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Jawann Oldham
Oldham (left) taking a hook shot for the Knicks in 1986
Personal information
Born (1957-07-04) July 4, 1957 (age 64)
Chicago, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
Listed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolCleveland (Seattle, Washington)
CollegeSeattle (1976–1980)
NBA draft1980 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career1980–1996
PositionCenter
Number45, 51, 33, 44, 32, 50, 55, 22
Career history
As player:
1980Denver Nuggets
1980–1981Montana Golden Nuggets
1981–1982Houston Rockets
19831986Chicago Bulls
1986–1987New York Knicks
1987–1988Sacramento Kings
1989–1990Santa Barbara Islanders
1990Orlando Magic
1990Los Angeles Lakers
1991Indiana Pacers
1991–1992Tulsa Zone
1992–1993Oklahoma City Cavalry
1993Capitanes de Arecibo
1995–1996Chicago Rockers
As coach:
2005–2006Oita Heat Devils
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points1,455 (4.4 ppg)
Rebounds1,353 (4.1 rpg)
Blocks546 (1.7 bpg)
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Jawann Oldham (born July 4, 1957) is an American former professional basketball player who played center. After being selected by the Denver Nuggets in the second round (41st overall) of the 1980 NBA draft, he went on to play in ten National Basketball Association (NBA) seasons for eight teams.

Early life and college career

Oldham was born in Chicago and grew up in Seattle, where he attended Cleveland High School and Seattle University, with 1,530 points and 965 rebounds during his college career, after which he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the second round of the 1980 NBA draft.[1]

Career

NBA

In his NBA career, Oldham played in 329 games and scored a total of 1,455 points, playing for the Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers. He was the last Bulls player to wear #33 before Scottie Pippen.

International

Oldham won gold as part of the US basketball team at the 1979 Summer Universiade.[1][2]

Post-NBA

He was instrumental in founding the Korean Basketball League in South Korea and the Continental Basketball Association in China in the 1990s, and developed and coached for the bj league in Japan; the Jawann Oldham Professional Development Basketball Academy operates in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.[1][3]

NBA career statistics

Regular season

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1980–81 Denver 4 5.3 .333 1.3 .0 .0 .5 1.0
1981–82 Houston 22 0 5.6 .361 .571 1.1 .1 .1 .5 1.5
1982–83 Chicago 16 0 10.7 .534 .545 2.9 .3 .3 .8 4.6
1983–84 Chicago 64 0 13.6 .505 .591 3.6 .5 .2 1.2 4.0
1984–85 Chicago 63 0 15.8 .464 .000 .680 3.7 .5 .2 2.0 3.4
1985–86 Chicago 52 47 24.5 .517 .000 .582 5.9 .7 .5 2.6 7.4
1986–87 New York 44 9 17.6 .408 .000 .544 4.1 .4 .5 1.6 3.9
1987–88 Sacramento 54 13 17.5 .476 .678 5.6 .6 .2 2.0 5.5
1989–90 Orlando 3 0 12.0 .333 .400 5.0 .0 .7 1.0 1.3
1989–90 Los Angeles 3 0 3.0 .667 .500 .3 .3 .0 .0 1.7
1990–91 Pacers 4 0 4.8 .500 .8 .0 .0 .0 1.5
Career 329 69 15.9 .479 .000 .607 4.1 .5 .3 1.7 4.4

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1985 Chicago 4 0 22.8 .467 5.5 .8 1.5 1.8 3.5
1986 Chicago 1 0 4.0 .000 2.0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 5 0 19.0 .438 4.8 .6 1.2 1.4 2.8

Head coaching record

bj league

Legend
Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Playoffs PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Oita Heat Devils 2005-06 16 4 12 .250 Fired - - - -

References

  1. ^ a b c "Jawann Oldham", SPS High School Athletic Hall of Fame, retrieved October 22, 2020.
  2. ^ "Tenth World University Games -- 1979", USA Basketball, June 10, 2010.
  3. ^ Barnaby Read, "Ex-NBA star blazing UAE basketball trail", Sport 360, April 23, 2015.