeBron James
LeBron James
in the 2013 NBA Playoffs, in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals. James was called for a technical foul for tying up with Mohammed in transition; Mohammed retaliated by shoving James which followed with Mohammed being ejected.[18] On July 11, 2013, Mohammed re-signed with the Bulls.[19] On September 22, 2014, he again re-signed with the Bulls.[20] On August 1, 2015, Mohammed played for Team Africa at the 2015 NBA Africa exhibition game.[21] On October 9, 2015, he retired from the NBA.[22] Return to Oklahoma City (2016)[edit] In March 2016, Mohammed came out of retirement in order to return to the NBA.[23] On March 5, he signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder, returning to the franchise for a second stint.[24][25] Four days later, he made his season debut in a 120–108 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.[26] 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 season in which Mohammed won an NBA championship

Regular season[edit]

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

1998–99 Philadelphia 26 0 4.7 .357 .000 .571 1.4 .1 .2 .2 1.6

1999–00 Philadelphia 28 3 6.8 .389 .000 .545 1.8 .1 .1 .4 1.9

2000–01 Philadelphia 30 3 6.5 .466 .000 .500 1.8 .1 .2 .2 3.2

2000–01 Atlanta 28 19 25.6 .480 .000 .765 9.0 .6 .8 1.0 12.3

2001–02 Atlanta 82 73 26.4 .461 .000 .617 7.9 .4 .8 .7 9.7

2002–03 Atlanta 35 0 12.7 .421 .000 .634 3.7 .2 .5 .6 4.6

2003–04 Atlanta 53 1 17.7 .493 .000 .627 5.0 .4 .4 .5 6.5

2003–04 New York 27 23 24.9 .563 .000 .525 7.7 .6 1.2 .9 9.1

2004–05 New York 54 54 28.1 .509 .000 .708 8.1 .5 1.0 1.0 10.9

2004–05† San Antonio 23 5 18.0 .387 .000 .571 6.4 .3 .2 1.4 6.2

2005–06 San Antonio 80 30 17.4 .504 .000 .785 5.2 .5 .3 .6 6.2

2006–07 Detroit 51 33 15.2 .532 .000 .610 4.5 .2 .5 .8 5.6

2007–08 Detroit 21 0 10.9 .475 .000 .433 3.5 .3 .3 .4 3.3

2007–08 Charlotte 61 29 23.3 .520 .000 .617 6.9 1.1 .6 .9 9.3

2008–09 Charlotte 39 1 8.7 .406 .000 .550 2.0 .2 .1 .4 2.7

2009–10 Charlotte 58 29 17.0 .553 .000 .648 5.2 .5 .3 .7 7.9

2010–11 Charlotte 51 30 16.7 .502 .000 .591 4.9 .3 .3 .9 7.3

2010–11 Oklahoma City 24 7 17.9 .573 .000 .625 4.8 .3 .7 .4 6.9

2011–12 Oklahoma City 63 1 11.0 .467 .000 .565 2.7 .2 .3 .6 2.7

2012–13 Chicago 63 12 11.0 .367 .000 .723 3.1 .4 .3 .5 2.6

2013–14 Chicago 80 1 7.0 .429 .000 .533 2.2 .3 .2 .4 1.6

2014–15 Chicago 23 0 5.6 .433 .000 .333 1.7 .1 .2 .2 1.2

2015–16 Oklahoma City 5 0 3.8 .600 .000 1.000 .8 .0 .0 .0 1.6

Career 1005 354 15.8 .486 .000 .640 4.7 .4 .4 .6 5.8

Playoffs[edit]

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

1999 Philadelphia 3 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0

2004 New York 4 4 24.3 .500 .000 .688 5.8 .3 1.5 .8 10.3

2005† San Antonio 23 23 23.0 .528 1.000 .638 6.7 .3 .6 1.0 7.1

2006 San Antonio 8 3 11.8 .733 1.000 .722 3.9 .1 .4 .8 4.5

2007 Detroit 2 0 3.0 .500 .000 1.000 1.5 .0 .0 .0 2.5

2010 Charlotte 4 0 12.0 .579 .000 .667 2.0 .5 .3 .5 6.0

2011 Oklahoma City 14 0 10.6 .412 .000 .400 2.3 .0 .3 .4 2.3

2012 Oklahoma City 8 0 10.4 .500 .000 .500 2.0 .1 .0 .4 2.3

2013 Chicago 12 0 9.5 .512 .000 .571 2.7 .3 .2 .6 3.8

2014 Chicago 2 0 2.5 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 .0

2015 Chicago 3 0 4.7 .286 .000 .000 1.7 .0 .0 .3 1.3

2016 Oklahoma City 5 0 2.0 .500 .000 .000 0.6 .0 .0 .2 0.4

Career 88 30 13.1 .514 .667 .639 3.5 .2 .3 .6 4.2

Personal life[edit] Mohammed is a practicing Muslim
Muslim
who fasts for Ramadan. He had lost nearly ten pounds during 2004–05 season because of his fasting.[27] Mohammed and his wife, Mandi, have two daughters, Amani and Sanaa, and a son, Nasir. He created The Nazr Mohammed
Nazr Mohammed
Foundation which is committed to being a charitable member of the global community by supporting a multitude of worthy causes through personal donations, fundraisers, camps, grants and scholarships and in August 2012, his foundation hosted the Kenwood Academy
Kenwood Academy
Capital Improvements Fundraiser.[1] Mohammed studied Business Management at Kentucky.[1] References[edit]

^ a b c d " Nazr Mohammed
Nazr Mohammed
Stats, Video, Bio, Profile". NBA.com. Archived from the original on April 29, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2016.  ^ "1998 NBA Draft, First Round". NBA.com. Retrieved March 6, 2016.  ^ "Mutombo traded to Sixers in six-player deal". ESPN.com. February 23, 2001. Retrieved March 6, 2016.  ^ "Hawks vs. Clippers". USAToday.com. November 6, 2001. Retrieved March 17, 2006.  ^ "N.Y. gets Thomas, Mohammed; Baker next?". ESPN.com. February 16, 2004. Retrieved March 6, 2016.  ^ "Knicks land Rose, Taylor, draft picks". ESPN.com. February 24, 2005. Retrieved March 6, 2016.  ^ " Nazr Mohammed
Nazr Mohammed
2004-05 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 6, 2016.  ^ "Spurs Dethrone Pistons To Take Third NBA Title". NBA.com. June 23, 2005. Archived from the original on February 19, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2016.  ^ " Nazr Mohammed
Nazr Mohammed
2005-06 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 6, 2016.  ^ "Mohammed Dominates Inside, Spurs Top Suns". NBA.com. March 17, 2006. Retrieved March 17, 2006.  ^ "Parker scores 25 as Spurs demolish Kings in Game 1". ESPN.com. April 22, 2006. Retrieved April 22, 2006.  ^ Rogers, Justin (July 4, 2006). "Pistons sign Nazr Mohammed". MLive.com. Retrieved March 6, 2016.  ^ " Nazr Mohammed
Nazr Mohammed
2006-07 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 6, 2016.  ^ "Bobcats acquire Mohammed from Pistons for Brezec, Herrmann". ESPN.com. February 22, 2008. Retrieved February 22, 2008.  ^ Rohde, John (February 24, 2011). "OKC Thunder trade for Kendrick Perkins, Nate Robinson, Nazr Mohammed". NewsOK.com. Retrieved February 24, 2011.  ^ "Notebook: Heat 121, Thunder 106". NBA.com. June 22, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2016.  ^ "BULLS SIGN FREE AGENT CENTER NAZR MOHAMMED". NBA.com. July 27, 2012. Retrieved July 27, 2012.  ^ Swanson, Ben (May 10, 2013). " Nazr Mohammed
Nazr Mohammed
shoves LeBron James
LeBron James
to the ground after foul". SBNation.com. Retrieved March 6, 2016.  ^ "BULLS RE-SIGN CENTER NAZR MOHAMMED". NBA.com. July 11, 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2013.  ^ "BULLS RE-SIGN CENTER NAZR MOHAMMED". NBA.com. September 22, 2014. Retrieved September 22, 2014.  ^ "NBA stars, legends shine as Team World rallies to beat Team Africa". ESPN.com. August 1, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2015.  ^ Cantave, Marc (October 9, 2015). "NBA: NAZR MOHAMMED RETIRES FROM THE NBA". SportsBlog.com. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2015.  ^ Sharania, Shams (March 4, 2016). "Sources: Thunder to sign veteran center Nazr Mohammed". Yahoo.com. Retrieved March 4, 2016.  ^ "Thunder Signs Nazr Mohammed". NBA.com. March 5, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2016.  ^ " Nazr Mohammed
Nazr Mohammed
signs with Thunder". ESPN.com. March 5, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2016.  ^ "Westbrook's huge triple-double leads Thunder past Clippers". NBA.com. March 10, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2016.  ^ Beck, Howard (December 31, 2004). "Mohammed Is Having an All-Star Season". NYTimes.com. Retrieved April 1, 2005. 

External links[edit]

Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com NBA.com profile Kentucky Wildcats bio

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Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
1995–96 NCAA champions

00 Tony Delk
Tony Delk
(MOP) 3 Allen Edwards 5 Wayne Turner 13 Nazr Mohammed 15 Jeff Sheppard 23 Derek Anderson 24 Antoine Walker 25 Anthony Epps 33 Ron Mercer 40 Walter McCarty 41 Mark Pope

Head coach Rick Pitino

Assistant coaches Jim O'Brien Winston Bennett Delray Brooks

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Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball
1997–98 NCAA champions

3 Allen Edwards 4 Steve Masiello 5 Wayne Turner 11 Saul Smith 13 Nazr Mohammed 14 Heshimu Evans 15 Jeff Sheppard (MOP) 33 Michael Bradley 34 Scott Padgett 42 Jamaal Magloire

Head coach Tubby Smith

Assistant coaches Mike Sutton George Felton

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San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
2004–05 NBA champions

2 Mohammed 3 Robinson 4 Marks 5 Horry 8 Nesterović 9 Parker 11 Wilks 12 Bowen 14 Udrih 17 Barry 20 Ginóbili 21 Duncan (Finals MVP) 23 Brown 34 Massenburg 43 Johnson

Head coach Popovich

Assistant coaches Carlesimo Budenholzer Newman

Regular season Playoffs

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1998 NBA draft

First round

Michael Olowokandi Mike Bibby Raef LaFrentz Antawn Jamison Vince Carter Robert Traylor Jason Williams Larry Hughes Dirk Nowitzki Paul Pierce Bonzi Wells Michael Doleac Keon Clark Michael Dickerson Matt Harpring Bryce Drew Radoslav Nesterović Mirsad Türkcan Pat Garrity Roshown McLeod Ricky Davis Brian Skinner Tyronn Lue Felipe López Al Harrington Sam Jacobson Vladimir Stepania Corey Benjamin Nazr Mohammed

Second round

Ansu Sesay Ruben Patterson Rashard Lewis Jelani McCoy Shammond Williams Bruno Šundov Jerome James Casey Shaw DeMarco Johnson Rafer Alston Korleone Young Cuttino Mobley Miles Simon Jahidi White Sean Marks Toby Bailey Andrae Patterson Tyson Wheeler Ryan Stack Cory Carr Andrew Betts Corey Brewer Derrick Dial Greg Buckner Tremaine Fowlkes Ryan Bowen J. R. Henderson Torraye B

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