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Kenneth Darnel Norman (born September 5, 1964) is an American former professional basketball player. After graduating from Chicago's Crane High School, Kenny was a standout forward for the Illinois Fighting Illini who was selected 19th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers of the 1987 NBA Draft. Norman was elected to the "Illinois Men's Basketball All-Century Team" in 2004.

Ken Norman
Personal information
Born (1964-09-05) September 5, 1964 (age 55)
Chicago, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolCrane (Chicago, Illinois)
College
NBA draft1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Playing career1987–1997
PositionSmall forward
Number33, 3, 4, 5
Career history
19871993Los Angeles Clippers
1993–1994Milwaukee Bucks
19941997Atlanta Hawks
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points8,717 (13.5 ppg)
Rebounds3,949 (6.1 rpg)
Assists1,355 (2.1 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

NBA careerEdit

Los Angeles ClippersEdit

 
Norman's Clippers jersey.

The 6'8" 215 pound-Norman played six seasons with the Clippers. His best year as a pro came during the 1988–89 NBA season as a Clipper, when he averaged 18.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in 80 games. He was also a member of the team when they made their first playoff appearance in Los Angeles in 1992.

Milwaukee BucksEdit

In 1993, he signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks, where he averaged 11.9 points per game in all 82 games.

Atlanta HawksEdit

After playing one season with the Bucks, he was then traded to the Atlanta Hawks. He averaged 12.7 points per game in 74 games, and hit 98 three-point field goals during the 1994–95 NBA season. He spent the rest of his career in Atlanta before retiring in 1997. In his NBA career, Norman played in a total of 646 games and scored 8,717 points.

Norman also earned the nickname "the Snake" during his playing career.[1]

HonorsEdit

BasketballEdit

College statisticsEdit

University of IllinoisEdit

Season Games Points PPG Field Goals Attempts Avg Free Throws Attempts Avg Rebounds Avg Assists APG Blocks BPG
1984–85
29
227
7.8
86
136
.632
55
83
.663
107
3.7
26
0.9
16
0.6
1985–86
32
525
16.4
216
337
.641
93
116
.802
226
7.1
32
1.0
25
0.8
1986–87
31
641
20.7
256
443
.578
128
176
.727
303
9.8
68
2.2
48
1.5
Totals
92
1393
15.1
558
916
.609
276
375
.736
636
6.9
126
1.4
89
1.0

[4]

NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game
 PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes season in which Norman won an NBA championship
* Led the league

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1987-88 L.A. Clippers 66 21.7 .482 .512 4.0 1.2 8.6
1988-89 L.A. Clippers 80 37.8 .502 .630 8.3 3.5 18.1
1989-90 L.A. Clippers 70 33.3 .510 .632 6.7 2.3 16.1
1990-91 L.A. Clippers 70 33.0 .501 .629 7.1 2.3 17.4
1991-92 L.A. Clippers 77 26.1 .490 .535 5.8 1.6 12.1
1992-93 L.A. Clippers 76 32.6 .511 .595 7.5 2.2 15.0
1993-94 Milwaukee 82 31.0 .448 .503 6.1 2.7 11.9
1994-95 Atlanta 74 25.4 .453 .457 4.9 1.3 12.7
1995-96 Atlanta 34 22.6 .465 .354 3.9 1.9 8.9
1996-97 Atlanta 17 12.9 .287 .333 2.3 0.7 3.8
Career 646 29.4 .486 .567 6.1 2.1 13.5

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
1992 L.A. Clippers 5 36.8 .509 .529 9.8 3.0 12.6
1993 L.A. Clippers 5 32.8 .373 .500 8.2 2.4 12.8
1995 Atlanta 3 14.0 .389 .143 3.0 1.0 5.3
Career 13 30.0 .428 .457 7.6 2.3 11.0

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