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Sidney Moncrief
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Basketball Player
    (September 21, 1957- )
    Born in Little Rock, Arkansas
    Drafted fifth overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1979 NBA Draft
    Shooting guard for the Milwaukee Bucks (1979-90) and the Atlanta Hawks (1990-91)
    NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1983-84)
    Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (2019)
    Head coach for the University of Arkansas-Little Rock men's basketball team (1999-2000) and the Fort Worth Flyers (2006-07)
    Assistant coach for the Milwaukee Bucks (2011-13)
    His nickname was 'Sid the Squid.'
    He was part of a Bucks team that struggled in their playoff performances, which cost him a chance to play in an NBA Finals.
    Despite playing the majority of his career in Milwaukee, he elected to spend his final season in Atlanta.
    He was relegated to bench duties during his lone season with the Hawks.
    He recorded a 4-24 record in his lone season as the head coach for the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, which played a role in his dismissal (2000).
    He was credited with renewing interest in the Arkansas men's basketball program.
    He was the first player in NBA history to win the Defensive Player of the Year Award.
    He holds the Bucks franchise records in career free throws and career free throw attempts.
    His hard nosed defensive style of play earned him the respect of fellow contemporaries like Michael Jordan and Larry Bird.
    Despite not playing on a championship team, he was considered one of greatest shooting guards of his time by basketball pundits.

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