Nate Thurmond

Basketball Player

Nathaniel "Nate" Thurmond is a retired American basketball player. Dominant at both center and power forward, he was a seven-time All-Star and the first player in NBA history to record an official quadruple-double. Thurmond remains one of the greatest rebounders and shot blockers ever, named both a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.… Read More

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  • Nate Thurmond, Warriors Center And Defensive Wall, Dies At 74
    NYTimes - Jul 18, 2016
  • Nba Great Nate Thurmond, Hall Of Fame Center And Former Bull, Dies At 74
    Chicago Times - Jul 16, 2016
  • Barnett's Tenure With Warriors Worth Celebrating
    San Francisco Chronicle - Sep 29, 2013
  • Lakers' Record Within Reach Of Heat
    San Francisco Chronicle - Mar 17, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Nate Thurmond.


1941 Birth Born on July 25, 1941.


1963 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Thurmond led the Mid-American Conference in rebounds during all three of his varsity seasons (with a college career average of 17. rebounds per game), and was named a first-team All-American by The Sporting News in 1963. … Read More
1964 22 Years Old Thurmond averaged 7 points and 10.4 rebounds in his first NBA season and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team in 1964. … Read More
1966 24 Years Old Among his many accomplishments, Thurmond set a regular season record for rebounds in a quarter with 18, and averaged 21.3 and 22. rebounds per game in the 1966–67 and 1967–68 seasons. … Read More
1967 25 Years Old They reached the 1967 NBA Finals, but lost to Chamberlain's 76ers. … Read More


1974 32 Years Old On October 18, 1974 against the Atlanta Hawks, in his debut as a Bull, he recorded 22 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists and 12 blocked shots, becoming the first player in NBA history to officially record a quadruple-double (blocked shots were not counted before). … Read More
1976 34 Years Old In Cleveland, the now 35-year-old Thurmond came off the bench for the injured Jim Chones to lead Cleveland's "Miracle at Richfield" team to the NBA Eastern Conference Finals before the Cavaliers lost to the star-studded Boston Celtics in 1976. … Read More


2016 75 Years Old Thurmond died at the age of 74 on July 16, 2016 after a short battle with leukemia. … Read More
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