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Monday, January 29, 2018

Sidney Moncrief To Speak at UACCM Event

Sidney Moncrief — the former Razorback All-American, five-time NBA All Star, and two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year — will give a presentation titled “Achieving Greatness” on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium on campus. This event is being held in celebration of Black History Month.

Sidney Moncrief

Moncrief, a Little Rock native, was part of the team that carried the Arkansas Razorbacks men’s basketball team to the Southwest Conference championship, as well as a Final Four appearance in 1978. He held the university’s all-time leading scorer record until Todd Day broke his record in 1992.

As the 5th overall draft pick in the NBA, Moncrief went to the Milwaukee Bucks in 1979, spending the next 10 seasons with the team, and garnering a reputation as a tenaciously defensive player on the court. In a Los Angeles Times article, basketball legend Michael Jordan told a reporter, “When you play against Moncrief, you’re in for a night of all-around basketball. He’ll hound you everywhere you go, both ends of the court. You just expect it.” The Bucks retired Moncrief’s No. 4 jersey in 1990.

He later went on to coach the men’s basketball team at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock during the 1999-2000 season. In 2006, Moncrief signed on as head coach of the Fort Worth Flyers, a professional basketball team in the NBA D-League. He rejoined the NBA in October 2007 as a shooting coach for the Golden State Warriors, and in 2011 returned to the Milwaukee Bucks as an assistant coach.

Today, Moncrief leads One Team — a high performance people development company that helps youth and adults build communication, leadership, and teamwork skills — alongside his wife, Takisha Moncrief, who is a former teacher, literacy coach, school improvement supervisor, and professional development specialist.

Moncrief will begin his presentation at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium, with doors opening 30 minutes prior. The event is free, open to the public, and suitable for all ages. Attendees will have a chance to ask Moncrief questions after the presentation.

For more information, contact Mary Newsome at (501) 977-2044, or at newsome@uaccm.edu. If you have an accommodation need for any UACCM event or service, please contact Counseling Services at (501) 977-2095. 

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