March 19, 1943|
Fort Worth, Texas
|Died||December 11, 1984
New York City, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
|College||Wichita State (1962–1965)|
|NBA draft||1965 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall|
|Selected by the Cincinnati Royals|
|Number||12, 17, 13|
|1966–1967||Asbury Park Boardwalkers|
|1967–1970||New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA and ABA statistics|
|Points||745 (2.9 ppg)|
|Rebounds||878 (3.4 rpg)|
|Assists||175 (0.7 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
A 6'10" center from Wichita State University, Bowman played five seasons (1966–1971) in the National Basketball Association and one season (1971–1972) in the American Basketball Association as a member of the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Buffalo Braves, and Pittsburgh Condors. He won an NBA Championship as a reserve for the Knicks in 1970. In his NBA/ABA career, Bowman tallied 745 total points and 878 total rebounds. He was a good rebounder, but a poor shooter who had a problem with committing personal fouls, thus earning the nickname "Nate the Snake." In his NBA/ABA career, he committed more personal fouls than he scored field goals.
Bowman was one of several players involved in a November 20, 1968 brawl between the Knicks and Atlanta Hawks at Atlanta's Alexander Memorial Coliseum. The fight eventually spilled into the stands, where fans grabbed Bowman so that Atlanta's Bill Bridges could land a punch. None of the participants were fined more than $25.
Bowman died on December 11, 1984 in New York City.
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com
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