Nazr Tahiru Mohammed is an American former professional basketball player who had a journeyman career in the National Basketball Association, playing for eight different teams over 18 seasons.
17 Facts About Nazr Mohammed
Nazr Mohammed is the current general manager of the Oklahoma City Blue and a pro scout for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The son of Alhaji Muhammad, an entrepreneur from Ghana, Mohammed was raised in Chicago and attended high school at Kenwood Academy, graduating in 1995.
Nazr Mohammed entered the University of Kentucky in the fall of 1995 at a hefty 315 pounds, and saw little playing time during their NCAA Championship season.
Nazr Mohammed shared the starting post position with Magloire in 1998, and they brought the NCAA Championship home to Kentucky, for the second time in three years.
Nazr Mohammed was selected by the Utah Jazz in the first round, as the 29th pick overall.
Nazr Mohammed spent two and a half seasons in Philadelphia before being traded in February 2001 to the Atlanta Hawks along with an injured Theo Ratliff in exchange for Hall of Fame center Dikembe Mutombo.
Nazr Mohammed won his first and only championship in 2005 with the Spurs as a member of their starting lineup.
Nazr Mohammed was a key contributor to the team's first round series victory over the Sacramento Kings, averaging 7.0 points per game and nailing his second career three-point basket late in Game 1.
Nazr Mohammed played sparingly in the team's second round series loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
Nazr Mohammed averaged 5.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in 51 games, with about 15 minutes of action per game.
Nazr Mohammed was traded from the Pistons to the Charlotte Bobcats on December 14,2007, in exchange for Primoz Brezec and Walter Herrmann.
Nazr Mohammed reached the 2012 NBA Finals with the Thunder, but the team lost to the Miami Heat 4 games to 1.
On July 27,2012, Nazr Mohammed signed with his hometown team, the Chicago Bulls.
In March 2016, Nazr Mohammed came out of retirement in order to return to the NBA.
Nazr Mohammed created The Nazr Mohammed Foundation which is committed to being a charitable member of the global community by supporting a multitude of worthy causes through personal donations, fundraisers, camps, grants and scholarships and in August 2012, his foundation hosted the Kenwood Academy Capital Improvements Fundraiser.
Nazr Mohammed studied Business Management at Kentucky and graduated in May 2020 with a Bachelor's of Arts and Sciences.