Martyn Bernard "Moochie" Norris (born July 27, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player who played several seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as well as other leagues. He is the head coach of the Houston Push of The Basketball League (TBL).

Moochie Norris
Norris in 2018
Houston Push
PositionHead coach
Personal information
Born (1973-07-27) July 27, 1973 (age 50)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolCardozo (Washington, D.C.)
NBA draft1996: 2nd round, 33rd overall pick
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career1996–2008
PositionPoint guard
Number10, 6, 12, 25
Coaching career2021–present
Career history
As player:
1996Florida Beach Dogs
1996Vancouver Grizzlies
1996–1997Fort Wayne Fury
1997–1998Fort Wayne Fury
1998Washington Congressionals
1998–1999Fort Wayne Fury
1999Seattle SuperSonics
1999–2000Fort Wayne Fury
20002003Houston Rockets
20032005New York Knicks
20052006Houston Rockets
2006New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
2006–2008Yakima Sun Kings
2007Climamio Bologna
As coach:
2021–presentHouston Push
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points2,272 (5.1 ppg)
Rebounds868 (2.0 rpg)
Assists1,233 (2.8 apg)
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Professional career


Norris, a journeyman, played collegiately at Odessa College (junior college) (1992–1994), at Auburn University (1994–1995) and at the University of West Florida (1995–1996). He was drafted with 33rd overall pick (4th in second round) of the 1996 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. He did not play for the Bucks and on November 22, 1996, was waived by them. On December 12, he signed as a free agent with the Vancouver Grizzlies for whom he played until December, 30, when he was waived. Norris played the remainder of the season with the Fort Wayne Fury of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) and earned CBA All-Rookie Second Team honors.[1] He returned to the Fury and was named to the All-CBA Second Team in 1998 and the First Team in 2000.[1] Norris played in the NBA from 1999 until the 2005–06 season for the Seattle SuperSonics, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks and New Orleans Hornets.

Yakama Sun Kings/ Climamio Bologna (2006–2008)


After the 2006 NBA season, Norris was placed on waivers by the New Orleans Hornets.

He joined the Yakama Sun Kings of the Continental Basketball Association briefly in January 2007, played for Italian club Climamio Bologna from March to June of that year.[2]

In November returned to the Sun Kings,[3] where he led the league in assists and earned All-CBA First Team honors.[1][4]

Power/ Ball Hogs (2017–present)


In 2017, Moochie Norris was selected by Power with the twentieth overall pick of the 2017 Big3 draft, while later getting traded to the Ball Hogs.[5]

Coaching career


After his basketball career, Norris started giving back to the game of basketball by training and coaching the youth.[6] He helped the basketball coaching staff at Victory Prep Academy in Houston, TX. Currently he can still be found in Houston-area training in which he calls his "Moochie" Norris Workouts.[7]

Houston Push (2021–present)


Norris is currently coaching Houston Push of The Basketball League (TBL).

Personal life


Norris was given his nickname by his grandfather, who loved the Cab Calloway song "Minnie the Moocher".[8]

Early on in his career, Norris dealt with insomnia, which he has suffered from for many years. He was also noticeable for his large afro: Norris became one of the lesser-known NBA players to have his own bobblehead figurine (sporting a synthetic afro) made of him while he was with the Houston Rockets in 2002.[9]


  1. ^ a b c "Moochie Norris minor league basketball statistics". Stats Crew. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  2. ^ "Lega A Basket". Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved June 1, 2007.
  3. ^ HoopsHype – NBA Players – Moochie Norris
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  5. ^ "Moochie Norris Rumors". HoopsHype. Retrieved May 29, 2022.
  6. ^ admin (September 15, 2020). "Where is Moochie Norris Now?". Bryan Burrell - Dubl B Marketing. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  7. ^ "@moochienorris_workouts is on Instagram • 17.8k people follow their account". Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  8. ^ Moochie Norris Bio Archived March 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ – Page2 – Moochie Norris