Clyde Drexler

Clyde Drexler (born June 22, 1962)

Teams coached: Houston Cougars
Houston record: 19-39 (.328)
Overall record: 19-39 (.328)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0


  • Southwest Player of the Year:  1  (1983)
  • AP All-American:  (1983)
  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (inducted 2004 as a player and 2010 as a member of the Dream Team)
  • National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame (inducted 2006)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2001-2002 Denver Nuggets (asst)
1998-2000 Houston

Clyde Drexler Facts

  • Clyde Austin Drexler
  • Born June 22, 1962
  • Hometown: Houston, Texas
  • Alma Mater: University of Houston (BA, 1983)
  • Born in New Orleans and raised in Houston, Drexler starred at Sterling HS (TX) before going to play for the hometown Houston Cougars
  • Left for the NBA Draft in 1983 and was selected 14th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers; played for that team for the next 12 years
    • Was a 10x NBA All-Star, was named First Team All-NBA once (1992), Second Team twice (1988, 1991) and Third Team twice (1990, 1995)
    • In addition to 12 years in Portland, he played his last three years for the Houston Rockets, reuniting with Olajuwon in his hometown
    • Reached the NBA Finals in 1990 and 1992 with Portland but later won an NBA Championship in 1995 with Houston
    • Considered an all-time great player, Drexler had his #22 jersey retired by both teams; was named to the NBA 50th and 75th anniversary teams
    • Inducted into the Naismith Basketball HOF twice: as an individual player in 2004 and as a member of the famed “Dream Team” in 2010
  • Retired from playing in 1998 and became the head coach at his alma mater, the University of Houston
    • Went just 19-39 in two seasons at the helm, finishing 6th in the C-USA National division both years
    • Resigned in 2000 after going 9-22, citing a desire to spend more time with his family
  • Later spent the 2001-02 season as an assistant under Mike Evans with the Denver Nuggets, but has not coached since then

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