Rudy Hackett

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Rudy Hackett
Personal information
Born (1953-05-10) May 10, 1953 (age 62)
Mount Vernon, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Mount Vernon
(Mount Vernon, New York)
College Syracuse (1972–1975)
NBA draft 1975 / Round: 3 / Pick: 37th overall
Selected by the New Orleans Jazz
Position Power forward
Number 13, 11, 45
Career history
1975–1976 Spirits of St. Louis (ABA)
1976 New York Nets
1976 Indiana Pacers
1979–1981 Libertas Forlì (Italy)
1981–1982 Libertas Livorno (Italy)
1982–1984 Reggio Emilia (Italy)
1984–1987 U.S. Sangiorgese (Italy)
1988 Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Stats at

Rudolph (Rudy) Hackett (born May 10, 1953) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'9" (2.06 m) and 210 lb (95 kg) forward and played collegiately at Syracuse University.

Hackett was selected with the 1st pick of the third round in the 1975 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Jazz, and in the third round by the Spirits of St. Louis in the 1975 ABA Draft. He played for the Spirits, New York Nets, and Indiana Pacers over two seasons. Hackett also played professionally in Italy.[1] He is a strength and conditioning coach for the USC Trojans men's basketball team, for whom his son, Daniel Hackett, played in college.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b Player Bio: Daniel Hackett :: Men's Basketball
  2. ^ Lean and hungry
  3. ^ Q&A with ... USC's Daniel Hackett

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