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Encyclopedia > Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson
Position Point Guard
Nickname K.J.
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Born March 4, 1966 (1966-03-04) (age 41)
Sacramento, California
College California
Draft 7th overall, 1987
Cleveland Cavaliers
Pro career 1987–2000
Former teams Cleveland Cavaliers (1987–1988)
Phoenix Suns (1988–1998, 2000)

Kevin Maurice Johnson (born March 4, 1966 in Sacramento, California) is a retired American basketball point guard who played for the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers and the Phoenix Suns. Kevin Johnson is a former NBA basketball player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sacramento_CA.svg‎ BASED OFF of Image:SacramentoCA.jpg please fix this as it is not good. ... Sacramento redirects here. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... The 1987 NBA Draft took place on 22 June 1987 in New York City, New York. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Sacramento redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ...

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Basketball career

Johnson attended Sacramento High School where he starred in both basketball and baseball all four years. Originally drafted in 1986 to play professional baseball with the Oakland Athletics as a shortstop, Johnson chose to play basketball instead, attending the University of California, Berkeley, where he starred for four seasons. His number 11 is retired. Johnson was the seventh selection overall by the Cavaliers for the 1987-88 season in the 1987 NBA Draft. Sacramento High School is a high school located in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Willie McCovey is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and becomes the 16th player elected in his first year of eligibility. ... This article is about the sport. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the sport. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... The 1987-88 NBA season was the 42nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1987 NBA Draft took place on 22 June 1987 in New York City, New York. ...


About halfway through the 1987-88 NBA season, on February 28, 1988, Johnson (along with teammates Mark West and Tyrone Corbin) was traded to the Suns in exchange for Larry Nance. Once in Phoenix, Johnson averaged 18.8 points and 9.6 assists per game for the next 10 years. He was selected an NBA All-Star three times and made the playoffs every year of his career after his rookie seson. The 1987-88 NBA season was the 42nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Mark Andre West (born November 5, 1960 in Petersburg, Virginia) is a former professional basketball player. ... Tyrone Kennedy Corbin (born December 31, 1962 in Columbia, South Carolina) is a former NBA forward who played from 1985 to 2000 for the San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings, and Toronto Raptors. ... Larry Donnell Nance (b. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) holds an All-Star Weekend every February, with a variety of basketball-related events, exhibitions, and performances culminating in the NBA All-Star Game held on Sunday night. ...


The 1992-93 Suns, led by Johnson (despite missing 31 regular season games due to injury and 2 after being suspended because of a brawl with the New York Knicks) and power forward Charles Barkley, posted an NBA-best 62-20 record. Narrowly escaping first round elimination versus the Los Angeles Lakers, the Suns made it to the NBA Finals, but eventually succumbed to the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls in six games en route to the Bulls' third consecutive title. The 1992-93 NBA season was the 47th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The 1993 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1992-1993 NBA season. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


He played for the US national team in the 1994 FIBA World Championship, winning the gold medal.[1] The United States mens national basketball team is the representative for the United States of America in international mens basketball. ... Official logo The 1994 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Canada from August 4 to August 14, 1994. ...


Johnson retired after the 1997-98 season, but returned briefly during the 1999-2000 campaign to spell the injured Jason Kidd during the playoff run. Johnson helped the Suns win their first playoff series in five years (and their only series victory between 1995 and 2005). But after Phoenix fell in the second round to Los Angeles, he retired for the second and final time. After his second retirement, Johnson spent one season (2000-01) as a studio commentator for The NBA on NBC. The 1997-98 NBA season was the 52nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1999-2000 NBA season was the 54th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Jason Deacon Kidd (born March 23, 1973) is an American All-Star professional basketball player in the NBA. After earlier stints with the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns, he is currently the New Jersey Nets starting point guard and captain. ... The 2000 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1999-2000 season. ... The 2000-01 NBA season was the 55th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The NBA on NBC was a weekly presentation of National Basketball Association games on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) from 1990 to 2002. ...


Philantrophy

Kevin Johnson currently concentrates on business opportunities and community involvement both in Sacramento, California and Phoenix, Arizona. In Sacramento, Johnson manages St. HOPE Corporation (SHC), a non-profit community development corporation designed to expand economic, educational, and social opportunities that lead to the revitalization of inner-city communities. Sacramento redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ...


Affiliated with SHC are six other separately incorporated non-profit entities, all founded by Johnson and all working in concert to achieve his inner-city objectives. In Phoenix, as president and CEO of The Kevin Johnson Corporation, Johnson oversees the operations of several subsidiary organizations specializing in real estate development and management, sports management, and business acquisition. A key component of The Kevin Johnson Corporation includes appearances and public speaking engagements for corporations, academic institutions, and community organizations. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ...


Johnson during the 06-07 school year worked as a teacher, teaching leadership and was the Principal for the School of Law & Public Service at Sacramento High School.


Accomplishments

  • Johnson is one of only four players in NBA history to have averaged at least 20.0 points and 10.0 assists per game in three different seasons.
  • Johnson is one of four players to have averaged at least 15.0 points and 10.0 assists per game over the course of a season while shooting at least .500 from the field.
  • Johnson is one of only two players (the other is Magic Johnson) to have averaged at least 20.0 points and 10.0 assists per game over the course of a season while shooting at least .500 from the field. Both Kevin Johnson and Magic Johnson accomplished the feat twice, the former in 1988-89 and 1990-91 and the latter in 1986-87 and 1988-89.
  • On March 7, 2001, the Suns inducted Johnson into their Ring of Honor and retired his uniform number seven during halftime of a game Phoenix played against the Sacramento Kings, Johnson's hometown team.
  • NBA record holder for minutes in a finals game, playing 62 minutes in 1993 vs. the Chicago Bulls.
  • Three time NBA All-Star.
  • Phoenix Suns all time leader in free throws made, free throws attempted, and in assists.

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Education

  • High school diploma, Sacramento High School, Sacramento, California, 1984
  • BA Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1987 (received diploma 1998)
  • Johnson is a 2000 graduate of the Harvard Divinity School Summer Leadership Institute, a program that prepares students for work in faith-based urban economic revitalization.

Harvard Divinity School is one of the constituent schools of Harvard University, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States. ...

Trivia

  • Nickname is "KJ"
  • Though he only stands 6'1", KJ often would dunk the ball, including dunks on Hakeem Olajuwon, Mark Eaton, and John "Hot Rod" Williams.
  • Johnson has appeared in the video games NBA Jam, NBA Jam Tournament Edition, NBA Hangtime, NBA Jam Extreme, NBA Live (multiple years) and in NBA Jam (2003) as a 1990s All-Star.
  • In 1989, Johnson founded St. HOPE Academy, an after-school program for inner-city children in Sacramento. Established in the Oak Park neighborhood where Johnson grew up. St. HOPE has expanded since its inception and is the driving force behind the creation of a $1 million after-school facility; the 40 Acres Art Gallery and Cultural Center (a mixed-use community complex); and, since 2003, St. HOPE Public Schools, which provides high quality education to nearly 2,000 students through an elementary charter school and four autonomous small schools on the campus of Sacramento High School (Johnson’s alma mater).

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Dunk can mean many things: slam dunk, a term in basketball Slam Dunk (manga), a manga about basketball slam dunk (yachting), a term coined by Dennis Connor, a maneuver in tacking duels during match races dunk (biscuit), dipping of food into a beverage dunking, a form of water torture This... 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). ... Mark E. Eaton (born January 24, 1957, in Westminster, California) is a retired American professional basketball player who was a member of the NBAs Utah Jazz from 1982 to 1993. ... John Hot Rod Williams (born August 9, 1962 in Sorrento, Louisiana) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA who had a 13-year career from 1986 to 1999. ... NBA Jam is a basketball arcade game created by Midway in 1993. ... NBA Jam Tournament Edition (commonly referred to as NBA Jam T.E.) is a basketball arcade game created by Midway in 1994 as a sequel to the hit game NBA Jam. ... NBA Hangtime is a basketball game for the Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Sega Genesis, Super NES, arcade and Windows. ... NBA Jam Extreme is a a basketball arcade game by Acclaim Entertainment that follows the 1996-97 NBA season. ... NBA Live 2000 is regarded as one of the best in the series The NBA Live series of basketball games, published by EA Sports, is one of the leading National Basketball Association simulations on the market currently. ... NBA Jam is a arcade style video game engineered from the ground up for PlayStation 2 & Xbox. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...

References

  1. ^ 1994 USA Basketball

External links

  • NBA.com Historical Player Info
  • NBA.com Bio
  • Phoenix Suns Legends
  • Kevin Johnson Statistics at Basketball-Reference.com

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