40 Facts About Reggie Theus


Reginald Wayne Theus was born on October 13,1957 and is an American basketball coach and former player.


Reggie Theus played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association, where he was a two-time NBA All-Star.


Reggie Theus was the head coach for the NBA's Sacramento Kings and in college with the New Mexico State Aggies and the Cal State Northridge Matadors men's teams.


Reggie Theus was an assistant coach for the Louisville Cardinals under Rick Pitino.


Reggie Theus was one of four children of Felix and Willie Mae Reggie Theus.


Reggie Theus's father had a janitorial business and died before Reggie's senior year in high school.


Reggie Theus played college basketball at UNLV for head coach Jerry Tarkanian from 1976 to 1978.


In three seasons with the Runnin' Rebels, Reggie Theus averaged 12.9 points, 4.4 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game.


Reggie Theus, who became one of the best players to ever don a UNLV uniform, shot 81 percent from the free-throw line for his career while amassing 1,177 career points, 401 career assists and 389 career rebounds in just 91 collegiate games.


Reggie Theus averaged 14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game while shooting 81.8 percent from the free-throw line and 49.7 percent from the field as a sophomore.


In 1989, Reggie Theus was inducted into the UNLV Athletic Hall of Fame and in 1997 he became one of only eight players in school history to have his jersey retired by the Rebels.


Reggie Theus was second on the team in scoring behind Artis Gilmore, a future Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee.


Reggie Theus garnered the nickname "Rush Street Reggie" while playing in Chicago for owning an apartment on that street and having an active social life around that area, being frequently spotted at the city night spots.


Reggie Theus was the leading scorer in game 3 with 26 points, and he averaged 19.8 points and 6.3 assists over the six playoff games.


On February 14,1984, Reggie Theus was traded to the Kansas City Kings for Steve Johnson and three second round draft picks, a move that saddened many Chicago fans who enjoyed Reggie Theus' enthusiasm and energy; however, this indirectly freed up a spot for a shooting guard on the Bulls, part of a series of events that eventually led to their drafting of Michael Jordan that off-season.


Reggie Theus played for five coaches in five and a half seasons in Chicago: Jerry Sloan, Phil Johnson, Rod Thorn, Paul Westhead, and Kevin Loughery.


Reggie Theus averaged 18.8 points and 5.6 assists in 441 games in Chicago.


Reggie Theus continued his impressive play with the Kansas City Kings and Kansas City won 12 of their first 17 games after Reggie Theus joined the team.


Reggie Theus averaged 16.4 points and 8.0 assists in 30 games with the Kings, as the Kings qualified for the playoffs under Coach Phil Johnson, who had coached Theus in Chicago in 1982,.


Over his four seasons with the Kings, Reggie Theus became a key scorer and distributor, averaging 18.8 points and 8.1 assists in 346 games with the Kings.


On June 27,1988, Reggie Theus was traded by the Kings to the Atlanta Hawks with a third round pick for Randy Wittman and a first round pick.


Reggie Theus averaged 18.9 points and 5.4 assists with the Magic.


Reggie Theus had career totals of 19,015 points and 6,453 assists, averaging 18.5 and 6.3 in 1026 NBA games.


Reggie Theus played one season in Italy for Ranger Varese before retiring from basketball altogether in 1992.


Reggie Theus played along with Aris in the Greek Cup Final in 1993.


In 2005, Reggie Theus was hired by the New Mexico State Aggies as the head coach of the men's basketball team after the retirement of head coach Lou Henson.


Reggie Theus was named the head coach of California State University Northridge in 2013.


On June 19,2007, Reggie Theus was hired by the Maloof brothers and guaranteed three years as head coach of the Sacramento Kings.


Reggie Theus noted his hiring as coach had brought his career to "full circle", as he once played in the NBA with the Kings.


On December 15,2008, Reggie Theus was fired by the Kings and the team announced that their assistant coach Kenny Natt would lead the team in the interim period.


Reggie Theus was an assistant coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves under head coach Kurt Rambis from 2009 to 2011.


Reggie Theus became the head coach of the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League in October 2012.


Reggie Theus hosted various talk shows in Sacramento, Orlando and Atlanta.


For several years Reggie Theus served as a studio analyst for Turner Sports and the Los Angeles Lakers.


Reggie Theus was one of the original panelists on The Best Damn Sports Show Period.


Reggie Theus portrayed a high school basketball coach named Bill Fuller in the TNBC Saturday morning sitcom Hang Time from 1995 to 1997.


Reggie Theus did in-game color commentary and was the pre-game co-host for "SlamBall" for the 2002 season.


Reggie Theus provided the commentary for the video game NBA Live 2000.


Reggie Theus made cameos in the films Book of Love, Forget Paris and Like Mike.


Reggie Theus called Pac-12 basketball with Barry Tompkins on Fox Sports Net.