Damon Stoudamire is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He has played for a number of teams including the San Antonio Spurs. As of 2022, he is an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics. In 1996, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Damon Lamon Stoudamire was born on September 3, 1973, in Portland, Oregon. He stands 178 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 78 kg. His parents are Liz and Willie and he was mostly raised by his mother and grandmother after his father moved away to work in Wisconsin.

He is the cousin of basketball players Salim Stoudamire, Terrence Jones, and Grant Williams.

Position Point Guard
Height / weight 1.78 m / 78 kg
Born 3 Sep 1973
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Team History
Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 2005 - 2008
San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 2008
Portland Trail Blazers Portland Trail Blazers 1998 - 2005
Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 1995 - 1998

High School and College Career

He attended the then-named Woodrow Wilson High School where he was named to the First-team All-Pac-10 three times. He was also named the 1995 Pac-10 Player of the Year and the Consensus First-Team All-American.

From 1991 to 1995, he played collegiate basketball for the University of Arizona under coach Lute Olson. While in college, he was teammates with Khalid Reeves.

Playing Career

Stoudamire joined the NBA in 2009 and was chosen in the first round of the 7th overall pick by the Toronto Raptors. In 1996, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year and he was also named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

From 1998 to 2005, he was named to the Portland Trail Blazers and from 2005 to 2008, he played for the Memphis Grizzlies. Before he retired, he played for the San Antonio Spurs in 2008.

Coaching Career

After he retired, he was hired as the Director of Player Development for Rice University. From 2009 to 2011, he was an assistant coach for the Memphis Grizzlies. From 2011 to 2013, he coached at the University of Memphis. From 2013 to 2015 he coached at Arizona and from 2015 to 2016, he returned to coaching at Memphis.

From 2016 to 2021, he coached at the University of the Pacific, and starting in 2021, he has been working as an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics. In 2020, he was awarded the Ben Jobe Award and he was also named the WCC Coach of the Year.

Career Highlights

As a Player:

  • 1996 - NBA Rookie of the Year
  • 1996 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 1995 - Consensus first-teamAll-American
  • 1995 - Pac-10 Player of the Year
  • 1993–1995 - First-team All-Pac-10

As a Coach:

  • 2020 - Ben Jobe Award
  • 2020 - WCC Coach of the Year

Team History:

As a Coach:

  • 2008–2009 - Rice (director of playerdevelopment)
  • 2009–2011 - Memphis Grizzlies(Assistant)
  • 2011–2013 - Memphis (Assistant)
  • 2013–2015 - Arizona (Assistant)
  • 2015–2016 - Memphis (Assistant)
  • 2016–2021 - Pacific
  • 2021–present - Boston Celtics(Assistant)

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