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Isaac Austin
Center
Born August 18, 1969 (1969-08-18) (age 40)
Gridley, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 255 lb (116 kg)
College Kings River CC
Arizona State
Draft 2nd round, 48th overall, 1991
Utah Jazz
Pro career 1991–2002
Former teams Utah Jazz (1991-1993)
Philadelphia 76ers (1994)
Tuborg (1994-1996)
Miami Heat (1996-1998)
Los Angeles Clippers (1998)
Orlando Magic (1999)
Washington Wizards (1999-2000)
Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies (2000-2002)
Awards 1996-97 NBA Most Improved Player

Isaac Edward "Ike" Austin (born August 18, 1969 in Gridley, California) is a retired American professional basketball player.

A 6' 10" (2.08 m) center from Kings River Community College and Arizona State University, Austin was selected by the Utah Jazz in the second round (48th overall) of the 1991 NBA Draft. He averaged two points and 1.1 rebounds during his rookie season with the Jazz, and after two more sub-par seasons, he signed to play with Tuborg İzmir, a Turkish basketball team. Austin averaged 22.3 points and 13.9 rebounds during the 1995-1996 season in Turkey, and he returned to the NBA the following season as a member of the Miami Heat.

With renewed confidence, Austin averaged 9.7 points and 5.8 rebounds for the Heat and received the NBA Most Improved Player Award in 1997. Austin had his best season in 1997-1998, when he averaged 13.5 points and 7.1 rebounds while playing for the Heat and the Los Angeles Clippers (to whom he was traded midseason for Brent Barry). After that season, he signed a lucrative contract with the Orlando Magic, but his play began to regress. Austin was traded to the Washington Wizards for Ben Wallace after one season with the Magic, and the Wizards later traded him to the Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies, with whom he ended his NBA career in 2002.

From 2004-2005, Austin coached the Utah Snowbears, an American Basketball Association team.

Ike has been working as a Fund Manager since approximately 2007 for a large Japanese Equity fund. In a related event, Austin was sued for Fraud and Negligence in 2009; along with his partners which include The Mori Trust and Kenedix (two multi-billion dollar Japanese companies). The trial is still ongoing.

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