Nate Thurmond

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Nate Thurmond
Thurmond with the Warriors in 1969
Personal information
Born(1941-07-25)July 25, 1941
Akron, Ohio
DiedJuly 16, 2016(2016-07-16) (aged 74)
San Francisco, California
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolCentral (Akron, Ohio)
CollegeBowling Green (1960–1963)
NBA draft1963 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the San Francisco Warriors
Playing career1963–1977
PositionPower forward / Center
Career history
19631974San Francisco / Golden State Warriors
19741976Chicago Bulls
19761977Cleveland Cavaliers
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points14,437 (15.0 ppg)
Rebounds14,464 (15.0 rpg)
Assists2,575 (2.7 apg)
Stats at
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Nathaniel "Nate" Thurmond (July 25, 1941 – July 16, 2016) was an American basketball player. He spent the majority of his 14-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Golden State Warriors. He played the center and power forward positions.[1]

Thurmond was a seven-time All-Star and the first player in NBA history to record an official quadruple-double. Thurmond was named both a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.[2]

He was known to fans as "Nate the Great",[3] Thurmond has had his No. 42 jersey retired by both the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.[4]

Thurmond died at the age of 74 on July 16, 2016 after a short battle with leukemia in San Francisco.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Brown, Daniel (July 16, 2016). "Nate Thurmond dead at 74; Warriors legend battled leukemia". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  2. "In era of great centers, Nate Thurmond was among the best". ESPN. July 16, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  3. "Nate Thurmond NBA Stats". Archived from the original on July 16, 2010. Retrieved January 5, 2008.
  4. "NBA legend Nate Thurmond dies at 74". July 16, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  5. "Warriors Legend and Hall of Famer Nate Thurmond Passes Away at Age of 74". July 16, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2016.