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Norman Ellard Nixon was born on 11 October 1955, in Macon, Georgia USA. He is a retired professional basketball player, best known for playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 12 seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers, since when he has been involved in coaching and broadcasting. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Norm Nixon? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through a successful career in basketball. Aside from playing, he has also tried his hand at managing sports talents and also went into several business ventures. He also became a basketball analyst, and all of these ensured the current position of his wealth.
Norm Nixon Net Worth $10 million
Norm attended Southwest High School, playing both football and basketball. He showed talent in both sports and was even offered try-outs for professional football teams such as the Dallas Cowboys. In basketball, he helped the team reach the 1973 state high school basketball championship, and joined the track team and won a regional title in the high jump. After matriculating, he attended Duquesne University and played basketball during his time there, averaging 17.2 points, 5.5 assists, and 4 rebounds per game as part of the Duquesne Dukes. He also held the record for career assists with the team, and would earn numerous awards during his run.
Norm joined the 1977 NBA Draft, and was selected as the 22nd overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers. He played six seasons with the team, and would help them to two championships. His run with the team was successful, and this helped elevate his net worth with high valued contracts. After defeating the Philadelphia 76ers twice to earn championships, they would face again in 1983, but would lose. In other play-off appearances, the Lakers would be defeated by eventual Western Conference Champions. Before the start of the 1983-84 season, Nixon was traded to the San Diego Clippers and during his first year with the team, led the league in assists. During this time, he became part of the All-Star game for the second time in his career. However, after a few good years he would spend most of his time on the injured list, and the Clippers had difficulty getting to the playoffs without him. One of the injuries that side lined him for a long time was a ruptured Achilles tendon that happened during practice. During his time in the NBA, he averaged 15.7 points, and 8.3 assists per game.
After retiring from the NBA, Norm tried his hand in the Italian Serie A league, playing for Scavolini Pesaro. Afterwards, he became a sports agent and has represented many big names including Samaki Walker, Jalen Rose, Peter Warrick, and LL Cool J. He also started several businesses, including the Debbie Allen Dance Academy or DADA. He has served as an analyst and radio commentator for KABC-TV, and also found work as a studio color analyst for Fox Sports West. Aside from these, Nixon also made a brief appearance in the film “The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh”, which also included Julius Erving and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
For his personal life, it is known that Norm has been married to actress Debbie Allen since 1984 and they have three children, who would all become well-known names as well, with DeVaughn becoming an actor, Vivian a dancer, and Norman Jr. a basketball player.