Isaac Austin
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Isaac Austin
Isaac Austin
Personal information
Born (1969-08-18) August 18, 1969 (age 51)
Gridley, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High schoolLas Plumas (Oroville, California)
College
NBA draft1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career1991-2004
PositionCenter
Number50, 8, 9
Career history
1991-1993Utah Jazz
1993-1994Oklahoma City Cavalry
1994Philadelphia 76ers
1994-1995CRO Lyon
1995-1996Tuborg Pilsener
1996-1998Miami Heat
1999Los Angeles Clippers
1999Orlando Magic
2000Washington Wizards
2000-2002Vancouver / Memphis Grizzlies
2002Ülkerspor
2003Xinjiang Flying Tigers
2004Jersey Squires
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points(7.6 ppg)
Rebounds4.7 rpg
Blocks.5 bpg
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Isaac Edward "Ike" Austin (born August 18, 1969) is a retired American professional basketball player. He is the uncle of former Baylor University basketball player Isaiah Austin.[1]

Austin was born in Gridley, California. A 6' 10" (2.08 m) center from Kings River Community College and Arizona State University, he 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 ?zmir, 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, Terry Davis, Tim Legler, and Jeff McInnis after one season with the Magic, and the Wizards later traded him to the Vancouver Grizzlies for Cherokee Parks, Obinna Ekezie, Dennis Scott, and Felipe Lopez. He ended his NBA career with the Grizzlies in 2002 (the team moved to Memphis in 2001).

From 2004 to 2005, Austin was owner and head coach of the Utah Snowbears, a team in the American Basketball Association. He led the Snowbears to a 27-1 record in the team's first season, but feuded with league officials during the playoffs and decided to forfeit the rest of the season (and later on, fold the team) in protest.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Isaiah Austin 2012 Basketball Recruiting Profile- ESPN".
  2. ^ Austin, ABA play blame game as Snowbears quit playoffs

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