March 1, 1955 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Bishop Eustace Preparatory
(Pennsauken, New Jersey)
|NBA draft||1977 / Round: 8 / Pick: 168th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|1978–1979||San Diego Clippers|
|1980–1981||Alberta Dusters (CBA)|
|1992–1997||Loyola Marymount University|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
John Olive, (born March 1, 1955) is a former American basketball player and coach. Olive attended Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, in Pennsauken, New Jersey, then played collegiate basketball at Villanova University, where he graduated in 1977.
Olive was drafted in the eighth round of the 1977 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He played in the NBA for the San Diego Clippers from 1978 through 1980. He also played for the Alberta Dusters in the Continental Basketball Association in the 1980–81 season.
Olive was an assistant coach at Villanova under Rollie Massimino, from 1985–1992, during which Villanova won the 1985 NCAA Championship. He was named head coach at Loyola Marymount in 1992, where he served for five seasons.
- 1986-87 CBA Official Guide and Register, page 203
- College & NBA stats @ basketballreference.com
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