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Nate Thurmond
Thurmond with the Warriors in 1969
Personal information
Born (1941-07-25)July 25, 1941
Akron, Ohio
Nationality American
Died July 16, 2016(2016-07-16) (aged 74)
San Francisco, California
High school Central (Akron, Ohio)
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
College Bowling Green (1960–1963)
NBA Draft 1963 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the San Francisco Warriors
Pro career 1963–1977
Career history
1963–1974 San Francisco / Golden State Warriors
1974–1976 Chicago Bulls
1976–1977 Cleveland Cavaliers
Career highlights and awards
  • 7× NBA All-Star (1965–1968, 1970, 1973, 1974)
  • 2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1969, 1971)
  • 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1972–1974)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1964)
  • NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • No. 42 retired by the Golden State Warriors
  • No. 42 retired by the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Consensus second-team All-American (1963)
  • 3× First-team All-MAC (1961–1963)
Career statistics
Points 14,437 (15.0 ppg)
Rebounds 14,464 (15.0 rpg)
Assists 2,575 (2.7 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Nathaniel "Nate" Thurmond (July 25, 1941 – July 16, 2016) was an American basketball player. He spent the majority of his 14-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Golden State Warriors. He played the center and power forward positions.

Thurmond was a seven-time All-Star and the first player in NBA history to record an official quadruple-double. Thurmond was named both a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.

He was known to fans as "Nate the Great", Thurmond has had his No. 42 jersey retired by both the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Thurmond died at the age of 74 on July 16, 2016 after a short battle with leukemia in San Francisco.

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