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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1999 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 10, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5219/show/5026.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1999 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5219/show/5026

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1999 - Sports, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed July 10, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5219/show/5026.

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Title Houstonian 1999
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Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript Clyde Drexler The Cougars won their first Southwest Conference championship in 1983 after a 16-0 record ending the season as the top-ranked team by AP and UPI. Clyde again earned first-team All-America honors while leading the "Phi Slama Jama" team to a second straight NCAA Final Four and the Cougar's first NCAA championship. The Cougars won against Louisville 94-81 in the national semifinals. The two teams' exciting dunks and spectacular plays is still considered one of the best games in NCAA Tournament history. The Cougars then lost a bitter game to North Carolina Sate 54-52 which would have given the Cougars their first national championship. After a stunning collegiate career, Clyde ended his playing career at UH as the only Cougar to amass 1,000 points, 900 rebounds, The Houston Rockets traded for Clyde in 1995, reuniting him with Olajuwon. Together the former Cougar stars played important roles in leading the Rockets to two second consecutive NBA Championships. Two years later, Clyde and Olajuwon again led the Rockets to the 1997 Western Conference Finals. In 1997-98, Clyde led the team in scoring with 18 points per game, and averaged 4.9 rebounds, 5 assists and 1.8 steals. Following that season, Clyde assumed the coaching duties at UH. "After 15 years, its was time to do something else," said Clyde. "This is a new chapter in my career and a new challenge, but I am ready for it. "I've been a student of the game, and I went from playing for one legend in Guy Lewis at UH to Jack Ramsey with Portland. I also learned a lot from RudyTomjanovich and Rick Adelman." Originally, Clyde planned to take some time to finish his degree "I couldn't have planned it any better than this because it's an opportunity to be part off something special and where we get to shape the lives off young men." 300 assists and 250 steals in his career. He still holds the record for most steals with a total of 268. After leaving UH, Clyde began his historic 15-year NBA career. In November 1996, Clyde joined fellow Cougars Hakeem Olajuwon and Elvin Hayes as the only three players from one school to score 20,000 career points in the NBA. In 1996-97, Drexler was named one of the NBA's 50 greatest players, and was a member of the original "Dream Team" that won the 1992 Olympic Gold Medal in Barcelona, Spain. Clyde was selected to 10 NBA All-Star games and in 1992, Drexler was runner-up for the NBA's MVP Award. Clyde's NBA career began in 1983 with the Portland Trailblazers where he played 11 seasons and became the franchise's all-time leader in nearly all statistical categories. He held Portland's records for most games played, minutes played, points, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, total rebounds and offensive rebounds, and steals. He led the Trailblazers to the playoffs during each of the 11 seasons and to the NBA Finals in 1990 and 1992. and spend time with his wife and their children. Those plans changed in March of 1998 when he became "Coach Clyde." In order to accept the assignment, Clyde was required to complete his degree. "Getting the degree is a promise I made to Mom 15 years ago," said Clyde. "I feel that you should finish anything that you start. One of the things that I have missed is the peace of mind knowing I completed requirements for my degree. It's going to be a challenge to coach and take classes, but I'm looking forward to it. 64 • Sports