David Robinson (basketball)


David Robinson (basketball)
David Robinson
No. 50
Center
Personal information
Date of birth August 6, 1965 (1965-08-06) (age 46)
Place of birth Key West, Florida
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
College Navy
NBA Draft 1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Pro career 1989–2003
Career history
19892003 San Antonio Spurs
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 20,790
Rebounds 10,497
Blocks 2,954
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Basketball Hall of Fame as player

David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965(1965-08-06)) is a retired American NBA basketball player, who played center for the San Antonio Spurs for his entire NBA career. Based on his prior service as an officer in the United States Navy, Robinson earned the nickname "The Admiral". He and teammate power forward Tim Duncan were nicknamed "The Twin Towers". Robinson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame along with Michael Jordan, John Stockton, Jerry Sloan, and C. Vivian Stringer[1] on September 11, 2009. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest centers in NBA history.[2]

Contents

Early life

David Robinson was born August 6, 1965, in Key West, Florida; the second child of Ambrose and Freda Robinson. Since Robinson's father was in the Navy, the family moved many times. After his father retired from the Navy, the family settled in Woodbridge, Virginia, where Robinson excelled in school and in most sports except basketball. He was 5 feet, 9 inches tall in junior high school so he tried his hand at basketball, but soon quit. Robinson attended Osbourn Park High School in Manassas, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., where Robinson's father was working as an engineer after retiring from the Navy. By his senior year in high school he was 6 feet, 7 inches tall, but he had not played organized basketball. When the coach added the tall senior to the basketball team, Robinson earned all-area and all-district honors but generated little interest among college basketball coaches. Robinson scored a 1320 on the SAT, and he chose to go to the U.S. Naval Academy, where he majored in mathematics.

College basketball career and military service

Robinson is widely considered to be the best basketball player in U.S. Naval Academy history.[3] He chose the jersey number 50 after his idol Ralph Sampson. By the time he took the court in his first basketball game for the Navy Midshipmen men's basketball team, he had grown to 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m), and over the course of his college basketball career he grew to 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m).[4] In Robinson's final two years, he was a consensus All-America and won college basketball's two most prestigious player awards, the Naismith and Wooden Awards as a Naval Academy first classman (senior). Robinson played his first three years for the Midshipmen under Paul Evans (who left Navy to coach at Pitt) and under former University of Georgia interim Head Coach Pete Herrmann during his senior season. Upon graduation, he became eligible for the 1987 NBA Draft and was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the first overall pick; however, the Spurs had to wait two years before he could join them because he had to fulfill two years of duty with the Navy.

At the Naval Academy, Robinson was an outstanding all-around athlete and chess player; during the physical tests that the Academy gives all incoming plebes he scored higher in gymnastics than anyone in his class. This was even more impressive due to his height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) at the time. To put this in perspective, virtually all male gymnasts are well under 6 ft (1.83 m) tall, and the service academies prohibit enrollment to anyone taller than 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m). However, the academies do not drop students who grow past this height limit after enrolling, which later benefited Robinson. During his college basketball career, several teammates and peers gave him the little-used nickname of "The Howler", due to Robinson's shouting at opposing players during critical shots.[5]

After graduating from the Naval Academy, Robinson became a civil engineering officer at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia. The Navy excused him from three years of the normal five years of his military commitment following graduation from the Naval Academy. Nonetheless, Robinson continued to serve in a reserve role with the Navy and was regularly featured in recruiting materials for the service. Despite the nickname "Admiral", Robinson's actual rank upon fulfilling his service commitment was Lieutenant, Junior Grade.[6]

NBA career

Although there was speculation that Robinson might choose not to sign with the Spurs and to become a free agent once his Navy commitment ended,[7][8] Robinson decided in the end to come to San Antonio. Robinson joined the Spurs for the 1989–90 season, and led the Spurs to the greatest single season turnaround in NBA history at the time[9] (a record the Spurs themselves broke in 1997-98, after drafting Tim Duncan, which was then broken by the Boston Celtics in the 2007–08 NBA season). The Spurs went from 21–61[10] in the 1988–89 season to 56–26 in 1989–90, for a remarkable 35 game improvement. They advanced to the second round of the Western Conference playoffs where they lost in seven games to the eventual conference champion Portland Trail Blazers. Following the 1989–90 season, he was unanimously named the NBA rookie of the year, and subsequently Sega produced a game featuring him entitled David Robinson's Supreme Court.

The Spurs made the playoffs seven more seasons in a row, but never advanced further than the Western Conference finals. Robinson also made the 1992 US Olympic Dream Team that won the gold medal in Barcelona. During the 1993–94 season, he became locked in a duel for the NBA scoring title with Shaquille O'Neal, scoring 71 points (breaking George Gervin's single-game franchise record of 63 on the final day of the 1977-78 NBA season) against the Los Angeles Clippers to win it.[11]

Robinson went on to win the MVP trophy in 1995, and in 1996 he was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.[12] Still, from 1991 to 1996, Robinson was thwarted in his quest to claim the one prize that had eluded him: an NBA title. During that span the Spurs were eliminated from the playoffs by the Warriors, Suns (twice), Jazz (twice), and Rockets. The loss against the Rockets was particularly painful for Robinson because it occurred in the Western Conference Finals with Robinson playing head-to-head against his chief rival, Hakeem Olajuwon. By his own admission, Robinson was outplayed by Olajuwon in the series, their only meetings in post-season play.

Early in the 1997 season, Robinson's dreams of becoming a champion seemed to vanish when he was seriously injured. Robinson hurt his back in the preseason. He did return to play, but six games later, suffered a broken foot in a home game against the Miami Heat, and ended up missing the rest of the regular season. As a result of the injury to Robinson and other key players, the Spurs finished the season with a dismal 20–62 record. However, his injury proved to be a blessing in disguise: due to their dismal record in 1997, the Spurs enjoyed the first pick in the next year's NBA draft, and with it they selected Tim Duncan out of Wake Forest University, who was, after a few years, the final key to Robinson's quest for an NBA title.

Champion

Before the start of the 1998–99 season, the NBA owners and the NBA commissioner David Stern locked out the NBA Players' Association to force negotiations on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. This lockout lasted for 202 days, well into the regular NBA season, before an agreement was finally reached. Thus, the NBA season began late on February 5, 1999, making it literally the 1999 NBA season. After playing a truncated 50-game season, the Spurs finished with an NBA-best record of 37–13, giving them the home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.

The Spurs blitzed through the first three rounds of the NBA playoffs, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Lakers, and Portland Trail Blazers by a combined record of 11–1. In the NBA finals, the combination of Robinson in the post and second-year, 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) Tim Duncan proved overpowering, the Spurs beat the underdog New York Knicks in five games to become the NBA champions for the first time. Duncan was named Finals MVP.[13]

Champion again

Robinson announced he would retire from basketball after the 2002–03 campaign.

On June 15, 2003, in the finale to Robinson's career, the Spurs sealed another NBA title with an 88–77 victory over the New Jersey Nets in Game 6 of the 2003 NBA Finals. Turning back the clock, Robinson scored 13 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in his final game for the Spurs. He and the year's regular season and NBA Finals MVP Tim Duncan shared Sports Illustrated magazine's 2003 Sportsmen of the Year award.

Robinson averaged 21.1 points per game, 10.7 rebounds per game, 3 blocks per game, and 2.5 assists per game over 987 games in his NBA career. Also, he is one of only a very small group of players to have scored over 20,000 career points in the NBA, as well as being one of only four players to have recorded a quadruple-double[9] (with 34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and 10 blocks against the Detroit Pistons on February 17, 1994), and one of the only five players to record more than 70 points in a single game (with 71 points against the Los Angeles Clippers on April 24, 1994), only Elgin Baylor (71 points), Wilt Chamberlain (70, 72, 73 twice, 78, 100 points), David Thompson (73 points), and Kobe Bryant (81 points) have scored more than 70 points.[14] Robinson is also noteworthy for his harmonious relationship with Tim Duncan. Sportswriter Chris Sheridan noted that it was rare for someone like Robinson to have welcomed and mentored Duncan as willingly as he did.[15]

International career

David Robinson was a member of the United States men's national basketball team at the 1986 FIBA World Championship, the 1988 Summer Olympics, 1992 Summer Olympics, and the 1996 Summer Olympics. He won the gold medal at all games except the 1988 Summer Olympics, where he won a bronze medal.

Career awards/accomplishments

His list of awards and accomplishments is long and include a number of records as well as sharing a number of distinctions with very few other luminaries of the game; for his on the court play, he was named among the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.

  • Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2009
  • NBA Champion (1999, 2003)
  • NBA MVP (1995)
  • NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1992)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1990)
  • All-NBA First Team (1991, '92, '95, '96)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1994, '98)
  • All-NBA Third Team (1990, '93, 2000, '01)
  • All-Defensive First Team (1991, '92, '95, '96)
  • All-Defensive Second Team (1990, '93, '94, '98)
  • 10-time NBA All-Star
  • NBA Sportsmanship Award (2001)
  • Fourth player ever to score 70+ in an NBA game
  • 3-time Olympian (1988, '92, '96)
  • One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)
  • Led NBA in Scoring (1993–94 season) - 29.8 ppg
  • Led NBA in Rebounding (1990–91 season) - 13.0 rpg
  • Led NBA in Blocked Shots (1991–92 season) - 4.49 bpg
  • Holds record for most IBM Awards (1990, '91, '94, '95, '96)
  • His 2,954 blocked shots are the most by any player wearing a San Antonio Spurs jersey.
  • Gold Medal in 1986 FIBA World Championship.[16]
  • Member of Dream Team #1 during Olympic Games at Barcelona.
  • Elected to the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Class of 2008
  • Ranked #25 in SLAM Magazine's 2009 revision of the top 50 greatest players of all time (published in the August 2009 issue)[17]

NBA career statistics

Career highs

40 point games

Robinson scored 40 or more points 22 times in the regular season and once in the playoffs.

Occurred during rookie season
Occurred in playoff competition
Points Opponent Home/Away Date Minutes
played
FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA Rebounds Assists Steals Blocks
71 Los Angeles Clippers Away 01994-04-24 April 24, 1994 44 26 41 1 2 18 25 14 5 0 2
52 Charlotte Hornets Home 01993-01-16 January 16, 1993 40 20 28 1 2 11 15 14 3 0 7
50 Minnesota Timberwolves Away 01994-02-21 February 21, 1994 38 18 32 1 4 13 15 9 2 2 6
48 Sacramento Kings Home 01994-03-19 March 19, 1994 45 17 31 0 0 14 16 16 6 4 3
46 Boston Celtics Home 01993-12-26 December 26, 1993 45 16 26 0 0 14 23 9 3 1 5
45 (2 OT) New York Knicks Away 01995-12-10 December 10, 1995 52 15 26 0 0 15 19 16 2 1 3
44 New Jersey Nets Home 01996-03-08 March 8, 1996 43 18 24 0 0 8 9 9 4 4 5
43 Denver Nuggets Home 01990-11-07 November 7, 1990 34 16 21 0 0 11 12 9 4 1 5
43 Orlando Magic Home 01991-01-10 January 10, 1991 41 14 21 0 0 15 15 12 3 4 10
43 Minnesota Timberwolves Home 01993-11-09 November 9, 1993 41 14 22 0 0 15 19 11 1 3 10
43 Dallas Mavericks Home 01995-01-15 January 15, 1995 42 18 32 0 1 7 10 17 1 3 3
42 Seattle SuperSonics Home 01992-11-28 November 28, 1992 39 13 21 0 0 16 17 10 3 2 3
42 Seattle SuperSonics Away 01994-11-30 November 30, 1994 47 15 20 0 2 12 14 9 2 0 2
42 (OT) Dallas Mavericks Home 01994-12-06 December 6, 1994 45 17 26 0 0 8 10 8 5 4 1
42 Charlotte Hornets Away 01995-01-18 January 18, 1995 42 16 26 0 0 10 10 9 4 0 0
42 (OT) Denver Nuggets Away 01995-04-16 April 16, 1995 52 15 25 0 0 12 17 14 5 1 5
41 Golden State Warriors Home 01990-03-02 March 2, 1990 41 12 21 0 0 17 22 17 2 3 5
41 Los Angeles Clippers Home 01994-03-04 March 4, 1994 45 14 21 0 0 13 14 16 8 3 3
40 Phoenix Suns Home 01990-11-17 November 17, 1990 34 16 25 0 0 8 10 14 1 2 5
40 Houston Rockets Away 01994-03-12 March 12, 1994 48 15 26 0 0 10 14 16 7 2 4
40 Detroit Pistons Away 01995-03-27 March 27, 1995 40 12 22 0 0 16 17 12 2 1 5
40 Los Angeles Lakers Away 01996-04-07 April 7, 1996 44 15 26 0 0 10 13 11 5 1 5
40 Phoenix Suns Home 01996-04-28 April 28, 1996 42 14 25 0 0 12 16 21 1 2 3

Top shot-blocking efforts

Occurred during rookie season
Quadruple-double (fourth in NBA history)
Blocks Opponent Home/Away Date Minutes
played
Points Rebounds Assists Steals
12 Minnesota Timberwolves Home 01990-02-23 February 23, 1990 36 24 12 2 3
11 Charlotte Hornets Away 01990-02-02 February 2, 1990 35 27 15 3 2
11 Sacramento Kings Home 01990-12-28 December 28, 1990 35 27 13 2 0
11 Utah Jazz Home 01991-01-12 January 12, 1991 39 22 18 5 0
11 Portland Trail Blazers Home 01992-02-04 February 4, 1992 45 23 14 3 1
10 (OT) Los Angeles Lakers Home 01990-02-20 February 20, 1990 41 23 16 2 1
10 Orlando Magic Home 01991-01-10 January 10, 1991 41 43 12 3 4
10 Milwaukee Bucks Home 01992-11-10 November 10, 1992 43 29 9 5 5
10 Minnesota Timberwolves Home 01993-11-09 November 9, 1993 41 43 11 1 3
10 Detroit Pistons Home 01994-02-17 February 17, 1994 43 34 10 10 2

Regular season

Stat High Opponent Date
Points 71 at Los Angeles Clippers 01994-04-24 April 24, 1994
Points, half (2nd) 47 at Los Angeles Clippers 01994-04-24 April 24, 1994
Points, quarter (4th) 28 at Los Angeles Clippers 01994-04-24 April 24, 1994
Field goal percentage 10-11 (.909) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves 01991-11-20 November 20, 1991
Field goals made 26 at Los Angeles Clippers 01994-04-24 April 24, 1994
Field goal attempts 41 at Los Angeles Clippers 01994-04-24 April 24, 1994
Free throws made, no misses 15-15 vs. Orlando Magic 01991-01-10 January 10, 1991
Free throws made 18 at Los Angeles Clippers 01994-04-24 April 24, 1994
Free throws made 18 vs. Portland Trail Blazers 01994-11-23 November 23, 1994
Free throws made 18 at Golden State Warriors 01996-03-12 March 12, 1996
Free throws made 18 vs. Los Angeles Clippers 01997-12-10 December 10, 1997
Free throw attempts 25 at Los Angeles Clippers 01994-04-24 April 24, 1994
Rebounds 24 at Sacramento Kings 01991-12-03 December 3, 1991
Rebounds 24 vs. Golden State Warriors 01992-02-27 February 27, 1992
Offensive rebounds 14 vs. Los Angeles Lakers 01991-04-02 April 2, 1991
Defensive rebounds 19 vs. New Jersey Nets 01994-11-07 November 7, 1994
Assists 11 vs. Utah Jazz 01992-03-14 March 14, 1992
Steals 7 vs. Houston Rockets 02000-02-18 February 18, 2000
Turnovers 9 at Golden State Warriors 01991-03-14 March 14, 1991
Turnovers 9 at Houston Rockets 01995-02-21 February 21, 1995
Minutes played 53 (OT) at Chicago Bulls 01993-03-05 March 5, 1993

Playoffs

Stat High Opponent Date
Points 40 vs. Phoenix Suns 01996-04-28 April 28, 1996
Field goal percentage 8-8 (OT) vs. Phoenix Suns 02003-04-19 April 19, 2003
Field goals made 14 vs. Los Angeles Lakers 01995-05-06 May 6, 1995
Field goals made 14 at Los Angeles Lakers 01995-05-12 May 12, 1995
Field goals made 14 vs. Phoenix Suns 01996-04-28 April 28, 1996
Field goal attempts 27 at Los Angeles Lakers 01995-05-12 May 12, 1995
Field goal attempts 27 at Phoenix Suns 02000-04-29 April 29, 2000
Free throws made, no misses 10-10 vs. Golden State Warriors 01991-04-27 April 27, 1991
Free throws made, no misses 10-10 vs. Los Angeles Lakers 01995-05-08 May 8, 1995
Free throws made 18 vs. Phoenix Suns 01993-05-16 May 16, 1993
Free throw attempts 23 vs. Phoenix Suns 01993-05-16 May 16, 1993
Rebounds 22 at Los Angeles Lakers 01995-05-14 May 14, 1995
Offensive rebounds 10 at Los Angeles Lakers 01995-05-14 May 14, 1995
Defensive rebounds 17 vs. Phoenix Suns 01996-04-28 April 28, 1996
Assists 11 (OT) vs. Portland Trail Blazers 01993-05-07 May 7, 1993
Steals 4 at Golden State Warriors 01991-05-01 May 1, 1991
Steals 4 at Houston Rockets 01995-05-26 May 26, 1995
Steals 4 at Houston Rockets 01995-06-01 June 1, 1995
Blocked shots 8 vs. Portland Trail Blazers 01990-05-10 May 10, 1990
Blocked shots 8 vs. Golden State Warriors 01991-04-25 April 25, 1991
Turnovers 7 thrice thrice
Minutes played 52 (OT) vs. Los Angeles Lakers 01995-05-16 May 16, 1995

NBA records

Regular season

Fourth (and most recent) player in NBA history to record a quadruple-double in a game: San Antonio Spurs (115) vs. Detroit Pistons (96),01994-02-17 February 17, 1994

Fourth player in NBA history to score 70 or more points in a game: 71, at Los Angeles Clippers,01994-04-24 April 24, 1994

One of two players in NBA history to lead the league in scoring (1993–94), rebounding (1990–91) and blocked shots (1991–92) during his career

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the first player to achieve this.
  • Hakeem Olajuwon led the league in blocks thrice, and in rebounding twice, but the closest he came to a scoring title was second place, both in 1994–95 (Shaquille O'Neal) and 1995–96 (Michael Jordan).

Second player in NBA history to win Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player during his career

  • Michael Jordan was the first player to achieve this.
  • Hakeem Olajuwon won Defensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player during his career, but finished second in Rookie of the Year voting to Jordan in 1984–85.

Only player in NBA history to lead the league in scoring, rebounding, and blocked shots and win awards for Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player during his career

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar achieved all of these except for Defensive Player of the Year, an award which did not exist for most of his career.

Only player in NBA history to rank among top five players in the league in rebounding, blocks and steals in the same season: 1991–92

  • Ranked first in blocks (4.49 bpg), fourth in rebounding (12.2 rpg) and fifth in steals (2.32 spg).
  • Hakeem Olajuwon ranked first in rebounding, fourth in blocks and sixth in steals in 1988–89.

One of three players in NBA history to rank among the top ten players in the league in five statistics in the same season: 1991–92

  • Ranked seventh in scoring (23.2 ppg), fourth in rebounding (12.2 rpg), first in blocks (4.49 bpg), fifth in steals (2.32 spg) and seventh in field-goal percentage (.551)
  • Cliff Hagan ranked fifth in field goal percentage, ninth in free throw percentage, fifth in scoring, tenth in rebounding and tenth in assists in 1959–60.
  • Larry Bird ranked first in free throw percentage, fourth in three-point field goal percentage, fourth in scoring, seventh in rebounding and ninth in steals in 1985–86.

Playoffs

Highest field goal percentage, game (minimum 8 made): 1.000 (8—8), vs. Phoenix Suns, 02003-04-19 April 19, 2003 (OT)

  • Tied with many other players

Blocked shots, quarter: 5, third quarter, vs. Golden State Warriors, 01991-04-25 April 25, 1991

Part of second trio of players in NBA history to score 30 or more points in the same game: San Antonio Spurs (130) vs. Golden State Warriors (121), 01991-04-25 April 25, 1991

All-Star

Personal fouls, quarter: 4 (1991)

Ranks 2nd in NBA history

Regular season

Consecutive seasons leading the league in free throws made: 3 (1993–941995–96)

Blocked shots, quarter: 7, fourth quarter, vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 01996-02-02 February 2, 1996

Blocked shots by a rookie, season: 319 (1989–90)

Highest average, blocked shots per game, by a rookie, season: 3.89 (319/82) (1989–90)

  • Trailing Manute Bol

Steals by a center, career: 1,388

Seasons with 200 blocks and 100 steals: 7 (1989–901995–96)

  • Trailing Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Only twelve players in NBA history have achieved this feat in the same season.

Playoffs

Blocked shots, half: 7, second half, vs. Golden State Warriors, 01991-04-25 April 25, 1991

Ranks 3rd in NBA history

Regular season

Blocked shots by a rookie, game: 12, vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 01990-02-23 February 23, 1990

Playoffs

Blocked shots, game: 8, twice
8, vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 01990-05-10 May 10, 1990
8, vs. Golden State Warriors, 01991-04-25 April 25, 1991

Ranks 4th in NBA history

Regular season

Points, half: 47, second half, at Los Angeles Clippers, 01994-04-24 April 24, 1994

Highest average, blocked shots per game, career: 3.0 (2,954/987)

Playoffs

Blocked shots, game: 7, four times

Ranks 5th in NBA history

Regular season

Blocked shots, career: 2,954

Blocked shots, game: 12, vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 01990-02-23 February 23, 1990

Playoffs

Blocked shots, career: 312

Charitable efforts

In addition to his lengthy NBA career, Robinson is also remembered for his charitable work.

In 1991, Robinson visited with fifth graders at Gates Elementary School in San Antonio and challenged them to finish school and go to college. He offered a $2,000 scholarship to everyone who did. In 1998, proving even better than his word, Robinson awarded $8,000 to each of those students who had completed his challenge. In perhaps his greatest civic and charitable achievement, David and his wife, Valerie, founded the Carver Academy in San Antonio, which opened its doors in September 2001. To date, the Robinsons have donated more than $11 million to the school.[18]

In March 2003, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to charity, the NBA renamed its award for outstanding charitable efforts in honor of Robinson. Winners of the NBA's Community Assist Award receive the David Robinson Plaque, with the inscription "Following the standard set by NBA Legend David Robinson who improved the community piece by piece." The award is given out monthly by the league to recognize players for their charitable efforts. Robinson is also the recipient of the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership.

In 2011, in recognition of his philanthropic efforts with the Carver Academy, Robinson received the Children's Champion Award from the charitable organization Children's Hunger Fund.

Business career

In 2008, David Robinson partnered with Daniel Bassichis, formerly of Goldman Sachs and a board member of The Carver Academy, to form Admiral Capital Group.[19] Admiral Capital Group is a private equity firm whose mission is to invest in opportunities that can provide both financial and social returns. Robinson's primary motivation in starting Admiral Capital is to create a source of additional financial support for The Carver Academy. Admiral has made several investments to date, primarily in the real estate and hospitality industry, including a stake in Centerplate, one of the nation's premier food services companies. Admiral Capital Group also partnered with Living Cities to form the Admiral Center, a non-profit created to support other athletes and entertainers with their philanthropic initiatives.

See also

NBA

College

  • List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 13 or more blocks in a game
  • List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 2000 points and 1000 rebounds
  • List of NCAA Division I men's basketball season blocks leaders
  • List of NCAA Division I men's basketball season rebounding leaders

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Lisa L. Ice
Jon L. Louis
Cheryl Miller
John C. Moffet
Dub W. Myers
Megan L. Neyer
Today's Top VIII Award
Class of 1988
Regina K. Cavanaugh
Charles D. Cecil
Keith J. Jackson
Gordon C. Lockbaum
Mary T. Meagher
David Robinson
Succeeded by
Dylann Duncan
Suzanne T. McConnell
Betsy Mitchell
Anthony P. Phillips
Thomas K. Schlesinger
Mark M. Stepnoski

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