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Encyclopedia > Mario Elie
Mario Elie
Position: guard/forward
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 210 lb
Team: Philadelphia 76ers ('91)
Golden State Warriors ('91-'92)
Portland Trail Blazers ('93)
Houston Rockets ('94-'98)
San Antonio Spurs ('99-'00)
Phoenix Suns ('01)
Nationality: American
Born: November 26, 1963
New York City, United States
College: American International College
Drafted: Round 7, pick 21 (Milwaukee Bucks) 1985 NBA Draft
Pro career: 1990 – 2001

Mario Antoine Elie (born November 26, 1963 in New York City, United States) is a former professional basketball player. Currently, he works for the Houston Rockets as a post-game analyst. Shooting guard (SG), also known as “two guard” or “off guard”,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... LeBron James is one of the premier players listed at small forward. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California, United States. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... The Houston Rockets are a professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... It has been suggested that San Antonio Gunslingers (ABA) be merged into this article or section. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... November 26 is the 330th day (331st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area... American International College is a four-year liberal arts college located in the Mason Square neighborhood of Springfield, Massachusetts. ... The Milwaukee Bucks are a professional basketball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... 1985 NBA Draft - 18 June 1985 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft // (*) compensation for draft choices traded away by Ted Stepien This draft marks the first time the NBA Draft Lottery was introduced it was put into place so teams did not have to intentionally lose games to... November 26 is the 330th day (331st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The Houston Rockets are a professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ...


Elie, an American of Haitian heritage, grew up in New York City. He was named "Mario" for opera singer Mario Lanza. His father died after Elie graduated from college. He has a brother named Clark, who is an amateur basketball player, and a sister named Nancy. Elie attended Power Memorial Academy, where he was a teammate of Chris Mullin. Elie played streetball in Central Park and other locations in New York City during the 1980s, trying and failing several times to get into the NBA. His nickname on the New York playgrounds was 'The Jedi'. Eventually he played in Europe, most notably in Portugal, and later for the World Basketball League, and spent two years in the Continental Basketball Association with the Albany Patroons. In 1991, Elie played his first NBA games, first for the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers briefly before being traded to the Houston Rockets in 1993. Mario Lanza (31 January 1921 – 7 October 1959) was an American tenor and Hollywood movie star who enjoyed success in the late 1940s and 1950s. ... Christopher Paul Mullin (born July 30, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is the General Manager of the Golden State Warriors and a former American basketball player. ... A Central Park landscape Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres or 3. ... Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn (right) with his padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi (left) from The Phantom Menace. ... World Basketball League or WBL was a minor professional basketball league in the United States and Canada. ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The Albany Patroons are a basketball team in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA). ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California, United States. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... The Houston Rockets are a professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ...


Elie won NBA championships with the Rockets first in 1993-1994 and again in 1994-1995, making some incredible three-point field goals and getting the nickname Super Mario. Logo of the NBA Finals The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format. ... The 1993-94 NBA season was the 48th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1994-95 NBA season was the 49th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 In basketball, a three-point field goal, three-pointer, three-point shot, or simply three is a field goal made from beyond the three point line, a designated semi-ellipsoid arc radiating from the basket. ...


Elie notoriously hit a three-pointer, called the 'kiss of death' by Rocket fans, against the Phoenix Suns to send Houston to the Western Conference Finals. The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ...


Elie played for the Rockets until 1997-98, when he was signed as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs. He won a third NBA championship when he was part of the Spurs' championship team in 1999. Finally, after playing one season for the Phoenix Suns, he retired. The 1997-98 NBA season was the 52nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... It has been suggested that San Antonio Gunslingers (ABA) be merged into this article or section. ...


Elie married Gina Gaston, a journalist and anchorwoman for Houston's KTRK-TV, while playing for the Suns. He and his wife have triplets; two boys and one girl. KTRK TV is a television station in Houston, Texas, affiliated with the American Broadcasting Company network. ...


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  Results from FactBites:
 
Mario Elie - Hoopedia (374 words)
Mario Antoine Elie (born November 26, 1963 in New York City, United States) is a former professional basketball player and coach.
Elie played for the Rockets until 1997-98, when he was signed as a free agent with the San Antonio Spurs.
On September 28, 2007, Elie was hired by the Dallas Mavericks as an assistant coach.
NBA.com Mario Elie (468 words)
Mario Elie, who played 11 seasons in the NBA – including two with Golden State – became a Warriors assistant coach in 2004-05.
Elie has made the playoffs in all 12 of his seasons as an NBA player and coach.
Mario (pronounced MERRY-oh) and his wife, Gina, are the parents of triplets, Gaston, Glenn and Lauren.
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