Kurt Nimphius

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Kurt Nimphius
Personal information
Born (1958-03-13) March 13, 1958 (age 59)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school South Milwaukee
(South Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
College Arizona State (1976–1980)
NBA draft 1980 / Round: 3 / Pick: 47th overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career 1980–1991
Position Center / Power forward
Number 40, 41
Career history
1980–1981 Rodrigo Chieti
1980–1981 Alberta Dusters
19811985 Dallas Mavericks
19851987 Los Angeles Clippers
1987 Detroit Pistons
1987–1988 San Antonio Spurs
1988–1989 Canarias
1989–1990 Philadelphia 76ers
1990–1991 Il Messaggero Roma
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 3,602 (6.4 ppg)
Rebounds 2,474 (4.4 rpg)
Blocks 696 (1.2 bpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Kurt Nimphius (born March 13, 1958) is a retired American National Basketball Association (NBA) player. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and attended Arizona State University. He was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the third round (1st pick) of the 1980 NBA draft. He played for the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, and Philadelphia Sixers in an NBA career that lasted eight seasons. He also played for the team Cajacanarias of the Canary Islands at the Spanish league and played part of a season for the Alberta Dusters in the Continental Basketball Association.[1]

He was inducted into the Pac-12 Basketball Hall of Honor during the 2012 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, March 10, 2012. Inducted into Wisconsin Basketball Hall of Fame 2007, and the Arizona State University Basketball Hall of Fame 2011.


  1. ^ 1982-83 Official CBA Guide and Register, page 85

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