Stacey Augmon

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Stacey Augmon
No. 2
Small forward / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1968-08-01) August 1, 1968 (age 45)
Pasadena, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (203 cm)
Listed weight 213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school John Muir (Pasadena, California)
College UNLV (1987–1991)
NBA draft 1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro playing career 1991–2006
Career history
As player:
19911996 Atlanta Hawks
1996–1997 Detroit Pistons
1997–2001 Portland Trail Blazers
20012004 Charlotte / New Orleans Hornets
20042006 Orlando Magic
As coach:
2007–2011 Denver Nuggets (asst.)
2011–present UNLV Runnin' Rebels (asst.)
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
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 is currently an assistant coach at his alma mater UNLV under Dave Rice.[1]

College[edit]

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.[2] He is a class of 2002 member of the UNLV Athletic Hall of Fame along with teammates Greg Anthony and Larry Johnson.[3]

NBA career[edit]

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.[4] Augmon has played for the Hawks, the Detroit Pistons, the Portland Trail Blazers, the Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets, and the 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,[5] but he was later waived on the 24th.[6] One month and three days later, Denver re-hired Augmon, this time as a player development coach.[7]

Post-playing Career[edit]

Augmon is based from L.A. County and a president of a bike club.[8] In May 2011, he left the Denver Nuggets to join the staff of former Rebels teammate Dave Rice as an assistant coach for UNLV.[1]

Controversy[edit]

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.[9]

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."[9]

Two nights later on March 13, Sandoval continues, "Augmon became angered over a question that an Orlando Sentinel reporter asked Magic guard Steve Francis.[9]"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."[9] Augmon later apologized to the reporter by purchasing him a new suit made of fine Italian silk.[10]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1991–92 Atlanta 82 82 30.5 .489 .167 .666 5.1 2.5 1.5 .3 13.3
1992–93 Atlanta 73 66 28.9 .501 .000 .739 3.9 2.3 1.2 .2 14.0
1993–94 Atlanta 82 82 31.8 .510 .143 .764 4.8 2.3 1.8 .6 14.8
1994–95 Atlanta 76 76 31.1 .453 .269 .728 4.8 2.6 1.3 .6 13.9
1995–96 Atlanta 77 49 29.8 .491 .250 .792 3.9 1.8 1.4 .4 12.7
1996–97 Detroit 20 3 14.6 .403 .000 .683 2.5 .8 .5 .5 4.5
1996–97 Portland 40 7 16.3 .517 .000 .732 2.2 1.0 .8 .2 4.7
1997–98 Portland 71 23 20.4 .414 .143 .603 3.3 1.2 .8 .4 5.7
1998–99 Portland 48 21 18.2 .448 .000 .684 2.6 1.2 1.2 .4 4.3
1999–00 Portland 59 0 11.7 .474 .000 .673 2.0 .9 .5 .2 3.4
2000–01 Portland 66 23 17.9 .477 .000 .655 2.4 1.5 .7 .3 4.7
2001–02 Charlotte 77 3 17.1 .427 .000 .762 2.9 1.3 .7 .2 4.6
2002–03 New Orleans 70 3 12.3 .411 .000 .750 1.7 1.0 .4 .1 3.0
2003–04 New Orleans 69 24 20.5 .412 .143 .791 2.5 1.2 .8 .2 5.8
2004–05 Orlando 55 7 12.1 .407 .000 .740 1.8 .7 .4 .2 3.5
2005–06 Orlando 36 3 10.7 .342 .000 .700 1.5 .6 .3 .2 2.0
Career 1001 472 21.6 .469 .152 .728 3.2 1.6 1.0 .3 8.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1992–93 Atlanta 3 3 31.0 .452 .000 .667 2.7 1.7 1.3 .0 12.0
1993–94 Atlanta 11 11 29.5 .517 .000 .711 2.6 2.5 .6 .2 10.8
1994–95 Atlanta 3 1 17.3 .429 .000 .750 2.3 1.7 1.0 .0 7.0
1995–96 Atlanta 10 10 31.4 .486 .000 .825 3.6 2.7 1.1 .6 10.3
1997–98 Portland 4 0 7.0 .500 .000 .500 .8 .3 .5 .2 1.3
1998–99 Portland 13 0 13.5 .357 .000 .833 2.5 .4 .6 .2 2.7
1999–00 Portland 7 0 4.9 .333 .000 .500 .3 .0 .0 .0 1.3
2000–01 Portland 2 0 14.0 .400 .000 1.000 2.0 2.0 .5 .0 5.0
2001–02 Charlotte 9 0 16.9 .390 .000 .762 3.0 1.4 1.1 .1 5.3
2002–03 New Orleans 4 0 17.3 .333 .000 .875 2.5 .8 .8 .0 4.3
2003–04 New Orleans 7 0 24.0 .375 .000 .889 2.7 1.0 .9 .1 7.4
Career 77 25 19.1 .438 .000 .780 2.3 1.3 .7 .2 6.0

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