Played 15 years in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, and New Jersey Nets
Although he tallied over 7,000 assists in his long and successful NBA career, one of his most memorable ones came on April 28, 2003 after his playing career ended. Before a playoff game in Portland, when thirteen-year-old Natalie Gilbert forgot the words to the National Anthem, he walked out on the court, stood beside her, and sang with her to help her get through the song.
Retired as the NBA all time steals leader, a record that has since been broken
Graduate of West Texas State University
His uniform number 10 was retired by the Philadelphia 76ers
Head coach of Portland Trail Blazers (2001-2005) and Philadelphia 76ers (2005-2008).
Starting point guard for 1982-1983 NBA Champion Philadelphia 76ers. Also played for 1979-1980 and 1982-1983 Eastern Conference Champion 76ers.
Head coach of NBA Portland Trail Blazers [June 2001]
Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018.