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Maurice Lucas (born 18 February 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American basketball player, and current assistant coach with the National Basketball Association's Portland Trail Blazers. February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search (This article is about the city. ... Jump to: navigation, search Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... A player of a game is a participant therein. ... NBA logo, depicting former star Jerry West The National Basketball Association, more popularly known as the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... The Portland Trail Blazers is a National Basketball Association team based in Portland, Oregon. ...


Lucas played college basketball at Marquette University for two years, leading them to the NCAA championship game in 1974. Although Marquette did not win the title, Lucas played the full 40 minutes of the game, leading his team with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 of the top college basketball teams in the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ...


In 1974 he was drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the 14th pick of the 1974 NBA Draft. Despite this, he instead joined the American Basketball Association's Spirits of St. Louis where he was named to the 1974-75 ABA All-Rookie 2nd team. Part way through his second season with the Spirits, Lucas was traded to the Kentucky Colonels and remained with them until the league folded and merged with the NBA in 1976. Lucas was an ABA All-Star for the 1975-76 season. The Chicago Bulls are a National Basketball Association team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The National Basketball Association Draft is an annual event in which the Associations thirty teams can select young players who wish to join the league. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) refers to two distinct professional basketball leagues. ... The Spirits of St. ... The Kentucky Colonels were a member of the American Basketball Association for all of the leagues 9 years. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In the 1976 ABA Dispersal Draft, the Portland Trail Blazers traded Geoff Petrie and Steve Hawes to Atlanta for the 2nd overall pick, which they used to select Lucas. In the 1976-77 NBA season, Lucas led the Trail Blazers in scoring, minutes played, field goals, free throws, and offensive rebounds. Not only did the team qualify for their first trip to the playoffs that season, but Lucas and teammate Bill Walton led the Trail Blazers past the favored Los Angeles Lakers, sweeping them 4-0 in the Western Conference Finals, and stunning the league in a come-from-behind 4-2 upset victory over the Philadelphia 76ers for the championship. Lucas remained with Portland until 1980 when he was traded to the New Jersey Nets. Geoff Petrie (born April 17, 1948 in Darby, Pennsylvania) is the Sacramento Kings President of Basketball Operations (as of 2005) and a former NBA basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers. ... The Atlanta Hawks are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... A field goal (formerly goal from the field) is a general term used in some sports wherein a goal may be scored either during general play (from the field) or via some sort of free shot. ... Free throws or foul shots, in basketball, are attempts to score points unopposed from the free throw line (informally known as the charity stripe), and are generally awarded after a foul by the opposing team. ... Rebound can refer to any of the following: - In a game of basketball or netball, the action of recovering possession of a ball due to a missed shot attempt is called a rebound; see Rebound (sports term) Rebound is also a term for a new boyfriend or girlfriend as a... The NBA Playoffs are four rounds of competition between sixteen teams in the Eastern Conference and Western Conferences (called Divisions, pre-1970) of the National Basketball Association. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952 in San Diego, California), is a former American basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Philadelphia 76ers are a National Basketball Association team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, also known as the Sixers for short. ... The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The New Jersey Nets are a National Basketball Association team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ...


Lucas moved around the league, playing for the New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, and Seattle SuperSonics before returning to Portland for his final professional season in 1987-88. In his 14 year career (2 in the ABA, 12 in the NBA), Lucas scored 14,857 points, 9,306 rebounds (59th NBA career leader overall), and was a 5 time All-Star (1 ABA, 4 NBA). He was named to the 1978 All-NBA-Defense First team, the 1978 All-NBA Second team, and the 1979 All-NBA-Defense Second team. The Trail Blazers retired his jersey number, 20, in a ceremony on 4 November 1988. Lucas also served the team as an assistant coach under Mike Schuler and Rick Adelman during the 1988-89 season. Jump to: navigation, search This article is about a professional basketball team. ... The Phoenix Suns are a National Basketball Association team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Seattle SuperSonics (or simply Sonics to their fans) are a National Basketball Association team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search This page refers to the year 1979. ... Jump to: navigation, search November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rick Adelman (born June 16, 1946 in Lynwood, California) is a head basketball coach and former player in the National Basketball Association. ...


In 2005, Lucas rejoined the Trail Blazers as an assistant coach under Nate McMillan. Jump to: navigation, search 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nathaniel Nate McMillan (born August 3, 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is a former pro basketball player and current head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers. ...


Honors

  • ABA All-Star (1976)
  • 4-time NBA All-Star (1977, '78, '79, '83)
  • 1 NBA Championship (1977)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1978)
  • All-NBA-Defense First Team (1978)
  • All-NBA-Defense Second Team (1979)
  • Named one of the 30 Greatest Players in ABA History (1997)

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External Links

  • Maurice Lucas Statistics - Basketball-Reference.com
  • BLAZERS: Learn More About Maurice Lucas
  • Remember the ABA: Maurice Lucas
  • Basketball Digest: Maurice Lucas: a storm started by Chocolate Thunder woke up the sleeping Portland Trail Blazers and set them on course for their first and only NBA title - The Game I'll Never Forget

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BLAZERS: Learn More About Maurice Lucas (399 words)
Named to the All-NBA second team in 1977-78, he was twice selected to the NBA All-Defensive team (1st team in 1977-78 and 2nd in 1978-79).
Lucas represented the Blazers in the All-Star games three times from 1977 to 1979.
To gain the rights to Maurice in the ABA dispersal draft, the Blazers traded Geoff Petrie, the team’s most popular player for the club’s first six seasons, and steady center Tom Owens to Atlanta.
Maurice Lucas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (467 words)
Maurice "the Enforcer" Lucas (born February 18, 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American former professional basketball player, and current assistant coach with the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Portland Trail Blazers.
Part way through his second season with the Spirits, Lucas was traded to the Kentucky Colonels and remained with them until the league folded and merged with the NBA in 1976.
Lucas would be selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the subsequent dispersal draft.
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