23 Facts About Sidney Moncrief


Sidney Alvin Moncrief was born on September 21,1957 and is an American former professional basketball player.


Sidney Moncrief was a five-time NBA All-Star and won the first two NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards in 1983 and 1984.


Sidney Moncrief was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2019.


Sidney Moncrief led the Razorbacks to the SWC regular season championship in 1977,1978, and 1979, and the SWC Tournament championship in 1977 and 1979.


Sidney Moncrief was part of the 1978 Final Four run for Arkansas, that saw the Razorbacks lose to eventual champion Kentucky in the semi-finals, and then defeat Notre Dame in the last 3rd place game ever played at the NCAA Final Four.


Sidney Moncrief's jersey was retired not long after he graduated from school and went on to the NBA, and is one of only two, along with Corliss Williamson.


Sidney Moncrief was the school's all-time leading scorer until Todd Day broke his record in 1992.

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On November 10,2014 Sidney Moncrief was inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.


Sidney Moncrief was the first player in Arkansas' program history to have his number retired.


Sidney Moncrief has been inducted into the University of Arkansas Hall of Honor.


On December 5,1982, in a loss against the New Jersey Nets, Sidney Moncrief recorded a career-high 7 steals.


That postseason, Sidney Moncrief led the Bucks to a sweep of Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics in the second round, averaging 23.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4 assists per game, and being on the dunking end of an alley-oop pass from Brian Winters to help put away the Game 4 win.


Sidney Moncrief would retire for the first time at the conclusion of that year's postseason, an Eastern Semifinals loss to the eventual champion Detroit Pistons.


On May 2,1991, Sidney Moncrief scored 23 points in only 22 minutes during a Game 4 victory against the Detroit Pistons, although the Hawks would go on to lose the series.


Sidney Moncrief averaged over 20 points per game in four seasons of his career and finished his 11-season NBA career with an average of 15.6 PPG.


Sidney Moncrief still holds the Bucks records for career free throws and career free throw attempts, as well as career offensive rating.


Sidney Moncrief's career was hampered by a degenerative knee condition that affected the cartilage in both of his knees.


Sidney Moncrief was elected to the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.


Sidney Moncrief was finally elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2019.


In 2006, Sidney Moncrief returned to basketball as the head coach of the Fort Worth Flyers, a professional basketball team in the NBA D-League.


Sidney Moncrief rejoined the NBA in October 2007 when he became the shooting coach for the Golden State Warriors.


Sidney Moncrief's son Brett was a wide receiver for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Troy University.


On May 15,2021, Sidney Moncrief spoke at the posthumous Hall of Fame enshrinement of his former coach Eddie Sutton.