Damon Stoudamire

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Basketball player
Damon Stoudamire
Player information
birthday 3rd September 1973 (age 46)
place of birth Portland , Oregon , United States
size 178 cm
Weight 78 kg
position Point guard
college Arizona
NBA draft 1995 , 7th pick, Toronto Raptors
Clubs as active
1995–1998 Toronto Raptors 1998–2005 Portland Trail Blazers 2005–2008 Memphis Grizzlies 2008 San Antonio SpursCanadaCanada
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Clubs as coaches
2010–2011 Memphis Grizzlies (Assistant Trainer) 2011–2013 University of Memphis (Assistant Trainer) 2013–2015 University of Arizona (Assistant Trainer) 2015–2016 University of Memphis (Assistant Trainer) Since 2016 University of the Pacific ( Trainer) United StatesUnited States
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Damon Lamon Stoudamire (born September 3, 1973 in Portland , Oregon ) is a former American basketball player and current coach. From 1995 to 2008 he was active as a player in the NBA .

Stoudamires is the cousin of Salim Stoudamire , who was also a former professional basketball player in the NBA, and Terrence Jones , who last played for TNT KaTropa in the Philippine Basketball Association .

Player career

Toronto Raptors

After Stoudamire had played for the University of Arizona , where he was voted Pac-10 Player of the Year from 1994-1995 , the newly formed Toronto Raptors selected him in seventh place in the 1995 NBA Draft . Averaging 19 points and 9.3 assists in his first NBA season in his first year as a pro , he was named Rookie of the Year (the smallest player in history to achieve this) and the NBA All-Rookie First Team . He also set an NBA record that was valid until then: He hit 133 three-point litters in his rookie season, surpassing Dennis Scott's previous record . The record was later set by Damian Lillard in 2012 and topped by Donovan Mitchell in 2018 . In addition, he was the MVP of the NBA Rookie All-Star Games 1996. The following year Stoudamire played with 20.2 points and 8.8 assists per game again an outstanding season, but it was not enough for the Raptors for the playoff qualification.

Portland Trail Blazers

On February 13, 1998, Stoudamire was sent by the Raptors along with Walt Williams and Carlos Rogers to the Portland Trail Blazers , who in return received Kenny Anderson , Alvin Williams, Gary Trent, three draft picks and money. Stoudamire had his best athletic times in his home town of Portland. As part of the Jail Blazers , he made regular playoffs with players like Rasheed Wallace , Isaiah Rider , Zach Randolph and Bonzi Wells . In 2000 they reached the Western Conference finals. He played his best NBA game on January 14, 2005 against the New Orleans Hornets . He hit eight threes and achieved an overall career and Blazers franchise record of 54 points. The franchise record was broken by Damian Lillard in April 2017 when he scored 59 points. During his time in Portland, Stoudamire scored 12.8 points and 5.7 assists per game. After the 2004/05 season , his contract with the Blazers ran out and he signed as a free agent on August 5, 2005 with the Memphis Grizzlies .

Memphis grizzlies

In the Grizzlies, Stoudamire was supposed to replace Jason Williams . After 27 games he suffered an injury and dropped out the remainder of the 2005-06 season. 2006-07 started Stoudamire in 51 of 62 games, marking 7.5 points and 4.8 assists. The following season, the Grizzlies had Mike Conley, Jr., a young and talented player in their squad who made Stoudamire the role of starting point guard contested. Stoudamire agreed on a buyout with the Grizzlies and left Memphis.

San Antonio Spurs

Stoudamire's last stop was the San Antonio Spurs . In these he came in the remaining 31 games of the 2007-08 season as a replacement for Tony Parker for use. After the season he tried to get a place in the Houston Rockets squad, but was not taken.

Coaching career

During the 2010/2011 season, Stoudamire worked as an assistant coach for his former team, the Memphis Grizzlies .

In 2011 he became an assistant coach of the University of Memphis basketball team . In May 2013 he moved to his former University of Arizona as an assistant coach . In 2016 he got his first head coaching position as a trainer at the University of the Pacific .


  1. ^ NBA.com/history : Postseason Awards - 1995–96
  2. basketballreference.com ( Memento of the original from January 2, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. : Box Score: Portland (106) at New Orleans (112)  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.basketballreference.com
  3. NBA.com/Grizzlies : Grizzlies waive guard Damon Stoudamire , Jan. 28, 2008
  4. Spurs Sign Damon Stoudamire
  5. University of Arizona Coaching Staff, Damon Stoudamire ( Memento of the original from September 8, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.arizonawildcats.com

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