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Encyclopedia > John Lucas II

John Lucas (born John Harding Lucas II on October 31, 1953 in Durham, North Carolina) is an American former professional basketball player and coach. is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina County Durham County Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ...


Lucas attended the University of Maryland where he was an all-American in basketball as well as tennis. He played in the NBA for fourteen years and was a member of the 1986 Houston Rockets team that made the NBA Finals, where they lost to the Boston Celtics. However, that off-season his career took a turn for the worse when longstanding drug problems became known. Several Rockets teammates, Mitchell Wiggins and Lewis Lloyd were banished from the NBA due to positive cocaine tests. Lucas, also a cocaine user and alcoholic, submitted voluntarily to treatment and thus was not banished; however the addiction effectively ended his playing career. The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... The 1985-86 NBA Season was the 40th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Mitchell Wiggins (born September 28, 1959, in Lenoir, North Carolina) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Indiana Pacers as the 23rd overall pick of the 1983 NBA Draft. ... Lewis Kevin Lloyd (born February 22, 1959 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a retired American basketball player. ... Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ... Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ...


After successfully undergoing drug rehabilitation, and starting programs of his own to help other athletes rehabilitate, Lucas returned to the NBA as a coach. He has coached the San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers, each for less than two seasons, compiling a 174 - 258 overall coaching record. Prior to accepting the head coaching position for the Cavs, he was assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets for three seasons. The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ...


His eldest son John, after finishing his college basketball career at Oklahoma State, has signed with the Rockets, while his other son, Jai, attended Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas and will play college basketball at the University of Florida. John Lucas III defended by Yuta Tabuse John Harding Lucas III (born November 21, 1982 in Washington, D.C.) is a professional basketball player and former college basketball player at Oklahoma State University. ... Oklahoma State University, located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is an institution of higher learning founded in 1890 as a land-grant university, known as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (Oklahoma A&M). ... Bellaire High School is a magnet/IB school located at 5100 Maple Street in Bellaire, Texas, United States, with a zip code of 77401. ... One of Bellaires two water towers, commemorating the citys little league team Bellaire is a city located in Harris County, Texas within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. ... College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida or UF) is a public land-grant, space-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ...


Lucas was not only a standout basketball player, but also a standout tennis player. Lucas played World Team Tennis and returned to it in 2005 as the head coach of the Houston Wranglers who featured Steffi Graf and Mardy Fish. For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... World Team Tennis is a league of team tennis in the United States. ... 2007 marks the third season for the Houston Wrangler team in the World TeamTennis League. ... For the Austrian middle distance runner Steffi Graf, see Stephanie Graf. ... Mardy Fish (born December 9, 1981 in Edina, Minnesota), is an American professional tennis player. ...


Lucas is currently working with inactive NBA player Anfernee Hardaway in Houston. Anfernee Deon Hardaway (born July 18, 1971, in Memphis, Tennessee), better known as Penny Hardaway, is a American NBA basketball player specializing as a point guard and shooting guard. ...


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Preceded by
David Thompson
ACC Athlete of the Year
1976
Succeeded by
Phil Ford
Preceded by
David Thompson
NBA first overall draft pick
1976 NBA Draft
Succeeded by
Kent Benson
Preceded by
Rex Hughes (interim)
San Antonio Spurs Head Coach
1992–1994
Succeeded by
Bob Hill
Preceded by
Fred Carter
Philadelphia 76ers Head Coach
1994–1996
Succeeded by
Johnny Davis
Preceded by
Randy Wittman
Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach
2002–2004
Succeeded by
Keith Smart

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