A quick moving, quick thinking 6-7 guard, Reggie Theus was an instant success in the NBA as a rookie in 1978-1979, and was voted by a panel of the league's head coaches to the NBA All Rookie First Team. A long-time fans favorite in Chicago, with Bulls fans chanting Reggie... Reggie... Reggie.
A two-way player, he gave it his all on offense and defense. Reggie Theus averaged over 15 points per game in 12 of his 13 seasons in the NBA, averaging a career best 23.8 ppg for the Bulls in 1982-1983 and scored over 19,000 points. An aggressive ballhawking defender, Theus was like a thief-in-the-night on the hardcourt, and had over 1,200 career steals and created 3,496 turnovers - that's more turnovers created than Scottie Pippen, 3223, Dennis Johnson, 2426, Adrian Dantley, 2497, Terry Porter, 2684, Michael Jordan, 2932, and trails Magic Johnson by just 31 turnovers, 3527.
15 years after playing in the NBA, Reggie Theus said, 'Fans in Chicago have always made me feel like this is my home. We've always had that kind of affair. How many times in a person's life are you in a stadium where they're chanting your name? Reggie ... Reggie ... Reggie.
In 2007-2008 Theus, born in Inglewood CA, started working as the head coach of the Sacramento Kings.
A deadly on-the-money shooter, Antoine Carr set a school record at Wichita State college with 47 points against Southern Illinois U during the 1982-83 season. His all-around play that season helped Wichita St compile a 25-3 record and an AP Poll ranking of 14th in the nation.
Antoine Carr was the 8th player selected in the 1983 National Basketball Association draft (by the Detroit Pistons then traded to the Atlanta Hawks). As a rookie Carr notched 499 points, making 198 of 375 field goals, a very fine .528 percentage, and blocked 78 shots. He helped the Hawks reach the playoffs 3 times in his 6-year tenure in Atlanta.
Playing with the Sacramento Kings starting in 1989-90, Antoine chalked up career-highs in points per game in back-to-back years, 18.6 ppg and 20.1 ppg. He then signed with the San Antonio Spurs and played in three consecutive postseason playoffs.
Antoine Carr was a hard-worker in practice and in games and he played to win as a starter or off the bench and made his hustle work in a positive way. His hustle showed in the fact he played in 107 games in the NBA playoffs spanning 11 postseason playoffs with 4 teams.
In 1996-1997 and 1997-1998 he helped the Utah Jazz win Western Conference Titles. Only to lose both years in 6 games to a Michael Jordan led Chicago Bulls.
Antoine Carr stats 9176 points in 987 games, 9.3 ppg, 3663 FGM, 7286 FGA, .503 pct, 1844 FTM, 2364 FTA, .780 pct, 3384 rebounds, 1086 assists, 3063 PF, 925 blocks, 1181 turnovers created.