Who is Adam Morrison?
Adam Morrison is an American former basketball player who played for the Gonzaga Bulldogs at Gonzaga University and for NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats and Los Angeles Lakers. Since 2017, he has been serving as an assistant coach at Mead High School. Born in Glendive, Montana, to a basketball coach, Morrison along with his family frequently moved around USA until his father left coaching. In his 8th grade, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes but the condition couldn’t keep him from becoming a basketball star at Mead Senior High School. In 2003, Morrison enrolled at Gonzaga University where he played for the Gonzaga Bulldogs and was named one of the top players. He was selected in the NBA draft by the Charlotte Bobcats in 2006. The talented basketball player then went on to earn numerous titles. He was the Turkish Cup champion once and NBA champion twice. A father of three, Morrison currently lives with his girlfriend and kids in Spokane.
School & College Career
Adam Morrison played basketball in Mead Senior High School and led his team to the finals of the state tournament. He scored 37 points in a losing effort despite playing with hypoglycemia in the final match.
In 2003, he began playing for the Gonzaga Bulldogs at Gonzaga University. In his freshman year, he scored 11.4 points per game against St. Mary's and helped his team lift the West Coast Conference (WCC) regular-season trophy. In his junior year during the 2005–06 season, Morrison scored 43 points in a win over Michigan State in the semifinal game. He later led his team to the 2006 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen match where they lost to UCLA.
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In 2006, Adam Morrison was selected by the Charlotte Bobcats as the 3rd overall pick in their NBA draft. He made his NBA debut on November 1, 2006, in a match against the Indiana Pacers where he scored 14 points. In December the same year, he registered his career high score by scoring 30 points in a victory against the Indiana Pacers.
On February 7, 2009, Morrison was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers where he won the NBA championships in 2009 and 2010. After his release from the Lakers, he was acquired by the Washington Wizards but was released at the end of the training camp in 2010. He then played the majority of the 2011–12 season for Beşiktaş Milangaz. The talented player left the team in April 2012. He next played for the Brooklyn Nets in the 2012 NBA Summer League, averaging 5.2 points in five games. Morrison then collaborated with the Los Angeles Clippers and averaged 20.0 points in the Summer League with them. On September 21, 2012, he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers but was waived the following month.
Adam Morrison played for various junior national teams. He was selected to train for the 2006 FIBA World Championship but couldn’t make it to the final squad for the tournament.
In July 2013, Adam Morrison joined Gonzaga as a student assistant for the basketball team. After obtaining his undergraduate degree in 2014, he served as an assistant video coordinator for the Gonzaga Bulldogs for the 2014–15 season.Since 2017, he has been working as an assistant coach at Mead High School.
Family & Personal Life
Adam Morrison was born on July 19, 1984, in Glendive, Montana, USA. His father John served as a basketball coach and worked at Casper College, Dakota Wesleyan University, and Dawson Community College. He left coaching when Morrison was in the 4th grade and the family settled in Spokane, Washington.
Currently, the retired basketball player resides with his girlfriend and three kids, a son and two daughters. He has been suffering from type 1 diabetes since the age of 13.