Birthplace: Hartford, CT
NBA Seasons: 18
NBA Titles: 1
After making his mark on two prior BIG3 teams, 2017 BIG3 Coach of the Year Rick Mahorn will attempt to guide the Aliens to their first postseason appearance. Mahorn, who takes over for Mike Bibby as coach, has been a fundamental presence since the league’s 2017 launch, helping to build it from the ground up and consistently drawing attention to the BIG3 on multiple platforms.
In the league’s inaugural campaign, Mahorn guided Trilogy to the BIG3 championship, producing a stellar season that included nine consecutive victories. After a disappointing 2018 campaign that saw Trilogy miss the playoffs, Mahorn took over the expansion Enemies and coached them to a respectable 3-5 record.
Derrick Allen “Rick” Mahorn is an 18 season NBA veteran, NBA champion and popular radio analyst for the Detroit Pistons. One of the “Bad Boys” of the Pistons’ popular late-eighties team, Mahorn remains one of the most revered athletes in the city’s history.
Dubbed by Pistons announcer George Blaha as the “Baddest Bad Boy of them all,” Mahorn gained a reputation for his physical but effective style of play. He served as a team leader of the Detroit Bad Boys teams of the late 1980s, winning an NBA Championship in 1989 along with Hall of Famers Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars and Dennis Rodman. After leaving the Pistons, Mahorn began his first stint with the Philadelphia 76ers, where he teamed with superstar Charles Barkley to form the top-rebounding duo nicknamed “Thump N’ Bump.” After two seasons, Mahorn moved to the Italian Serie A for the 1991–92 season. He later returned to his stellar NBA career, playing for the New Jersey Nets and again for the 76ers and Pistons.