Stacey Orlando Augmon (born August 1, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player, formerly in the NBA. He gained the nickname “Plastic Man” due to his athletic ability to “stretch”. He is currently an assistant coach at his alma mater UNLV under Dave Rice.
Augmon was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks with the ninth pick of the 1991 NBA Draft. Upon Augmon being chosen, Bill Walton famously said “Russell begat Kareem, Kareem begat Magic, and so Magic has begat the Plastic Man.” He was the first player in the top ten draft picks to work out a deal, a 5-year contract worth between 6.5 and 7 million dollars. Augmon has played for the Hawks, the Detroit Pistons, the Portland Trail Blazers, the Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets, and the Magic. He holds a scoring average of 8.0 points per game throughout his career.
The Magic decided not to re-sign Augmon for the 2006-07 NBA season, making him an unrestricted free agent. On October 3, 2007, the Denver Nuggets announced the signing of the 15-year veteran, but he was later waived on the 24th. One month and three days later, Denver re-hired Augmon, this time as a player development coach.
Career highlights and awards
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1992)
NCAA champion (1990)
Consensus second-team All-American (1991)
Big West Conference Player of the Year (1989)
Competitor for United States
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Seoul National team
FIBA U19 World Championship
Silver medal – second place 1987 Bormio National team
Gold medal – first place 1989 Duisburg National team