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Encyclopedia > Clyde Drexler
Clyde Drexler
Clyde Drexler in 2005
Position Shooting guard/Small forward
Nickname "Clyde the Glide"
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 222 lb (101 kg)
Nationality USA
Born June 22, 1962 (1962-06-22) (age 45)
New Orleans, Louisiana
College University of Houston
Draft 14th overall, 1983
Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career 1983–1998
Former teams Portland Trail Blazers 1983–95
Houston Rockets 1995–98
Awards NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996)
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame player inductee (2004)
Olympic medal record
Men's Basketball
Gold 1992 Barcelona United States

Clyde Austin Drexler (born June 22, 1962 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former National Basketball Association shooting guard. A ten-time All-Star and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, the NBA named him one of basketball's fifty greatest players. Drexler won an Olympic gold medal in 1992 and an NBA championship in 1995 with the Houston Rockets. He is currently the color commentator for Rockets home games. Clyde Drexler File links The following pages link to this file: Clyde Drexler Categories: GFDL images ... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... NOLA redirects here. ... For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ... The 1983 NBA Draft took place on June 28, 1983 in New York City. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association History (commonly referred to as the NBAs 50th Anniversary All-Time Team) were chosen in 1996 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association (NBA) to comprise the fifty best and most influential players... 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. ... Basketball has been played consistently at the Summer Olympic Games since 1936, with a demonstration event in 1904. ... The 92 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... NOLA redirects here. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... Basketball Hall of Fame Logo 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. ... The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association History (also referred to as the NBAs 50th Anniversary All-Time Team) were chosen in 1996 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 92 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Championship is a term used to refer to various forms of sports competitions in which the aim is to decide which individual or team is the champion; that is, the best competitor. ... The 1994-95 NBA season was the 49th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ...

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Career

Drexler graduated from Houston's Ross Sterling High School in 1980.[1][2] He then attended the University of Houston where, alongside Hakeem Olajuwon and Larry Micheaux, they constituted the "Phi Slama Jama" basketball fraternity renowned for its acrobatic, "above the rim" style of play. Drexler helped lead the Cougars to consecutive Final Four appearances in 1982 and 1983, losing the 1983 NCAA Final to underdog North Carolina State. “Houston” redirects here. ... Ross Shaw Sterling High School is a secondary school located in Houston, Texas. ... For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ... Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born Akeem Abdul Olajuwon on January 21, 1963) is a retired Nigerian-American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Larry Wayne Micheaux (March 24, 1960 – ) is a former pro basketball player. ... Phi Slama Jama was the nickname of the University of Houston Cougars mens basketball teams from 1982 to 1984. ... This article applies only to University of Houston mens basketball The Houston Cougars Basketball team is the basketball team that represent the University of Houston in Houston, Texas, USA. The schools team currently competes in Conference USA. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Mens... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ...


Drexler was selected 14th overall in the 1983 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. Along with teammates Terry Porter, Jerome Kersey, Buck Williams, Kevin Duckworth, and Clifford Robinson, Drexler helped lead the team to the NBA Finals in 1990 (against the Detroit Pistons) and 1992 (versus the Chicago Bulls). The 1983 NBA Draft took place on June 28, 1983 in New York City. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... Terry Porter (born April 8, 1963 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a former NBA player and former head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. ... Jerome Kersey (born June 26, 1962 in Clarksville, Virginia) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA for a number of teams, but most notably for the Portland Trail Blazers. ... Charles Linwood Williams (born March 8, 1960 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina), better known as Buck, is a former American professional basketball player. ... Kevin Jerome Duckworth, aka The Duck (born April 1, 1964 in Harvey, Illinois) is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association, most notably a member of the Portland Trail Blazers. ... For the 1980s basketball player, see Clifford T. Robinson. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... The 1990 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1989-1990 NBA season. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The 1992 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1991-92 NBA season. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

One of only four numbers retired by the University of Houston men's basketball team, Drexler's #22 hangs in Hofheinz Pavilion.

In 1992 he was selected to the U.S. Olympics basketball team, nicknamed "The Dream Team", which won the gold medal in Barcelona. He finished second to Michael Jordan in Most Valuable Player voting in 1991-92. He would meet Jordan's Chicago Bulls in the NBA Finals that same season only to fall short, as Jordan and the Bulls went on to win their second consecutive championship. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (480 × 640 pixel, file size: 115 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo by Nick Juhasz. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (480 × 640 pixel, file size: 115 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo by Nick Juhasz. ... For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ... Hofheinz Pavilion is a 8,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Houston, Texas. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... The Dream Team was the unofficial nickname of the United States mens basketball team that won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. ... The 92 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... The 1991-92 NBA Season was the 46th season of the National Basketball Association. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


On February 14, 1995, with the Blazers out of serious contention for a championship, Portland honored Drexler's request to be traded to a contender and sent the Blazer great to the Houston Rockets. The fortunes of the Rockets, who were struggling to regain the championship form they had a year earlier, quickly improved after the acquisition of Drexler. Delighted at being reunited with long-time friend Hakeem Olajuwon and playing in his hometown, Drexler helped the Rockets win the NBA title in 1995. During the 1995 NBA Playoffs, Drexler was the subject of a controversial ejection during a game between the Rockets and Phoenix Suns by referee Jake O'Donnell. The NBA referee of 28 seasons later admitted to having a personal vendetta against Drexler and never officiated another game. Drexler stayed with the Rockets for three more seasons before retiring from the NBA after the 1997-98 season in order to become head men's basketball coach at his alma mater, the University of Houston. Drexler's #22 jersey has been retired by the Cougars (pictured), Rockets, and Trail Blazers. He was inducted as a player into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on September 10, 2004, in his first year of eligibility. is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born Akeem Abdul Olajuwon on January 21, 1963) is a retired Nigerian-American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 1995 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1994-95 NBA season. ... The 1995 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1994-1995 season. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Jake ODonnell, NBA referee James Michael Jake ODonnell (born January 25, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former sports official who worked as a National Basketball Association (NBA) referee for 28 seasons from 1967 to 1995, and also as an umpire in Major League Baseball for four seasons... The 1997-98 NBA season was the 52nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ... 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. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2004 Drexler co-authored his biography, Clyde the Glide, with Portland Tribune sports writer Kerry Eggers, and University of Houston classmate and CBS Sports broadcaster Jim Nantz providing the "foreword".[3] A Portland Tribune news stand The Portland Tribune is a free newspaper published twice weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays) in Portland, Oregon. ... CBS Sports is a division of CBS which airs many of the sports telecasts in the United States. ... For the ex-NFL fullback, see Jim Nance. ...


Playing style

Drexler was famed for his speed and finesse on the court, and his easy-going and quiet demeanor off the court. At University of Houston, Drexler became well-known for his exceptional abilities as a finisher, but generally was not considered a great shooter. During his pro career Drexler developed a much more well-rounded game, even becoming an effective post player. His extraordinary leaping abilities allowed him to be an acrobatic dunker. This earned Drexler the nickname "Clyde the Glide." A slam dunk in a college basketball game between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Centenary Gentlemen. ...


Drexler was regarded as a versatile player, and he was consistently among the leaders at his position in points, rebounds, assists, and steals. He also posted a considerable number of blocked shots for a player his size, ranking third for his career totals among guards. A rebound in basketball is the act of successfully gaining possession of the basketball after a missed field goal or free throw. ... In basketball, an assist is attributed to a player who passes the ball to a teammate in a way that leads to a score by field goal, meaning that he or she was assisting in the basket. ... In basketball, a steal occurs when a defensive player legally deflects and controls, catches, or bats to a teammate a pass or dribble of an offensive player. ... Oscar Torres (13) is in position to block this shot. ...


He is one of only three players in NBA history to have posted career totals of at least 20,000 points, 6,000 rebounds and 6,000 assists (the two others being Oscar Robertson and John Havlicek). As of 2005, Drexler leads all guards with his career average of offensive rebounds with 2.4 per game. NBA redirects here. ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee), nicknamed The Big O, is a former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks. ... John J. Havlicek (born April 8, 1940 in Martins Ferry, Ohio) is a retired American professional basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA titles, half of them coming in his first four seasons. ...


Family

Drexler married his wife, Gaynell, on December 30, 1988. He has four children, Erica, Austin, Elise, and Adam, the last three with Gaynell. The Drexler's have a home in the River Oaks-Memorial neighborhood of Houston and another one in the Dunthorpe neighborhood of Portland.[4]


His brother James and his two sisters, Denise and Virginia, run the family barbecue restaurants in Houston called Drexler's World Famous BBQ & Grill, which includes the "22 Bar". His mother, Eunice Scott, also works at the downtown restaurant that was started by his uncle in 1967. There are two locations, downtown Houston and Bush Intercontinental Airport.[4][5] Drexler also started investing in real estate in his rookie NBA season, and although he is now mostly retired, he does do some managing of his Drexler Holdings LLC, based in downtown Houston.[4][6] A barbecue in a public park in Australia A barbecue on a trailer at a block party in Kansas City Pans on the top shelf hold hamburgers and hot dogs that were grilled earlier when the coals were hot. ...


Honors

The Southwest Conference (SWC) was a college athletic conference in the United States, now defunct. ... The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association History (commonly referred to as the NBAs 50th Anniversary All-Time Team) were chosen in 1996 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association (NBA) to comprise the fifty best and most influential players... 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. ... The Oregon Sports Hall of Fame honors Oregon athletes, teams, coaches, and others who have made a a significant contribution to sports in Oregon. ...

TV appearances

In 2006, Drexler participated in the first season of the Spike TV show Pros vs. Joes, which features three amateur contestants matching themselves against five professional athletes. Drexler was a member of the regular season Green Team and the season finale Orange Team. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...


On February 21, 2007, it was announced that Drexler would participate in the fourth season of the American version of Dancing with The Stars with partner Elena Grinenko.[7] Drexler was the fourth celebrity to be voted off in round five on April 17, 2007. is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For the current season, see Dancing with the Stars (US season 5). ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Trivia

For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ... Michael Wayne Young (born January 2, 1961 in Houston, Texas) is a retired American basketball player, formerly in the NBA. Young, a native Houstonian, played basketball at Yates High School and the University of Houston before being selected by the Boston Celtics with the 24th overall pick (1st round) of... Guy V. Lewis (born in Arp, Texas, March 19, 1922) was a highly succesful NCAA basketball coach for 30 years at the University of Houston. ... The 1983 NBA Draft took place on June 28, 1983 in New York City. ... Image:Ralph Sampson. ... Rodney Earl McCray (born August 29, 1961 in Mount Vernon, New York) is a retired American basketball player. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The 50 Greatest Players in National Basketball Association History (commonly referred to as the NBAs 50th Anniversary All-Time Team) were chosen in 1996 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the National Basketball Association (NBA) to comprise the fifty best and most influential players... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Solomon, Jerome. "Clyde's glide carries him to Hall of Fame Election fulfills Drexler's hoop dreams" - Houston Chronicle - (c/o University of Houston) - April 6, 2004
  2. ^ "NBA Legends Unveil Tundra Turnaround Court at Delmar Complex" - Houston Independent School District - May 7, 2007
  3. ^ Drexler, Clyde, Kerry Eggers, and foreword by Jim Nantz. Clyde the Glide. Champaign, Illinois: Sports Publishing. 2004. ISBN 1582617422
  4. ^ a b c Vondersmith, Jason. "Life’s a glide" - Portland Tribune - December 12, 2003
  5. ^ "Bush Intercontinental Airport" - USA Today: Travel - February 27, 2007
  6. ^ Drexler Holdings LLC at Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - State of Texas-Secretary of State
  7. ^ "Meet the New Cast of 'Dancing With the Stars'" - ABC News - February 21, 2007

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External links

1992 Olympic Champions Men's Basketball – "Dream Team"
Charles Barkley | Larry Bird | Clyde Drexler | Patrick Ewing | Magic Johnson | Michael Jordan
Christian Laettner | Karl Malone | Chris Mullin | Scottie Pippen | David Robinson | John Stockton
Coach: Chuck Daly

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