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Rick Mahorn Biography

Rick Mahorn was born September 21, 1958 in Hartford,

Connecticut and is a former NBA basketball  player who, at 6'10, played power forward and center, most

notably for the Detroit Pistons. Mahorn played college basketball at Hampton


As dubbed by Piston announcer George Blaha, Mahorn was the

Baddest Bad Boy of them all. Mahorn gained a reputation for

physical play, which he used to compensate for his relatively limited leaping

ability. He served as one of the team leaders of the Detroit Bad Boys teams of

the late 1980s.

In 1989, Mahorn won his only NBA championship with the

Pistons. Though he was a beloved member of the team, he was left unprotected in

the 1989 expansion draft, as teams could protect only eight of their twelve

players. After he was selected by the new Minnesota Timberwolves, Pistons

general manager Jack McCloskey tried in vain to trade to get him back. However,

Mahorn never played for Minnesota, being traded instead to the Philadelphia

76ers, where he teamed with superstar Charles Barkley to form the

top-rebounding duo of Thump N' Bump. After two seasons, Mahorn

moved to the Italian Serie A league for the 1991-92 season.

Mahorn later played for the New Jersey Nets for four

seasons, before returning to the Pistons in 1996-97. He retired after the 1999

season, after a second stint with the 76ers. Mahorn then served as a color

commentator for Pistons radio broadcasts, and as an assistant coach under

former teammate Bill Laimbeer with the WNBA's Detroit Shock. Together with wife

Donyale, he has six children.

On July 22, 2008, at a Sparks-Shock game, Mahorn attempted

to break up a brawl. When attempting to restrain Lisa Leslie, he put his left

hand out and Leslie fell to the ground. He was described as being a

peacemaker but who escalated the situation when he pushed Leslie.

Mahorn was suspended for two games.

On June 15, 2009 he became the head coach of the Shock, a

position he held until the franchise moved to Tulsa after the season.

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