Mickey Johnson

Wallace Edgar "Mickey" Johnson (born August 31, 1952) is a retired American National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player.

Mickey Johnson
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Johnson at a Summer 2015 youth clinic
Personal information
Born (1952-08-31) August 31, 1952 (age 68)
Chicago, Illinois
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolLindblom Technical (Chicago, Illinois)
CollegeAurora (1970–1974)
NBA draft1974 / Round: 4 / Pick: 56th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career1974–1986
PositionPower forward
Number8, 3
Career history
19741979Chicago Bulls
1979–1980Indiana Pacers
19801982Milwaukee Bucks
1982–1983New Jersey Nets
19831984Golden State Warriors
1985–1986New Jersey Nets
Career NBA statistics
Points12,748 (14.1 ppg)
Rebounds6,465 (7.2 rpg)
Assists2,677 (3.0 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com


After graduating from Chicago's Lindblom High School and playing collegiately at tiny Aurora College, the 6' 10" forward/center was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the fourth round of the 1974 NBA Draft. The Blazers immediately traded Johnson to the Chicago Bulls, with whom he averaged just 3.8 points per game as a rookie. Johnson quickly improved, however, and he moved into the Bulls' starting lineup during the middle of his second season. A versatile scorer and aggressive rebounder, he averaged 17.3 points and 10.2 rebounds in 1976–77; the following season, he averaged 18.3 points and 9.1 rebounds. In 1979, he signed as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers, averaging a career-high 19.1 points during his first and only season with that club. He also played for the Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets and Golden State Warriors during his career, and he retired in 1986 with 12,748 career points and 6,465 career rebounds.

He later became the head men's basketball coach at Malcolm X College in Chicago.[1]


In 2015, Johnson unsuccessfully ran in an open race for alderman from Chicago's 24th Ward.[2]


Mickey Johnson is the uncle of journeyman NBA forward Linton Johnson.[3]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2007-06-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Meet the candidates: City Council, 24th Ward". WGN-TV. 17 February 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  3. ^ HORNETS: Behind the Numbers: Linton Johnson

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