Rod Higgins
Personal information
Born (1960-01-31) January 31, 1960 (age 62)
Monroe, Louisiana
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolThornton Township
(Harvey, Illinois)
CollegeFresno State (1978–1982)
NBA draft1982 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career1982–1994
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
Number22, 55, 21, 23, 32
Career history
19821985Chicago Bulls
1985Seattle SuperSonics
1985–1986Tampa Bay Thrillers
1986San Antonio Spurs
1986Tampa Bay Thrillers
1986New Jersey Nets
1986Chicago Bulls
19861992Golden State Warriors
1992–1993Sacramento Kings
1992–1993Cleveland Cavaliers
1994Golden State Warriors
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-PCAA (1981, 1982)
Career NBA statistics
Points7,011 (9.0 ppg)
Rebounds2,819 (3.6 rpg)
Assists1,254 (1.6 apg)
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Roderick Dwayne Higgins (born January 31, 1960) is an American former professional basketball player who formerly served as president of basketball operations for the National Basketball Association's Charlotte Hornets. He is also the father of former Charlotte Bobcats point guard Cory Higgins.

A 6'7" forward from California State University, Fresno, Higgins played 13 seasons (1982–1994) in the NBA as a member of the Chicago Bulls, the Seattle SuperSonics, the San Antonio Spurs, the New Jersey Nets, the Golden State Warriors, the Sacramento Kings, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He averaged 9 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game during his NBA career. After his playing career ended Higgins served as an assistant coach with the Warriors until 2000 when he was named assistant general manager of the Washington Wizards. He was re-hired by the Warriors on May 20, 2004 joining former teammate Chris Mullin in the team's front office.

On May 31, 2007, he was hired as the second general manager of the Charlotte Hornets (then the Charlotte Bobcats), replacing Bernie Bickerstaff.[1] In 2011, he became the team's president of basketball operations after Rich Cho was hired as general manager.[2] On June 13, 2014, Higgins stepped down as President of Basketball Operations for the Charlotte Hornets.[3][4]

Higgins also holds a distinct NBA record for playing for the most teams in one season with 4. In the 1985-86 season he played for the Seattle Supersonics, the San Antonio Spurs, the New Jersey Nets, and the Chicago Bulls.

NBA GM record

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Result
GS 2004–05 34 48 .414 5th in Pacific Division - - Missed Playoffs
GS 2005–06 34 48 .414 5th in Pacific Division - - Missed Playoffs
GS 2006–07 42 30 .512 3rd in Pacific Division 5 6 Lost In Second Round
CHA 2007–08 32 50 .390 4th in Southeast Division - - Missed Playoffs
CHA 2008–09 35 47 .426 4th in Southeast Division - - Missed Playoffs
CHA 2009–10 44 38 .537 4th in Southeast Division 0 4 Lost In First Round
CHA 2010–11 34 48 .414 4th in Southeast Division - - Missed Playoffs
Total 256 313 .449 0 Division
5 10 0 Championships


  1. ^ "Bobcats hire Warriors general manager Higgins". 2007-05-31. Retrieved 2021-04-13.
  2. ^ Olson, Casey (June 15, 2011). "Decatur grad, Rich Cho, hired as the Charlotte Bobcats' new general manager". Federal Way Mirror. Archived from the original on June 20, 2011.
  3. ^ Polacek, Scott. "Rod Higgins Steps Down as Hornets' President of Basketball Operations". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2021-04-13.
  4. ^ "Hornets' Higgins resigns as team president". 2014-06-13. Retrieved 2021-04-13.