Warriors legend, Hall of NBA 2K17 Coins



OAKLAND, Calif. — Nate Thurmond, voted one of the 50 Greatest Players in 


NBA 2K17 Coins history and a member of the Warriors organization for more than four 


decades as both a player and a Community Relations Ambassador, passed away 


this morning in San Francisco at the age of 74 after a short battle with 


leukemia.

Considered one of the best centers to ever play the game of basketball, 


Thurmond was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 


in 1985. A seven-time NBA All-Star, he earned NBA All-Defensive First or 


Second Team accolades five times. His Warriors jersey #42 was retired on 


March 8, 1978, one of six players to have his number retired by the 


Warriors along with Alvin Attles (#16), Rick Barry (#24), Wilt Chamberlain 


(#13), Tom Meschery (#14) and Chris Mullin (#17).

Over a 14 year NBA career -- the first 11 of which were played with the 


San Francisco and Golden State Warriors -- Thurmond held averages of 15.0 


points and 15.0 rebounds per game, including averaging 20.5 points and 


22.0 rebounds during the 1967-68 campaign to join Wilt Chamberlain as the 


only Warriors to post at least 20 points and 20 boards in a single season. 


"Big Nate," who was selected third overall by the San Francisco Warriors 


in the 1963 NBA Draft following his collegiate career at Bowling Green, 


remains the franchise's all-time leader in rebounds (12,771) and minutes 


played (30,735). Thurmond became the first player to record an official 


quadruple-double as a member of the Chicago Bulls, tallying 22 points, 14 


rebounds, 13 assists and 12 blocks against the Atlanta Hawks on October 


18, 1974 (see attached for the box score provided by the Elias Sports 


Bureau). Following his illustrious playing career, Thurmond spent more 


than 30 years as a valued asset to the Warriors' community relations department.

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