Alex English

Basketball Player

Alex English was born in Columbia, South Carolina, United States on January 5th, 1954 and is the Basketball Player. At the age of 70, Alex English biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Alexander English
Date of Birth
January 5, 1954
United States
Place of Birth
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
70 years old
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Actor, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player, Coach
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Dreher in Columbia, South Carolina; University of South Carolina
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Alex English Life

Alexander English (born January 5, 1954) is an American retired basketball player.

He was most recently an assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

He played college basketball at the University of South Carolina. Upon his arrival in Denver in 1980, English began an assault on the NBA scoring books.

He averaged 21 points over the 1979-80 season, including 28, 28, 28, 28, 28, 28, 28, 28, 28, 28, 28 (in the 1985-86 season), 29, 27, 26, and 18 points per game during his decade-long scoring spree.

He also coached the Nuggets to nine straight playoff appearances, two Midwest Division titles, and the 1985 Western Conference Finals.

During his tenure with Denver, English set 31 team records, and he was the top scorer in 55% of the Nuggets' games. English played for four franchises over his career, averaging 21.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game during his NBA career.

He was voted to eight NBA All-Star teams and three times to the All-NBA Second Team.

In 1992, his number two jersey was retired by the Denver Nuggets, and in 1997, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Early life

In Columbia, South Carolina, English was born and raised. While their parents worked in New York, he and his siblings lived with their grandmother for part of their childhood. During this period, English people were often subsisted on a single meal per day.

In Columbia, English students at Dreher High School. The high school's number 22 jersey was retired on January 31, 2020, which was a long time ago.

Personal life

English is a native of Blythewood, South Carolina, as of 2020.


Alex English Career

College career

From 1972 to 1976, English students at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He started every game over a four-year career and was arguably the first African-American sports star at the academy. He scored 1,972 points and became the third student at the university to see over 1,000 rebounds and connect on more than half of his field-goal attempts. In 1975 and 1976, English was selected to two independent All-America teams. "English students at the University of London developed aspirations that he still has in art, sculpture, literature, and, in particular, poetry." In 1976, he earned a bachelor's degree in English.

Professional career

In the second round of the 1976 NBA draft with the 23rd pick, the Milwaukee Bucks were drafted English. English struggling to integrate coach Don Nelson's rotation was difficult behind playing behind outstanding wings including Bob Dandridge, Junior Bridgeman, and Brian Winters. Despite this, English showed promise during the 1978 NBA Playoffs, scoring 13.4 points per game (third highest among all Bucks players this postseason) off the bench while assisting the Bucks over the Suns in the first round before losing to the Nuggets in a seven-game western conference semifinals series.

After being frustrated with a lack of playing time, English signed with the Indiana Pacers as a free agent in 1978–78. During the 1978–79 season on another rebuilding squad, English became a starter in Indiana and began to establish a reputation as a scorer.

George McGinnis, a former Pacers star from their ABA days, was traded to the Denver Nuggets midway through the 1979-80 season. McGinnis, who appeared in 1978-1979 as part of an All-Star season, was only a shadow of his former self and had to leave the sport by 1982. English went on to be a regular for the Nuggets.

In his first full season with the Nuggets in 1980-81, English averaged a high 23.8 points.

The team made it to playoff play in 1981-82, scoring an average of 25.4 points. He has been selected for the All-Star Team and the All-NBA Second Team. In 1982–83, English won the league scoring title by an average of 28.4 points per game, while teammate Kiki Vandeweghe finished second with a score of 26.7 points. Then, who was born in 1983-84, finished second in the league in scoring.

English's scoring average in the 1984-85 season increased his scoring average to 27.9 points to cover up some of Kiki Vandeweghe's departure. Denver won the division and securing the second seed in the Western Conference. In the 1985 playoffs, English averaged 30.2 points as the Nuggets defeated the San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz to face the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals, where they will meet the eventual NBA champion Lakers in five games. In Game 4, English suffered a right thumb injury, which required surgery and rendered him unable to participate in the remainder of the series. With the Nuggets already suffering from injuries, English's injury was thought to have almost guaranteed a Laker victory in the series. In a 2006 interview, English said, "I think that if I hadn't broken my thumb [...] we had a chance to defeat the Lakers."

In the ensuing 1985–86 season, English averaged 29.8 points per game, ranking third in the league behind Atlanta Hawks Dominique Wilkins and Utah Jazz Adrian Dantley. English set his All-Star career high by scoring 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting in 16 minutes off the bench for the West squad in 1986 NBA All-Star Game. During the 1986 NBA playoffs, England led the Nuggets over the Trail Blazers in the first round. In a six game series loss to the eventual western conference champion Rockets, English averaged 29.2 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists. During a 126-122 double overtime loss, English tied his own Nuggets single-game playoff points record of 42 points in the series's final game of the season on May 8, 1986.

In 1988, English was given the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for his community service efforts.

Following the 1989–90 season, in which English's scoring average fell to 17.9 and he almost failed to maintain his level of play in comparison to previous seasons, the Nuggets refused to re-sign him.

At the age of 36, English signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks, where he played off the bench for the first time. In 1991, he appeared in his last NBA game for the Mavericks.

English is the national team's most coveted NBA player since 1991-1992, and after a brief time with Basket Napoli in Italy, English left his playing career.

When English left the Denver Nuggets, he held almost every team record, including more career points (21,645), assists (3,679), games (893), and minutes (29,893), as well as the highest career scoring average (25.9) of any player. In 1992, the Nuggets discarded English's number 2 jersey. With a career that spans all-time scoring charts, English's career has landed him 19th on the NBA's all-time career scoring list as of 2019. While in Denver, England made the NBA All-Star Team eight times and the All-NBA Second Team three times. The team made the NBA playoffs nine times in a row and won two Midwest Division titles during his Nuggets tenure.

English retired with NBA career averages of 21.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. He was the first NBA player to score 2,000 points in eight seasons, and he has the honor of being the best NBA scorer in 1980s. In 1997, English was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Coaching career

English began coaching in the National Basketball Development League (now called the NBA G League) as the head coach of the North Charleston Lowgators in 2001-02. The Lowgators tied for the best record during the regular season and were disqualified in the championship series during the playoffs.

English joined the Atlanta Hawks' coaching staff before the 2002-03 NBA season. He was hired by the Philadelphia 76ers as an assistant coach the following year.

In 2004, English joined the Toronto Raptors as assistant coach and director of player growth. On June 5, 2009, it was revealed that English would remain with the Raptors as an assistant coach. English was not given a new deal after the team's recruitment of new head coach Dwane Casey, and his services were not retained.

English was added to the Sacramento Kings coaching staff under head coach Keith Smart on January 13, 2010. The 2012-13 assistant coaches, as well as English, will not be retained for the 2013–14 season, according to new Kings coach Michael Malone on June 5, 2013.