John "Hot Rod" Williams Basketball Center

John "Hot Rod" Williams (born August 9, 1962 in Sorrento, Louisiana) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA who had a 13-year career from 1986 to 1999. Williams, a 6' 11" power forward/center out of Tulane University, was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1985 NBA Draft with the 21st pick of the second round. He has also been a member of the Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks. Williams got the nickname "Hot Rod" as a baby due to his habit of scooting backwards across the floor while making engine-like sounds. Williams had a solid career at Tulane, but it ended in controversy. On March 27, 1985, Williams was arrested for suspicion of point shaving. According to the indictment, Williams had taken at least $8,550 from Gary Kranz for influencing point spreads in games against Southern Miss, Memphis State and Virginia Tech. Williams was charged with sports bribery and conspiracy; his first trial ended with a mistrial, but during his second trial a jury found him not guilty of all five counts. However, due to the trial, Williams spent the 1985–86 season playing for the United States Basketball League.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 9th, 1962
Nationality
United States of America
Places lived
Sorrento , Louisiana
pop. 1,511 (2013)

Education

1. Tulane University Colleges/University

Tulane University (officially The Tulane University of Louisiana or simply TU) is a private, nonsectarian research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Founded as a public medical college in 1834, the school grew into a comprehensive university in 1847 and was eventually privatized under the endowments of Paul Tulane and Josephine Louise Newcomb in 1884. Tulane is a member of the Association of American Universities and the colloquial Southern Ivy League.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2012. 961 mil. $
2010. 873 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1834
Headquarters
6823 St. Charles Avenue, 70118 - New Orleans, Louisiana
Undergraduates
2013. 8,352
2011. 8,338
2010. 7,754
2009. 7,133
Postgraduates
2013. 5,110
2011. 5,021
2010. 4,819
Acceptance rate
2013. 26.0 %
2011. 24.9 %
2010. 25.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.9 K $
2010. 38.3 K $
Official web page www.tulane.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Tulane University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1979., Basketball Center
b. 1962., Politician
b. 1966., Astronaut
b. 1967., Political activist
b. 1961., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1957., Visual Artist
b. 1957., Politician
b. 1959., U.S. Congressperson

Teams played 1

Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball

From To Position
1986 1995 Forward-center

The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. They began playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1970 as an expansion team. They play their home games at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavaliers first began play in the NBA in 1970 as an expansion team under the ownership of Nick Mileti. The father of Major League Baseball pitcher Brett Tomko, Jerry Tomko, submitted the winning entry to name the team the "Cavaliers" through a competition sponsored by the The Plain Dealer, supporters preferred it to "Jays", "Foresters" and "Presidents". Playing their home games at Cleveland Arena under the direction of head coach Bill Fitch, they compiled a league-worst 15–67 record. The team hoped to build around the number one 1971 draft pick Austin Carr who had set numerous scoring records at Notre Dame, but Carr severely injured his leg shortly into his pro career and never was able to realize his potential. The following seasons saw the Cavaliers gradually improve their on-court performance, thanks to season-by-season additions of talented players such as Bingo Smith, Jim Chones, Jim Cleamons and Dick Snyder.

General club info

Club founded 1970
Leagues
National Basketball Association
Stadiums
Quicken Loans Arena
1994 -

Coaches

Coach From To
Mike Brown 2013-04-24 2014-05-12
Mike Brown 2005-06 2010-05-24
David Blatt 2014

Social media

Official website

www.nba.com

Wikipedia article

Teammates partial list

1988 - 1994 - Forward
1991 - 1997 - Point guard
1986 - 1995 - Point guard
1986 - 1989 - Shooting guard
1986 - 1994 - Center

Basketball statistics 13

Seasson Team G AST Avg. AST Avg. BLK Avg. PF Avg. PTS Avg. REB Avg. STL Avg. TO BLK DREB FG % FGA FGM FT % FTA FTM OREB PF PTS REB STL 3FGA 3FGM TO 3P %
1986–87 NBA season Cleveland Cavaliers 80 154 1.9 2.1 2.5 14.6 7.9 0.7 1.7 167 407 0.485 897 435 0.745 400 298 222 197 1168 629 58 1 0 139 0.0
1987–88 NBA season Cleveland Cavaliers 77 103 1.3 1.9 2.6 10.9 6.6 0.8 1.4 145 347 0.477 663 316 0.756 279 211 159 203 843 506 61 1 0 104 0.0
1988–89 NBA season Cleveland Cavaliers 82 108 1.3 1.6 2.3 11.6 5.8 0.9 1.2 134 304 0.509 700 356 0.748 314 235 173 188 948 477 77 4 1 102 0.25
1989–90 NBA season Cleveland Cavaliers 82 168 2.0 2.0 2.6 16.8 8.1 1.0 1.7 167 443 0.493 1070 528 0.739 440 325 220 214 1381 663 86 0 0 143
1990–91 NBA season Cleveland Cavaliers 43 100 2.3 1.6 2.9 11.7 6.7 0.8 1.5 69 179 0.463 430 199 0.652 164 107 111 126 505 290 36 1 0 63 0.0
1991–92 NBA season Cleveland Cavaliers 80 196 2.5 2.3 2.4 11.9 7.6 0.8 1.0 182 379 0.503 678 341 0.752 359 270 228 191 952 607 60 4 0 83 0.0
1992–93 NBA season Cleveland Cavaliers 67 152 2.3 1.6 2.6 11.0 6.2 0.7 1.7 105 288 0.47 560 263 0.716 296 212 127 171 738 415 48 0 0 116
1993–94 NBA season Cleveland Cavaliers 76 193 2.5 1.7 2.9 13.7 7.6 1.0 1.8 130 368 0.478 825 394 0.728 346 252 207 219 1040 575 78 0 0 139
1994–95 NBA season Cleveland Cavaliers 74 192 2.6 1.4 2.9 12.6 6.9 1.1 2.0 101 334 0.452 810 366 0.685 286 196 173 211 929 507 83 5 1 149 0.2
1995–96 NBA season Phoenix Suns 62 62 1.0 1.5 2.7 7.3 6.0 0.7 1.0 90 243 0.453 397 180 0.731 130 95 129 170 455 372 46 1 0 62 0.0
1996–97 NBA season Phoenix Suns 68 100 1.5 1.3 2.6 8.0 8.3 1.0 1.0 88 384 0.49 416 204 0.672 198 133 178 176 541 562 67 2 0 66 0.0
1997–98 NBA season Phoenix Suns 71 48 0.7 0.8 1.9 3.6 4.4 0.5 0.4 60 205 0.47 202 95 0.699 93 65 107 135 255 312 34 0 0 28
1998–99 NBA season Dallas Mavericks 25 15 0.6 0.7 2.0 1.2 3.3 0.5 0.5 18 47 0.333 33 11 0.7 10 7 36 49 29 83 13 0 0 13

Abbrevations

G Games, AST Assists, BLK Blocks, DREB Defensive Rebounds, FG % Field Goal Percentage, FGA Field Goal Attempts, FGM Field goals made, FT % Free throws percentage, FTA Free throws attempted , FTM Free throws made, OREB Offensive Rebounds, PF Personal Fouls, PTS Points, REB Rebounds, STL Steals, 3FGA three-point field goals attempted, 3FGM three-point field goals made, TO turnovers, 3P % 3-Point Field Goal Percentage

Awards won

1987 NBA All-Rookie Team

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with

Wikipedia

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