American retired professional basketball player Norm Nixon was a player of the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA (National Basketball Association). Norm was fortunate enough to play with Scavolini Pesaro, a professional basketball team in Pesaro, Italy. By showing extraordinary skill in every basketball match, he earned the title of two-time NBA All-Star.
Norm Nixon didn’t confine his career only to basketball, he did several other things along with playing basketball, like managing sports talent, becoming a basketball analyst, investing in different businesses, etc. Some verified sources certified that Norm Nixon’s net worth is estimated at $10 million.
If you want to know more about this gifted athlete’s life before fame, dating life, and what he’s been up to these days, then keep on reading.
Facts About Norm Nixon
|Celebrated Life||Norm Nixon|
|Real Name/Full Name||Norman Ellard Nixon|
|Birth Date||October 11, 1955,|
|Height||6 feet 2 inches|
|Wife/Spouse (Name)||Debbie Allen|
|Children||DeVaughn Nixon, Vivian Nichole Nixon, and Normand Ellard Nixon|
|Profession||Former Professional Basketball Player, Actor|
|Net Worth in 2021||$10 million|
Norm Nixon’s Early Life
Born on October 11, 1955, Nixon grew up in Macon, Georgia. His parents’ names are Mary Jo and Elmer Nixon. Nixon has two older brothers named Ken and Ron.
At the age of two, he saw his parents getting divorced. Young Nixon and his brothers were then sent to their maternal grandmother and great-aunt and they continue to grow in their shelter.
Nixon was a talented athlete since childhood. He was a student of Southwest High School and played both basketball and football. He received the offer of a free-agent tryout from the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as the Dallas Cowboys. In 1973, he led the Southwest team in the State High School basketball championship. Norm was also on the track team, ran the 440-yard dash, and won the regional title in the high jump.
Norm Nixon’s Personal Life
Nixon was happily married to Debbie Allen, who is at the same time an actress/producer/director/dancer. These two get hitched in 1984 and have three beautiful children named: DeVaughn Nixon, Vivian Nichole Nixon, and Normand Ellard Nixon.
Nixon and Debbie met through a film that was released in 1979 entitled The Fish That Saved Pittsburg.
Nixon’s children Vivian is now a professional dancer and Normand is a basketball player and attended Wofford College and Southern University. His older son DeVaughn portrayed his father in Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, an HBO drama series. Phylica Rashad, Nixon’s sister-in-law is an actress, director, and singer as well.
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Norm Nixon’s Age, Height, and Weight
Nixon is currently 66 years old. As he played basketball from high school, he had to maintain his health and body quite well. Even still, he is pretty healthy and fit and holds an impressive masculine personality. Nixon’s height is 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) and his weight is 170 Ib (77 Kg).
Norm Nixon Net Worth and Salary
As a professional NBA player and a successful entrepreneur, Norm Nixon’s career and personal life went smoothly. Since he was a part of many basketball games he earned a good amount of money from that. His current net worth as of May 2022 is roughly $10 million. However, he’s still not disclosed his yearly income and how much he charges for being a sports agent and analyst.
Norm Nixon’s Career
After completing his high school education, he went to Duquesne University and joined the basketball team. While being part of the Duquesne Duke, he scored 17.2 points, 5.5 assists, and 4 rebounds in each game.
In 1977, Norm Nixon joined NBA Draft and achieved overall 22nd place determined by the Los Angeles Lakers. When he was on this team, he played for six seasons and helped the team members to conquer two championships. Before the 1983/84 season was about to begin, the San Diego Clippers made a deal with Nixon for their team. He was in the All-Star team’s 1984-85 season with the Clippers.
In 1986, a tragic accident happened with Norm Nixon while playing a softball game, due to which he missed playing the 1985-86 season. This incident consumed most of his time on the injured list. And finally, in 1989 he retired from the game. But after retirement, he played in the Italian major league, Serie A for Scavolini Pesaro.
Eventually, Norm Nixon became a sports agent and started to represent big names like Samaki Walker, Jalen Rose, and Peter Warrick. With the support of his wife Debbie Allen, Nixon started DADA, a dance academy. He also worked for KABC-TV as an analyst and radio commentator. On top of that, Fox Sports West offered Nixon to work for them as a studio color analyst and he happily agreed.
Norm Nixon’s Awards and Achievements
- Nixon’s career achievements were quite impressive. He won two NBA champions (1980, 1982), two NBA All-Star (1982, 1985), NBA All-Rookie First Team (1978), Eastern 8 Player of the Year (1977), etc.
- He tried his luck in acting and did a film named The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh in 1979.
- As a sports agent he was the representative of Samaki Walker, Jalen Rose, and Peter Warrick.
- Nixon was an analyst, radio commentator, and studio color analyst for KABC-TV and Fox Sports West.
Norm Nixon’s Recent Activities
Norm Nixon is now being busy as a thriving entrepreneur and doing a lot of other stuff at the same time. In a recent interview, Nixon revealed that on weekdays he loves to spend time with Allen, children come over to their place, Allen cooks for them and they have a great meal together.