Tariq Abdul-Wahad

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Tariq Abdul-Wahad
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Age 41
Birthday 3 November, 1974
Birthplace Maisons Alfort, France
Height 6' 6" (198 cm)
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Nationality French
Occupation Basketball
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Tariq Abdul-Wahad (born Olivier Michael Saint-Jean; November 3, 1974) is a French basketball coach and former player. Abdul-Wahad is the current head coach of varsity boys' basketball at Lincoln High School of San Jose, California. As Olivier Saint-Jean, he played college basketball at Michigan and San Jose State. In 1997, the Sacramento Kings selected Saint-Jean in the first round of the NBA Draft as the 11th overall pick, and Saint-Jean converted to Islam and changed his name to Tariq Abdul-Wahad. From 1997 to 2003, Abdul-Wahad played in the NBA for the Kings, Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets, and Dallas Mavericks. He was the first player to be raised in France and play in the NBA.

NBA Statistics

Season Team G MP FG FG% FT FT% ORB DRB TRB A S B TO PF PTS
1997/98 SAC 59 959 144 0.40 84 0.67 44 72 116 51 35 13 65 81 376
1998/99 SAC 49 1205 177 0.44 94 0.69 72 114 186 50 50 16 70 121 454
1999/00 DEN 15 373 51 0.39 31 0.74 24 28 52 26 6 12 19 31 134
1999/00 ORL 46 1205 223 0.43 115 0.76 77 162 239 72 53 16 87 116 563
2000/01 DEN 29 420 43 0.39 21 0.58 14 45 59 22 14 13 34 54 111
2001/02 DAL 4 24 0 0.00 0 0.00 2 4 6 2 2 1 3 5 0
2001/02 DEN 20 417 55 0.38 24 0.75 39 39 78 22 18 9 24 51 135
2002/03 DAL 14 204 27 0.47 3 0.50 14 26 40 21 6 3 7 26 57

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