Norm Nixon
American basketball player
Norm Nixon
Norman Ellard "Norm" Nixon is a retired American professional basketball player for the NBA, who spent twelve seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers.
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LeBron leads Cavs, joins Robertson on elite list
ABC News - about 1 year
CLEVELAND -- No player in NBA history stuffed a stat sheet quite like Oscar Robertson. The "Big O" was a triple-double machine. On Monday night, LeBron James moved into his rarefied air. James joined Robertson on an exclusive list, and Kevin Love scored a season-high 34 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers remained unbeaten at home with a 117-103 win over the Orlando Magic. James had 15 points and 13 assists and joined the legendary Robertson as the only players in history to rank in the top 25 in career points and assists. "He's a guy who laid the foundation," James said of Robertson, "and I'm just trying to carry it on." With his fifth assist, James moved past Norm Nixon (6,386) into 25th place and moved alongside Robertson, who finished his Hall of Fame career with 26,710 points and 9,887 assists. James will soon eclipse Robertson's scoring total and is a good bet to pass him on the assist list as well. ...
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Tim Koechlin: The NBA All Same-Last-Name-as-a-U.S.-President Team
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
On long drives, I sometimes amuse myself by creating off-beat all-star teams. Here is an example: the best NBA players (and coaches) who have the same last name as a U.S. President. My mother once said (in jest, I think): "If you'd put that mind to good use, you could do great things." This all-star team is the sort of thing that might have provoked that comment. If only American had been ready for a Barbara Jordan presidency in 1976! The All Same-Last-Name-as-a-U.S.-President Team (NBA) Coaches: Phil Jackson, Avery Johnson, Chris Ford Teams 1-5 Magic Johnson Earl Monroe Elvin Hayes Paul Pierce Gus Johnson Kevin Johnson Dennis Johnson Al Jefferson Vince Carter Marques Johnson Norm Nixon Joe Johnson Alvin Adams Larry Johnson Eddie Johnson Mark Jackson Ricky Pierce Steve Johnson Horace Grant Richard Jefferson Phil Ford Eddie Johnson Kermit Washington Mickey Johnson Jimmy Jackson Hoping for a 10 day contract: Brian Taylor ...
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1978-79 Topps Basketball Cards - The Cardboard Connection
Google News - over 5 years
... cut off by the smaller head shot, but the Warriors on his jersey is backwards as a result. Key rookie cards in the set include Jack Sikma, Dennis Johnson, Marques Johnson, Bernard King, Norm Nixon and Walter Davis. 1978 - 79 Topps Basketball Cards
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Coach Richardson honored at funeral by family, friends, former players - Macon Telegraph (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Along with Ellis and Richardson's confidant and assistant coach Ron Taylor, former players Lewis Linder, Norm Nixon, Myles Patrick, Sharone Wright and Newbill shared their memories of their coach. With those who spoke Saturday, and likely with the many
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Top five shooting guards in Los Angeles Lakers history - Yahoo! Sports
Google News - over 5 years
Scott took the reigns from Norm Nixon in the Lakers backcourt and helped lead the team to championships in 1985, 1987 and 1988. Scott averaged 15.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals over 846 games with the Lakers
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Southwest-Macon's Richardson remembered as father figure - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Norm Nixon, Malone, Ivano Newbill and Wright all went on to NBA careers. Fair and Walter Daniels had solid careers at Georgia. Malone and Nixon were eventually inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Richardson was enshrined in 2007
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NBA History: The Greatest Championship Cores of All Time - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
1981-82 Los Angeles Lakers: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Norm Nixon, Magic Johnson Clearly, the Showtime Lakers had more than just one good season during their reign of dominance. Although Nixon's name might not be immediately recognized by some unfamiliar
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Legendary Southwest basketball coach Richardson dies - Macon Telegraph (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
He coached future NBA players Norm Nixon, Jeff Malone, Sharone Wright and Ivano Newbill. Richardson went 463-90 in his career and was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007, joining his former players Nixon and Malone
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Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Which Is the NBA's Greatest Franchise? - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
The dynasty was stacked with amazing talent through the 1980s, including James Worthy, Jamaal Wilkes, Norm Nixon, Michael Cooper, Byron Scott, Bob McAdoo and Mychal Thompson. Of all the Lakers and Celtics' dynasties, the 1980s Lakers were the most
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Best NBA players from Georgia - Yahoo! Sports
Google News - over 5 years
Norm Nixon was born in Macon, Georgia on October 11, 1955. After averaging 17.4 points and 5.5 assists per game at Duquesne University from 1974 to 1977, Nixon played in the NBA for 10 years. He averaged 15.7 points and 8.3 assists per game
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Magic Johnson vs. Larry Bird: Was LA Lakers or Boston Celtics Legend Greater? - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
First of all, for the first four seasons, Magic Johnson shared point guard duties with Norm Nixon. Despite sharing these duties in 1983, Magic led the league in assists that year with a 10.5 average. However, the next season after Nixon left,
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Tom Brady and the Most Iconic Player in the History of Each NFL Team - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
People in LA do not remember the name Norm Nixon. People in Edmonton do not remember the name Stan Weir. And eventually, people in New England will not remember the name Drew Bledsoe. Len Dawson was the quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs from 1962,
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Jrue Holiday: Is the Philadelphia 76ers Young Baller a Pure Point Guard? - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Norm Nixon was the incumbent point guard in LA, but he was traded prior to the 1983-84 season for Byron Scott of the San Diego Clippers. Buss and Riley had paved the way for Johnson to work his magic at point guard. The rest is NBA history
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Stormin' Norman Nixon's Impact on the Lakers - Lakers Nation
Google News - over 5 years
This 6'2” Duke was Norm Nixon, who averaged 17.4 points at his alma mater during his four years. Nixon was the Lakers' 22 nd pick in the first round, and would make an immediate impact on the team in his first year. The Lakers were still feeling the
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What Ever Happened to Old-Timers' Day? - RealClearSports
Google News - over 5 years
Norm Nixon and David Thompson understand what Stengel meant. These two former NBA greats suffered serious knee injuries during the Legends Game at Orlando's 1992 All-Star Weekend. The game was soon scrapped and replaced with one featuring the league's
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Flynn joins McHale, escapes triangle - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
That, if true, would make him 26 and ineligible for the draft. The Wolves are waiting for a faxed copy of his passport to show he's 21. Beasley is working out regularly in Los Angeles with former NBA guard Norm Nixon. Kahn said Nixon also is helping
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Braylon Edwards Honored at Rainbow PUSH for $1 Million in Scholarships to 100 ... - Rolling Out
Google News - over 5 years
The banquet featured a keynote speech by Hall of Fame basketball player and Detroit mayor Dave Bing and also featured an illustrious panel that included former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin, Los Angeles Lakers' Norm Nixon and future NASCAR driver Darrell
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NBA Draft: All-Lakers Draft Steal Team - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Michael Cooper was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers as the 16th overall pick in the third round, one year after Norm Nixon. He spent his entire 12-year career with the Lakers, averaging 8.9 points, 4.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game throughout that
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Norm Nixon
    TEENAGE
  • 1989
    In August 1989 Valerio Bianchini (who had coached Pesaro the previous season) head coach of Messaggero Roma tried to get Nixon to come play for the 1989–90 season.
    More Details Hide Details He became a sports agent (at Premier Management Group Inc. and then later Norm Nixon & Associates) representing such clients as Doug Edwards, Samaki Walker, Jalen Rose, Maurice Taylor, Teddy Dupay, Gary Grant, Gerald Fitch, the NFL's Peter Warrick, Larry Smith, and Al Wilson, and entertainers such as LL Cool J and TLC. He founded the Debbie Allen Dance Academy (DADA) in Culver City, California with his wife. In his retirement years, Nixon concentrated on several business ventures, and served one season as radio commentator for the Clippers (2004–05), as well as doing analyst work for KABC-TV's NBA post-game shows during the mid-2000s. Subsequently, he was hired by Fox Sports West to take over Jack Haley's position as studio color analyst for all Lakers home games, working alongside studio host Bill McDonald during pregame, halftime, and post game coverage.
    After retiring from the NBA in March 1989, Nixon played for Scavolini Pesaro of the Italian major-league Serie A in April and May.
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  • 1987
    Nixon ruptured his right Achilles tendon during a pre-season practice on November 4, 1987; the injury would cause him to miss the entire 1987–88 season.
    More Details Hide Details Before being injured he had played in 715 of 725 games available in his first nine seasons. During his NBA career, Nixon scored 12,065 points (15.7 points per game) and had 6,386 assists (8.3) in 768 games played. Although he had impressive statistics, he may be remembered most for faking a free throw at the end of a Lakers-San Antonio Spurs game on November 30, 1982, which caused a double lane violation. The referees erroneously ordered a jump ball, instead of requiring Nixon to re-shoot the free throw. The Lakers got the ball and Nixon made a field goal to tie the game, where they prevailed in overtime. The last three seconds of the game were later replayed in April 1983.
  • 1986
    He missed the 1986–87 season after stepping into a hole during a softball game in New York City's Central Park during the summer of 1986 (July 23, 1986) and suffered severe damage to the tendon just above his left knee.
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  • 1985
    After the 1985–86 season, he spent much of his later career on the injured list, spending more than two full seasons on the injured list before retiring for good at the end of the 1988–89 season.
    More Details Hide Details During his time with the Clippers he would never make it to the playoffs again. For the 1978–79 season he tied Eddie Jordan of the New Jersey Nets for the NBA lead in steals with 201, and total games (82 regular season + 23 playoffs = 105). The next season (1979–80) he led the league in minutes played (3,226), minutes per game (39.3), and was third in assists with 642. Led the league in assists for the 1983–84 season with 914, and regular season games played (82).
  • 1984
    In his first year with the Clippers, Nixon led the league in total assists and made the All-Star team for the second time in the 1984–85 season.
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  • 1983
    Prior to the start of the 1983–84 season, the popular Nixon was traded to the San Diego Clippers in exchange for the draft rights to guard Byron Scott.
    More Details Hide Details Lakers general manager Jerry West made the deal to free Magic Johnson, the team's other point guard, from sharing the ball with Nixon.
    In game one of the 1983 finals he had a violent collision with Andrew Toney of the 76ers early in the first quarter.
    More Details Hide Details As he came off the floor, coach Pat Riley asked Nixon "You need a blow?", to which Nixon replied: "No, a casket". He would continue to play in game one and game two despite a separated shoulder.
  • 1982
    He led the team in scoring in the 1982 playoffs.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    He played for the Lakers for six successful seasons and helped the Showtime Lakers win NBA championships in 1980 (4–2) and 1982 (4–2), both against the Philadelphia 76ers. The same two teams would meet in the 1983 NBA Finals, but Philadelphia won this series four games to none. In the 1978 (Seattle SuperSonics), 1979 (Seattle), and 1981 (Houston Rockets) playoffs, the Lakers were eliminated by the eventual Western Conference champion.
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  • 1979
    Before they were married, both Nixon and Allen appeared in the 1979 film The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (a film that also featured NBA stars Julius Erving and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar).
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  • 1977
    Nixon was the 22nd overall pick in the 1977 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.
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  • 1973
    He was senior class president and named as the starting guard on the Georgia All-State team for 1973, after leading Southwest to the 1973 state high school basketball championship under coach Donald "Duck" Richardson.
    More Details Hide Details Nixon also played the trumpet and was on the yearbook staff. He was on the track team, ran the 440 yard dash, and won a regional title in the high jump at 6 feet, 5 inches. He played four full seasons at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While there he averaged 17.2 points-per-game (PPG), 5.5 assists-per-game (APG), and 4. rebounds-per-game (RPG), scoring 1,805 points and adding 577 assist in 104 games for his career with the Duquesne Dukes. Nixon was named first-team All-Eastern Eight Conference, and left holding the record for career assists. On January 27, 2001, during the halftime of a game against Xavier University (Cincinnati), the Duquesne University Department of Athletics retired the jerseys of five of its all-time greatest players, including Nixon's #10 (also retired: Chuck Cooper, Sihugo Green, Dick Ricketts and Willie Somerset).
  • OTHER
  • 1955
    Born on October 11, 1955.
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