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Walt Hazzard

Full name: Walter Raphael "Walt" Hazzard
Other name(s): Mahdi Abdul-Rahman
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: April 15, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: UCLA Bruins, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

After starring at Philadelphia's Overbrook High School, Walt Hazzard played collegiate basketball at UCLA, but when he started there it was not the legendary basketball power it would later become. He had a big hand in that reputation getting its start, as he was the star of the team when they won their first NCAA title in 1964. For his efforts he was named All-American that year. After the 1964 Olympics, Hazzard joined the [Los Angeles Lakers] and played with them for three seasons. In 1967 he was traded to the [Seattle SuperSonics] where he had his best year, averaging 23.9 points per game, and playing in the NBA All-Star Game that year Hazzard played in the NBA through the 1974 season, ending up in Seattle after several seasons with [Atlanta], Buffalo, and [Golden State]. His career NBA record had him averaging 12.6 poiunts and 4.9 assist per game.

During his career, he embraced the Islam faith and played his last seasons under the name, Mahdi Abdul-Rahman, although he later returned to using his birthname as he felt the Islam name cost him professionally. Hazzard later became a coach, first coaching at Compton College and Chapman College near LA, before spending four seasons as head coach at his alma mater, 1985-88. He later served as a West Coast advance scout for the Lakers and was a special consultant for them.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1964-10-23 USA 73, URS 59 2
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1964-10-21 USA 62, PUR 42 6
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Group B Match #4 1 1964-10-11 USA 78, AUS 45 4
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Group B Match #7 1 1964-10-12 USA 77, FIN 51 5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Group B Match #9 1 1964-10-13 USA 60, PER 45 4
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Group B Match #13 1 1964-10-14 USA 83, URU 28 4
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Group B Match #20 1 1964-10-16 USA 69, YUG 61 7
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Group B Match #23 1 1964-10-17 USA 86, BRA 53 0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Basketball United States USA Group B Match #25 1 1964-10-18 USA 116, KOR 50 2
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