Augmon in 2009 as Denver Nuggets assistant coach.
August 1, 1968 |
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||213 lb (97 kg)|
|High school||John Muir (Pasadena, California)|
|NBA draft||1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard|
|1997–2001||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2002–2004||New Orleans Hornets|
|2007–2011||Denver Nuggets (asst.)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||7,990 (8.0 ppg)|
|Rebounds||3,216 (3.2 rpg)|
|Steals||974 (1.0 spg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Stacey Orlando Augmon (born August 1, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player, formerly in the NBA. He gained the nickname "Plastic Man" due to his athletic ability to "stretch". He was also an assistant coach at his alma mater UNLV under coach Dave Rice.
Augmon played college basketball for four years at UNLV and won the 1990 NCAA Championship with them. Augmon was the first three-time winner of the NABC Defensive Player of the Year, winning the award in 1989, 1990, and 1991. He is a class of 2002 member of the UNLV Athletic Hall of Fame along with teammates Greg Anthony and Larry Johnson.
Augmon was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks with the ninth pick of the 1991 NBA draft. Upon Augmon being chosen, Bill Walton famously said "Russell begat Kareem, Kareem begat Magic, and so Magic has begat the Plastic Man." He was the first player in the top ten draft picks to work out a deal, a 5-year contract worth between 6.5 and 7 million dollars. Augmon has played for the Hawks, the Detroit Pistons, the Portland Trail Blazers, the Charlotte Hornets, the New Orleans Hornets, and the Orlando Magic. He holds a scoring average of 8.0 points per game throughout his career.
The Magic decided not to re-sign Augmon for the 2006–07 NBA season, making him an unrestricted free agent. On October 3, 2007, the Denver Nuggets announced the signing of the 15-year veteran, but he was later waived on the 24th. One month and three days later, Denver re-hired Augmon, this time as a player development coach.
During the 2004–2005 season, Augmon was investigated by the league for two incidents. He had already refused to speak to the media, which violated league rules.
The first was following a game March 11, 2005. Greg Sandoval from The Washington Post wrote, "As reporters gathered around the locker of Magic guard Jameer Nelson, a female reporter for a local TV station kneeled down to give cameramen a clear shot and to place a microphone near Nelson, who was sitting. Augmon, whose locker is near Nelson's, made a comment about the woman being on her knees in front of a player that involved a reference to oral sex, a witness told the newspaper."
Two nights later on March 13, Sandoval continues, "Augmon became angered over a question that an Orlando Sentinel reporter asked Magic guard Steve Francis. "That's a stupid [expletive] question", Augmon allegedly said, according to several reports. When a male Florida Today reporter told Augmon that they were interviewing Francis and not him, Augmon shouted obscenities and began moving toward the reporter. A Magic employee stepped in front of Augmon, who then threw a bottle of lotion at the reporter. The bottle did not strike the reporter but some of its contents splashed his clothes."
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 145 games played
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 2000 points and 1000 rebounds
- List of National Basketball Association players with 1000 games played
- Augmon hired as UNLV assistant coach, accessed May 4, 2011
- "Williams Repeats as NABC National Defensive Player of the Year". Retrieved 2007-04-07.
- "UNLV Athletic Hall of Fame Members". Retrieved 2007-01-11.
- "Hawks Sign Augmon and Drop Moncrief". The New York Times. October 1, 1991. Retrieved 2007-01-11.
- Nuggets sign veteran F Augmon, October 3, 2007
- Nuggets make cuts, October 24, 2007
- NUGGETS: Nuggets Add Augmon as Player Development Coach
- Sandoval, Greg (March 15, 2005). "League Is Investigating Augmon Comments". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 11, 2015.