Birthplace: Hartford, CT
NBA Seasons: 18
NBA Titles: 1
Coach 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 Detroit Pistons’ popular late-eighties team, Mahorn remains one of the most popular athletes in the city’s history.
Mahorn was dubbed by Piston 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 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 returned to his stellar NBA career, playing for the New Jersey Nets and again for the 76ers and Pistons.