Randy Livingston

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Randy Livingston
No. 3, 7, 2, 9, 1, 14
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1975-04-02) April 2, 1975 (age 39)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Isidore Newman
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
College LSU (1994–1996)
NBA draft 1996 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Pro playing career 1996–2008
Career history
As player:
1996–97 Houston Rockets
1997–98 Atlanta Hawks
1998–1999 Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
19992000 Phoenix Suns
2000 Golden State Warriors
2000–2001 Idaho Stampede (CBA)
2001 Gary Steelheads (CBA)
2002 Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
2002 Seattle SuperSonics
2002 Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
2003 New Orleans Hornets
2003–2004 Idaho Stampede (CBA)
2004 Los Angeles Clippers
2004–2005 Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA)
2005 Utah Jazz
2005–2006 Galatasaray (Turkey)
2006 Idaho Stampede (D-League)
2006 Chicago Bulls
2006–2007 Idaho Stampede (D-League)
2007 Seattle SuperSonics
As coach:
2010–2012 Idaho Stampede (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Randy Livingston (born April 2, 1975) is a former American professional basketball player who last played point guard for the NBA Development League's Idaho Stampede. He stands 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) and weighs 209 lb (95 kg). From 2010 to 2012, he was the head coach for the Idaho Stampede.[1]

Livingston attended New Orleans' Isidore Newman School along with standout quarterback Peyton Manning, where he was named the High School co-player of the year in 1992 (with Jason Kidd) and 1993 (with Rasheed Wallace). Livingston also played in the McDonald's All-American Game and Magic's Roundball Classic.

After high school, Livingston attended Louisiana State University but only appeared in 32 games over two seasons because of knee problems. He was drafted by the Houston Rockets in the second round (42nd overall) of the 1996 NBA Draft, being signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Hawks in his second year. He played for the Phoenix Suns during the 1999 season, playing his most consistent season (79 games, 14 mpg, 4.8 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game). He also played with the Suns during the 2000 season, which was the only time in his NBA career that he played on one team for two consecutive years.

Afterwards, Livingston appeared sporadically (two games) for the Golden State Warriors during the following season, played for the Seattle SuperSonics in 2001-02, also dressing up with two teams in the CBA. He would play briefly for the New Orleans Hornets during 2002-03, for the Los Angeles Clippers during the following and with the Utah Jazz in 2004-05.

Livingston was drafted in the 2005 AAPBL Draft, but the league folded soon thereafter. He spent the beginning of 2005-06 in the Turkish league, playing for Galatasaray, and joined the NBA Development League's Stampede (for whom he had once played while the team competed in the CBA) in February 2006. He also appeared in five games with the Chicago Bulls in March. In 2006-07 he began with the Stampede once again but, on April 11, 2007, signed a contract for the remainder of the season with the SuperSonics, for a second time. This was due to almost simultaneous injuries to Earl Watson and Luke Ridnour.

In 2006-07's NBDL, Livingston's 12.0 points per game for the Stampede were tied for 44th in the league and his 10.5 assists second only to Will Conroy. The following season, as the Stampede were crowned the competition's winners after beating the Austin Toros 2-1, Livingston retired from professional basketball.[2] Although officially retired, the Erie Bayhawks of the D-League still drafted him in the expansion draft, in hopes of bringing him out of retirement.

After his stint coaching the Stampede, he moved to Australia, where he serves as a scout and coaching consultant.[3]

Honors and awards[edit]

  • CBA Champion: 2004-05
  • NBADL Champion: 2007-08
  • NBADL MVP: 2006-07
  • All-NBADL First-team: 2006-2007, 2007–08
  • All-CBA Second-team: 1998-1999, 2003–2004
  • Most assists in an NBADL game (22)

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