22 Facts About Kurt Rambis

1. Kurt Rambis currently lives in Manhattan Beach, California with his wife, Linda and their 3 children in the offseason.

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2. Kurt Rambis played for the Charlotte Hornets, Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings before returning to the Lakers in 1993.

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3. Kurt Rambis was released from the Knicks in training camp.

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4. Kurt Rambis actually got his professional basketball start with the New York Knicks.

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5. Kurt Rambis had actually, briefly, coached the Lakers once before in a head coaching capacity.

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6. Kurt Rambis was brought in to New York prior to last season to help then-rookie head coach Derek Fisher write up practice plans, select training-camp offensive and defensive drills and often help give discourse in the triangle offense.

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7. Kurt Rambis made a cameo guest appearance in season 8 of the hit show Married.

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8. Kurt Rambis guest-starred in season one of Sweet Valley High in episode thirteen "Club X" as a friend of Elizabeth and in an episode of the Commish as a basketball player.

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9. Kurt Rambis had a recurring role as Coach Cleary in the family drama 7th Heaven.

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10. In September 2018, Kurt Rambis rejoined the Lakers as a senior basketball adviser.

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11. In 2007, Kurt Rambis interviewed for the Sacramento Kings' coaching job.

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12. Kurt Rambis was hired again as an assistant in 2005, along with former player Brian Shaw, helping the Lakers to another pair of finals in 2008 and 2009.

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13. Kurt Rambis finally retired with the Lakers in 1995 after 14 years in the NBA.

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14. Kurt Rambis usually wore a thick moustache and thick-rimmed black glasses, prompting Lakers announcer Chick Hearn to nickname him "Superman".

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15. Kurt Rambis played for the Charlotte Hornets, Phoenix Suns, and Sacramento Kings before returning to the Lakers in 1993.

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16. Kurt Rambis was re-signed by the Knicks in 1981 but never played a game for them.

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17. Kurt Rambis was drafted by the New York Knicks as the 58th pick in the 1980 NBA draft, but he was waived by the Knicks.

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18. Kurt Rambis graduated from Santa Clara University, where he played from 1976 to 1980, becoming its second leading rebounder and all-time leading scorer with 1,736 points.

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19. Kurt Rambis won two league championship as an assistant coach with the Lakers.

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20. Kurt Rambis became a coach, and has served as head coach for the Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves and the Knicks.

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21. Kurt Rambis was selected by the New York Knicks in the third round of the 1980 NBA draft, but began his career in Greece with AEK Athens before joining the Lakers.

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22. Kurt Rambis was a key member of the Showtime era Lakers and was extremely popular for his hard-nosed blue collar play.

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