Norm Nixon Net Worth

Norm Nixon Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

$10 Million

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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.

Full NameNorm Nixon
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 11, 1955
Place Of BirthMacon, Georgia, United States
ProfessionBasketball player
EducationDuquesne University
SpouseDebbie Allen
ChildrenVivian Nixon, Norman Nixon Jr., DeVaughn Nixon
ParentsMary Jo Nixon, Elmer Nixon
SiblingsKen Nixon, Ron Nixon
AwardsNBA All-Rookie Team
1Father of basketball player Norman Nixon Jr. (born 1987) and dancer Vivian Nixon (born 1984).
2Brother-in-law of Phylicia Rashad. Ex-brother-in-law of Ahmad Rashad.
3Guard for Los Angeles Lakers (1977-1983) and San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers (1983-1986 and 1988-1989) of NBA and Scavolini Pesaro of Italian League (1988-1989).
4Named to 1978 NBA All-Rookie team.
5Member of 1980 and 1982 NBA Championship teams.
6Was always a Laker fan favorite, but he and Earvin "Magic" Johnson reportedly never got along. Their strife, however, didn't keep the Lakers from two NBA titles in 1979-1980 and 1981-1982 with the two forming one of the most potent guard tandems in NBA history. The conflict apparently reached a boiling point after the 1982-1983 season, when the Lakers traded Nixon to the cross-town Los Angeles Clippers for a first-round draft pick, which became Byron Scott. Laker fans expressed their discontent with the trade by roundly booing Scott for most of his early years with the team.
7He is an L.A. Lakers star.


The Secret Life of the American Teenager2013TV SeriesOmar's Dad
In the House1995TV SeriesOfficer Davis
Out-of-Sync1995Basketball Player #1
Mona Must Die1994Irv von Snead
The Royal Family1992TV SeriesFred
A Different World1989TV SeriesNorm
The Bronx Zoo1987TV SeriesCoach
Fame1984TV SeriesS.T. Gray
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh1979Basketball Player (as Norm Nixon)


The Debbie Allen Special1989TV Special executive producer


Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1989TV Series writer - 1 episode


Bedazzled2000basketball consultant


Four Square Miles to GloryDocumentary post-productionHimself
Essence Ninth Annual Black Women in Hollywood2016TV MovieHimself
Basketball Man2007Video documentaryHimself
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
1985 NBA All-Star Game1985TV SpecialHimself
1982 NBA All-Star Game1982TV SpecialHimself
The NBA on CBS1981TV SeriesHimself

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