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Stacey Orlando Augmon (born August 1, 1968 in
Pasadena, California) is an American
professional basketball player, formerly in the NBA. He gained the
Man" due to his athletic ability to "stretch," as can the DC Comics superhero of the same name.
He also has a son named Justice.
Augmon played college basketball for four years at UNLV and won the 1990
NCAA Championship with them. Augmon was the first three-time winner
of the NABC Defensive Player of
the Year, winning the award in 1989, 1990, and 1991. He is a
class of 2002 member of the UNLV Athletic Hall of Fame along with
Anthony and Larry Johnson.
Augmon was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks with the ninth pick of the
Draft. Upon Augmon being chosen, Bill Walton famously said "Russell begat Kareem,
Kareem begat Magic, and so Magic has begat the Plastic
Man." He was the first player in the top ten draft picks to work
out a deal, a 5-year contract worth between 6.5 and 7 million
has played for the Hawks, the Detroit Pistons, the Portland Trail Blazers, the Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets, and
the Magic. He holds a scoring average of 8.0 points per game
throughout his career.
The Magic decided not to re-sign Augmon for the 2006-07 NBA season, making him an
unrestricted free agent. On October 3, 2007, the Denver Nuggets
announced the signing of the 15-year veteran, but he
was later waived on the 24th. One
month and three days later, Denver re-hired Augmon, this time as a
player development coach.
During the 2004-2005 season, Augmon was investigated by the
league for two incidents. He had already refused to speak to the
media, which violated league rules.
The first was following a game March 11, 2005. Greg Sandoval
from The Washington Post wrote, "As
reporters gathered around the locker of Magic guard Jameer Nelson, a
female reporter for a local TV station kneeled down to give
cameramen a clear shot and to place a microphone near Nelson, who
was sitting. Augmon, whose locker is near Nelson's, made a comment
about the woman being on her knees in front of a player that
involved a reference to oral sex, a witness told the
Two nights later on March 13, Sandoval continues, "Augmon became
angered over a question that an Orlando Sentinel reporter asked
Magic guard Steve
a stupid [expletive] question," Augmon allegedly said, according to
several reports. When a male Florida Today reporter told Augmon
that they were interviewing Francis and not him, Augmon shouted
obscenities and began moving toward the reporter. A Magic employee
stepped in front of Augmon, who then threw a bottle of lotion at
the reporter. The bottle did not strike the reporter but some of
its contents splashed his clothes."Augmon
later apologized to the reporter by purchasing him a new suit made
of fine Italian silk.