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Johnny Moore (basketball)

For other people named Johnny Moore, see Johnny Moore (disambiguation).
Johnny Moore
Personal information
Born (1958-03-03) March 3, 1958 (age 57)
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Altoona Area
(Altoona, Pennsylvania)
College Texas (1975–1979)
NBA draft 1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career 1980–1992
Position Point guard
Number 10, 00
Career history
As player:
19801987 San Antonio Spurs
1987 New Jersey Nets
1989 Tulsa Fast Breakers (CBA)
1989–1990 San Antonio Spurs
1992 Girona (Spain)
As coach:
2004–2005 Fresno Heatwave (ABA)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,890 (9.4 ppg)
Rebounds 1,548 (3.0 rpg)
Assists 3,866 (7.4 apg)
Stats at

John Brian "Johnny" Moore (born March 3, 1958) is a retired American professional player. He spent his entire NBA career playing point guard for the San Antonio Spurs, save one game for the New Jersey Nets. A rare illness caused Moore to have his career put on hold in early 1986.[1] [2]

NBA career

Over 520 games in his NBA career, Moore averaged 9.4 points, 7.4 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.96 steals per game, and a field goal percentage of 46.0.

Moore recorded 20 assists during three games in his career, once during the playoffs, making him one of only seven players to record 20 assists or more in a playoff game. He also had two games of nine or more steals in a game, being one of only 50 different players to record nine or more steals in a game.

Moore is one of seven players to have his number "00" retired by the Spurs.

Coaching career

Moore made his coaching debut in the 2010-11 season with the Austin Toros of the NBA D-League as an assistant coach.

In December of 2012 Moore was named head coach of the Corpus Christi Clutch of the American Basketball League.[3] 10 of 12 teams did not survive the first ABL season of 2013, including the Clutch.

In the Fall of 2013 Moore was named head coach the South Texas Stingrays, an expansion team in the ABA.[4] [5] Team majority owner Marlon Minifee (who also owns the Texas Fuel) decided not to bring back the Stingrays to Brownsville for 2014-15, opting to form a new team: Central Texas Swarm (now known as the Am-Mex Swarm). Moore is currently head coach of the Swarm.

See also


  1. ^ "A Career Takes A Shocking Turn Johnny Moore's Rare Illness Clouds Future, Jolts Spurs". 31 January 1986. 
  2. ^ "Basketball Therapy". SLAM online. 5 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Clutch Hire Spurs Great Johnny Moore". American Basketball League. 12 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Stingrays plan for pro hoops franchise". Brownsville Herald. 17 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Basketball coming to Brownsville". The Collegian. 14 October 2013. 

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