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Alex English (born January 5, 1954 in Columbia, South Carolina), is a former University of South Carolina and Denver Nuggets basketball forward. He averaged 21.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in his career. He was named to seven NBA All-Star teams, his #2 jersey was retired by the Nuggets, and he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame. January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: The Capital of Southern Hospitality, The Metro Location in Richland County, South Carolina Country United States State South Carolina Counties Richland and Lexington Mayor Bob Coble (D) Area    - City 346. ... An 1872 illustration of the Horseshoe, USCs original campus. ... The Denver Nuggets are a professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... In the context of basketball, forward usually refers to one of two positions: Power forward Small forward In addition, some basketball players share the attributes of a small forward and a point guard, and are accordingly called point forwards. ... The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ...


English spent the majority of his career with the Nuggets, but also played briefly with the Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers and Dallas Mavericks. He was drafted in 1976 by the Bucks, and was part of a rookie class that includes fellow Hall of Famer Robert Parish. The Milwaukee Bucks are a professional basketball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Dallas Mavericks are a professional basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... Robert Lee Parish (born on August 30, 1953 in Shreveport, Louisiana), is a former American basketball center. ...


English's style has been described as smooth and elegant. Not possessing the physical strength of contemporaries such as Dominique Wilkins and James Worthy, English instead relied on technique and finesse. These skills allowed him to place 11th on the NBA all-time scoring list as of July 2005 with 25,613 points. He was the first player ever to string together eight straight 2,000-point seasons. He has the distinction of being the top scorer in the 1980's. Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960 in Paris, France) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA and Basketball Hall of Famer. ... James Ager Worthy (b. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In June 2004, English was hired to become the director of player development and an assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors. In sports, a coach is an individual involved in the direction and instruction of the on-field operations of an athletic team or of individual athletes. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


Alex English has dabbled in acting. His debut came in the 1987 motion picture Amazing Grace and Chuck, playing a fictitious Boston Celtics star. He has also had roles in the television series Midnight Caller 1989 and played the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Eddie (1996). To date, his last role was as "The Premiere" 1997's The Definite Maybe. // Events May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... Amazing Grace and Chuck is a film in which a young 12-year-old boy protests the existence of nuclear weapons by refusing to play baseball, which results in the forfeit of a Little League Baseball game by his team. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Midnight Caller was a dramatic NBC television series which ran from 1988 until 1991. ... See also: 1988 in television, other events of 1989, 1990 in television and the list of years in television. For the United States network television schedule, please see 1989-90 United States network television schedule. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) is a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Eddie may refer to: People Eddie Husney, greatest basketball player ever under the age of 30. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1996. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1997. ...


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  • Basketball Hall of Fame profile
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Alex English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (289 words)
Alex English (born January 5, 1954 in Columbia, South Carolina), is a former University of South Carolina and Denver Nuggets basketball forward.
English spent the majority of his career with the Nuggets, but also played briefly with the Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers and Dallas Mavericks.
In June 2004, English was hired to become the director of player development and an assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors.
NBA.com Alex English (583 words)
English was dealt by Indiana to the Nuggets on February 1, 1980, along with a first-round draft pick for George McGinnis.
As a collegiate standout, English averaged 17.8 points and 9.6 rebounds as a four-year starter at the University of South Carolina.
During the 2003 off-season, English returned to Africa with a contingent of NBA players as a camp director for the Africa 100 Camp.
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