Eric has 2 jobs listed on their profile. I will hold you safe in my heart [10] On July 2, he signed with the Magic and joined them for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On April 15, 2014, Gordon declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility. [68] On April 7, he tied a career high with eight 3-pointers in a 149–113 win over the Phoenix Suns. [40] In his first ever game as a Hornet, playing against the Phoenix Suns, Gordon recorded 20 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. He was chosen as the California Mr. Basketball Player of the Year. [13], During the subsequent offseason, Gordon was recruited by Sampson's staff after Gordon told Sampson he was again interested in Indiana. As a freshman in 2009–10, Gordon started in 28 of 41 games and averaged 11.8 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. He coaches his son, Javion Gordon. He also hit the game winning shot with 4.2 seconds remaining, and New Orleans defeated the Suns in the season opener 85-84. Gordon finished the game with 180 three-pointers; his 180 three-pointers in 49 games off the bench in 2016–17 set an NBA record—the previous record was 179 set by Mirza Teletović in 78 games as a reserve in 2015–16. On February 14, 2012, Gordon underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his knee and was out of action for 6 weeks. [66] The Rockets went on to lose the series in seven games. [30] On March 24, 2018, he had 29 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high eight assists in a 105–99 win over the Phoenix Suns. Gordon finished the season as the Hornets' leading scorer, with 17.0 points per game, 1.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game in 42 games played. [10], On February 15, 2006, Sports Illustrated reported that Mike Davis, then the head coach at Indiana University, intended to resign after the 2005–06 season, due in part to a lack of support after the team failed to make the NCAA Tournament in 2004 and 2005. However, at the start of the 2008 NBA pre-season, Gordon made his offensive prowess known in only his second exhibition game, scoring 33 points in 31 minutes to help the Clippers defeat the Sacramento Kings 116–112. [3], As a senior in 2012–13, Gordon averaged 21.6 points, a school-record 15.7 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game in leading Archbishop Mitty to a 28–6 record and a runner-up finish in the CIF Open Division. [56] On November 27, he scored 26 points and hit six three-pointers in a 130–114 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Eric Cecil Gordon England (5 April 1891 – February 1976) AFRAeS, FIMT, was a British aviator, racing driver and engineer. [31] He was highly effective for Indiana in its first 18 games as the Hoosiers started the season with 17 wins and only one loss, but entered into a noticeable shooting slump at the end of the year,[32] making only 18.6% of his three-point field goal attempts (13 of 70) after Indiana's February 7 win against Illinois[31] and shooting only 3 of 15 from the field and 0 of 6 from the three-point line in the team's loss to Arkansas in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament. He scored a record high of 43 points that night. 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He led his team in scoring 16 times, steals 17 times and minutes 16 times. On March 4, 2017, he scored 18 points and made six of Houston's 18 three-pointers in a 123–108 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. [67] On January 16, 2019, in a 145–142 overtime loss to the Brooklyn Nets, Gordon had 20 points in his return after missing eight games with a bruised right knee. Gordon, coming off the bench, scored 24 points, 7 assists and 2 steals in less than 25 minutes, giving the New Orleans Hornets a 98-95 win over the Bobcats. Eric Gordon - Career stats, game logs, biographical info, awards, and achievements for the NBA and NCAA. In 2005 as a sophomore in high school, Gordon made an early unofficial verbal commitment to Bruce Weber, who had somewhat recently replaced Bill Self as the University of Illinois's head coach when Self left to accept the head coaching position at Kansas. [5] After a 24-point, 8-rebound performance leading the West to a 110–99 victory, Gordon was named the game's MVP.[6]. During the offseason, Gordon admitted that he faced lingering problems with his knee. Eric Sr. stated in October 2006 that his son had received death threats as a result of his decision,[27] but his son later stated that Illinois fans had only said they did not want the younger Gordon to be successful. [9] Gordon and his family cited their comfort with Weber, the relative distance to the Illinois campus from their Indianapolis home, and the success of former Illini guards Deron Williams and Luther Head in the NBA as reasons for their decision. Eric L. Gordon, age 62, of Buffalo Grove, Director and Owner of Eric Gordon and Associates for over 30 years. [45], Gordon, a co-winner of the 2019 Rich and Helen DeVos Community Enrichment award, recently made a financial contribution to the Homeless Education Fund at the Foundation for Orange County (Florida) Public Schools in hopes of helping children adversely affected by school districts cancelling classes in wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. [16] On November 4, 2015, he scored a career-high 19 points in a loss to the Houston Rockets. On Aug. 30, 2018, Eric Gordon tweeted during a question-and-answer session with fans that he’d like to retire with the Houston Rockets. Gordon scored 30+ points one time and had 20+ points 19 times. [24] The Illini received a letter of intent from top 100 shooting guard Quinton Watkins of Compton, California, the following December,[25] but, due to NCAA Academic Clearinghouse issues, he did not play for the Illini, eventually deciding to enroll at San Diego State. Gordon returned on April 4, 2012 to face the Denver Nuggets and scored 15 points giving the New Orleans Hornets a 94-92 victory. E.C. White. He is Sports Persons (Basketball Player) by profession. [27] On November 29, 2017, he had 40 points and 15 rebounds to help Orlando end a nine-game losing streak with a 121–108 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. [10] Shortly after Sampson was named head coach, he hired Jeff Meyer, Eric Gordon Sr.'s college basketball coach and a longtime family friend, as an assistant. His older sister, Elise, played collegiately for the Harvard women's basketball team from 2010 to 2014. Eric Gordon knows the Houston Rockets have been under fire after another disappointing exit in the playoffs this year. On January 19, 2016, he sustained a hand injury midway through the third quarter of New Orleans' 114–99 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. There he played shooting guard with the Hoosiers for one year and planned to study sports management. [43], Gordon releast his debut single "Pull Up" ft. MOE on the 7th April 2020. Gordon finished his freshman season averaging 20.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game, making 33.7% of his three-point shots and leading the Big Ten in scoring. [3] In the state basketball tournament, he averaged 27.0 points per game before finding out he had been playing with mononucleosis. Late Friday, news broke that the 30-year-old guard had agreed to a four-year, $76-million extension to remain with the Rockets. He started in all 34 games and averaged 16.4 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game. [73], Gordon's mother, Denise, is a native of Nassau, Bahamas. [4], Gordon committed to the University of Arizona on April 2, 2013, announcing his decision in a press conference before the 2013 McDonald's All-American Game. It was revealed that Gordon had a pre-existing knee injury that he aggravated during the opening game of the season against the Phoenix Suns after bumping knees with Grant Hill. [37] He was drafted with the seventh pick in the 2008 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. GORDON In loving memory of a special son ERIC Who passed away 8th September 2013. He was subsequently named the recipient of the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award, becoming the first player in franchise history to receive the award.[62]. [13] On April 4, he recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds in a 97–90 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. [37], Gordon led Team USA to the 2011 FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship gold medal, with team-highs of 17.0 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game. He was 141-of-315, 44.8 percent, from beyond the three-point line, besting his career-high by more than five percentage points, finishing second in the league behind Kyle Korver. [40] Gordon's older brother, Drew, is also a professional basketball player. [39] With Gordon's exceptional performance, he was named the NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month for January. 285.9k Followers, 1,514 Following, 323 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Eric Gordon (@officialeg10) He is a 1999 alumna and now coaches his hometown kids, literally. [45], Gordon finished the 2013–14 season averaging 15.4 points per game, 2.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game in 64 games. He was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and made the third team All-American. Eric is a 1987 graduate of Bishop Donahue High School. He led North Central to the Indiana 4A title game his senior year. It was later ruled he had knee tendinitis. An MRI revealed Gordon suffered a torn labrum as a result of the left shoulder subluxation injury that he occurred against the Utah Jazz on November 22. [34] On January 2, 2019, he had a then career-high nine assists in a 112–84 win over the Chicago Bulls. In nine games played for Team USA in the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, Gordon averaged 8.6 points while finishing second on the team in three-pointers made (19) and second on the team in three-point percentage (.452, 19-42 3FG), helping the United States finish a perfect record of (9-0) en route to winning the gold medal. He is survived by his wife, Sarah (Sally) Myers Peters after a 58-year marriage. He was a candidate for the Wooden Award and Naismith Award, and was named second-team All-American for Gordon attended Indiana University Bloomington (IU). Eric Gordon passed away in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Gordon finished second on his team with 16.9 points, averaged 2.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists in a team-high 36.0 minutes. 1 of 20 Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon (7) drives on Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game … [46], After averaging 9.5 points per game over the first 12 games of the season, Gordon was ruled out indefinitely with a left shoulder injury on November 24, 2014. Illinois fans were reportedly particularly enraged that the Gordon family, and its entourage, wore "Got Gordon?" He finished with a season-high seven 3-pointers. [25] In the Magic's season finale on April 12, Gordon had 32 points and 12 rebounds in a 113–109 win over the Detroit Pistons. Gordon played in two summer league games where he averaged 19 points and 6.5 rebounds. On December 14, 2011, the Clippers traded Gordon, Chris Kaman, Al-Farouq Aminu, and a 2012 first-round pick (previously acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves) to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for future teammate Chris Paul and two future second-round picks. [21] Three days later, he set a new career high with 22 points in a 130–116 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. [61] Gordon finished the 2016–17 season averaging 16.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 75 games (60 games as their primary reserve). [12] Some reporters speculated that Gordon was uninterested in playing at Indiana under Mike Davis because of Davis's lack of success. After they both earned perfect scores on their initial dunks, Jones won by scoring a 48 after taking off just past the free throw line to complete a windmill dunk; Gordon received a 47 after dunking over 7-foot-5-inch (2.26 m) Tacko Fall. [75] Eron played two years at Seton Hall (2016–18) and two years at Valparaiso University (2019–21). Gordon hit the game-winner from the top of the circle with 4.7 seconds left after drawing a foul on Mavericks guard Darren Collison, who bit on Gordon's pump fake as the New Orleans Hornets edged the Dallas Mavericks 99-96 in overtime. After winning the gold medal in the 2010 FIBA World Championship, Gordon was geared towards a breakout season. [49], Gordon finished the 2014–15 season averaging 13.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 61 games. Eric Gordon: Rockets can finally move on after James Harden trade. 4; Trade for Payton", "Gordon Out Indefinitely After Fracturing Bone in Foot", "Hot-shooting helps Thunder blow past Magic, 127–99", "Harris, Vucevic lead Magic past Bucks, 97–90", "Aaron Gordon Looks Like Man on a Mission to Finish Rookie Season", "Gordon, Hezonja boosted the Magic's optimism at summer league", "Postgame Report: Magic vs. [22] On April 13, in the Magic's season finale, Gordon tied his career high of 22 points in a 117–103 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. Gordon was also selected to the sophomore team for the 2010 T-Mobile NBA Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam event. [26], Gordon was warmly welcomed by Indiana fans, but received sharp criticism from Illinois fans for publicly maintaining to the press his commitment to playing at Illinois until just a few weeks before he signed with Indiana. T-shirts. [17] On January 31, 2016, he tied his career high of 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in a 119–114 win over the Boston Celtics. [47] He subsequently missed 21 games with the injury before returning to the court on January 5, 2015 against the Washington Wizards. [36] On February 28, Gordon recorded his first career triple-double with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists in a 136–125 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. [50], Gordon appeared in all 41 games for the Pelicans to begin the 2015–16 season, starting in 40 of them and logging at least 15 minutes in every game. He then attended Northview Middle School and North Central High School, where he played varsity basketball all four years. [44], Gordon of the NBA's Orlando Magic has signed a partnership agreement with Chinese leading sports brand 361º In 2020. His sons, Eric, 38, from his common-law marriage to Coonley, and Galen, 44, are out on the West Coast, but Lightfoot stays in close touch. Michael Jordan watches as Eric "the gas station attendant" Gordon torches his sons. He wore number 23, as he did in high school. North Central's 2007 game against Loyola Academy of Wilmette, Illinois, attended by Michael Jordan, was aired on ESPN. He was named Indiana's "Mr. Basketball" for 2007 as well as a McDonald's All-American. Eric Gordon DEARBORN. On December 29, 2012, Gordon made his highly anticipated season debut against the Charlotte Bobcats. Despite missing 21 games this season as he successfully rehabilitated a torn left labrum injury instead of opting for season-ending surgery, Gordon had the best long-range shooting year of his career. [36] ESPN analyst Chad Ford ranked Gordon as one of the top ten players in this draft class. Gordon attended Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, California and started on the varsity basketball team for four years, winning two Division II state basketball championships in his sophomore and junior seasons. During his year at IU, Gordon attained many honors. 1991) and Meredith (born ca. [28] On December 30, 2017, he had a 39-point effort in a 117–111 loss to the Miami Heat. As a sophomore in 2010–11, Gordon helped his team win Mitty's first state title in men's basketball. They both had perfect scores in their first two dunks in the second round, forcing an overtime round. DW only knew Gordon Eric Gordon-Tombe* for five years, but during that short time Gordon-Tombe made an indelible impression on his life. In these cases, the average was taken. [26], On October 24, 2017, Gordon scored a career-high 41 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds remaining, to lift the Magic to a 125–121 win over the Brooklyn Nets. [65] In Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on Golden State's last possession secured a 98–94 victory that gave the Rockets a 3–2 lead. The multi-year partnership will include an Aaron Gordon signature shoe and apparel line as well as provide support for Aaron Gordons charitable initiatives and Foundational work. [29] Illinois's athletic director, Ron Guenther, apologized for the incident, calling fan behavior "disappointing and intolerable."[30]. He set a record at IU and in the Big Ten with 669 points. According to a report in the Indianapolis Star, Gordon's father, Eric, said his son hurt his left, non-shooting wrist on Tuesday when he used it to brace himself while falling. SALE PENDING COMPLETION. His all-around offense sparked the Pelicans to a 132-125 road win and ended an eight-game losing skid. At one point during the game, Eric Sr. stood up, turned around facing away from the court, and "flipped off" the Illinois fans, which caused fans to focus their ire on Gordon Sr. rather than just his son. At Arizona, on February 13, 2014, Gordon was named one of the 30 finalists for the Naismith College Player of the Year. For his efforts, he was unanimously selected to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team and finished fifth in Rookie of the Year voting. [28] On February 7, 2008, when Gordon and Indiana played Illinois in Champaign, he was the target of loud booing and taunting throughout the game. Gordon Lightfoot is perhaps the most accomplished and well-known singer/songwriter to ever come out of ... and Ingrid (born Dec 31, 1965), from his first marriage with wife Brita Two children out of wedlock, including Eric (born Dec 30, 1981) with Cathy Coonley. !!! [17] On September 2, 2006, Gordon and Rose made an unofficial visit to Indiana to scrimmage with Hoosier players,[18] fueling further speculation that Gordon would switch his commitment. Gordon was a teammate of Greg Oden in Indiana AAU ball. He is American by natinoanliy. Gordon Eric Gordon-Tombe. [22] Although the NCAA does not regulate verbal commitments or the recruitment of orally committed players, some observers have claimed that Sampson acted unethically in recruiting a committed player without first contacting Weber. ", "IU hosts potential basketball recruits: Two highly ranked prep players scrimmaged with the team Saturday", "Prep star Eric Gordon changes mind, makes move to Hoosiers", "Truth & Rumors: Murdered Miami DL Pata owned gun collection", "Gordon could be swing man: Switch from Illini to Hoosiers a huge impact", "Hoosiers-Illini Recruiting Feud a Hot Topic", "A few wins gets Sampson some cheating immunity", "Signing day roundup: Florida, Louisville, Michigan State bring in talent", "Eureka! [46], "FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men (2011) | FIBA Europe",,the%20judges%20gave%20a%2047, "Aaron Gordon earns MVP at McDonald's All-America game", "2013–14 Men's Naismith Trophy Midseason 30", "2013–14 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Honors", "Magic Draft Gordon at No. He was born on December 25, 1988 at Indianapolis, Indiana. In high school, he was named "Mr. Basketball" of Indiana during his senior year while playing at North Central High School. In 34 minutes of action, he scored an equal game-high 31 points in a 112–110 loss to the Timberwolves. I only miss you every minute of every day, you will never truly go away. [54], On July 9, 2016, Gordon signed with the Houston Rockets. Gordon has gained notoriety as one of the all-time greatest competitors in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest; In 2016, he lost a close matchup to Zach LaVine, and in 2020 he narrowly lost to Derrick Jones Jr.[2]. [60] On February 18, 2017, he edged out Kyrie Irving to win the Three-Point Contest during the NBA All-Star Weekend. As an eight-year-old, Gordon qualified to compete in the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the Junior Olympics, but chose instead to play in a basketball tournament. He led Mitty to its third straight state title game in his senior year, but his team lost in the inaugural Open Division final. It was rumored in July 2006 that Gordon was considering opting out of his unofficial verbal commitment to Illinois because of concerns about the quality of Weber's Illinois recruiting class,[14] but Gordon said that although he was a childhood fan of the Hoosiers and was considering Indiana, he was still committed to Illinois. Galen’s mother was a waitress at the Troubadour club in Los Angeles, with whom Lightfoot had an affair in the ’70s. Team doctors placed Gordon on strict restrictions from playing in the second game of back-to-back sets and from playing over 30 minutes to avoid overworking his right knee. [20] On February 25, he had another 19-point outing in a 130–114 loss to the Golden State Warriors. [4], Gordon is the son of former San Diego State basketball star Ed Gordon who is African American and Shelly Davis Gordon who is White American. He was also named to the 2011–12 USA Developmental National Team, and participated at the 2010 USA Basketball Developmental National Team mini-camp. Eric M. Gordon is the son of Donald L. Gordon and Carolyn L. Gordon. He played one year of college basketball for the University of Arizona before being selected by the Magic with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. On April 10, 2013, Gordon played his first back-to-back set of the season against the Sacramento Kings after he was cleared by team doctors for his restrictions to be lifted. In April 2013, the Hornets were renamed the New Orleans Pelicans. [19] During the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend, Gordon was the runner-up to Zach LaVine in the Slam Dunk Contest. Named Freshman of Year, Big-Ten Conference, 2008, 1st Team All-Conference, 2008; recipient Gold medal, International Basketball Federation World Championship, 2010. He scored 17 points and hauled in a state championship record 21 rebounds in the 2011 title game. He is a lifelong resident of Moundsville, West Virginia. Eric Ambrose Gordon Jr. (born December 25, 1988)[1] is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). [33] Gordon played the second half of the season with an injured wrist. On October 25, 2017, Gordon scored a then season-high 29 points and hit the game-winning buzzer-beating 3-pointer to lift the Rockets to a 105–104 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Their battle through two tie-breakers in the final round drew comparisons to the showdown between Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins in 1988. [20], Gordon's announcement gave Indiana a very strong 2007 recruiting class, ranked by some analysts as the third-best incoming class in the country. On November 13, 2019, the Houston Rockets announced that Gordon had undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and was expected to be sidelined for about six weeks. On January 5, 2013, Gordon returned to the starting lineup. Eric Gordon Peters, Sr. died December 12, 2020 after a lengthy illness. Finally healthy, Eric Gordon arrived in Houston looking to rejuvenate his career. [55] He made his debut for the Rockets in their season opener on October 26, scoring 19 points in a 120–114 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. [7] He was named to the All-Pac-12 first team,[8] as well as earning Pac-12 Freshman Player of the Year and Pac-12 All-Freshman team honors. All-American First Team (2013), San Jose Mercury News Player of the Year (2013), Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area CCS Player of the Year (2013), Pac-12 Freshman Student-Athlete of the Year (2014), Third team All-America – Sporting News (2014), Career statistics and player information from, This page was last edited on 6 January 2021, at 21:55. He entered the summer of 2012 as a restricted free agent. On November 29, 2013, Gordon recorded 26 points and 7 assists in a 121-105 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. [16], Rumors of an impending IU commitment continued into the start of the 2006–07 academic year, fueled in part by Gordon's rise to the top of some services' rankings of high school basketball players and the reemergent Indiana Hoosier basketball program. Born April 15, 1939 in Wilmington, Delaware, he is the son of the late Harold Gordon Peters and Mary Letitia Wivel Peters. Gordon scored 30+ points 8 times and had a streak of 20 or more points for 12 consecutive games. He also had 16 rebounds in the game. He also averaged 2.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. At age seven he began playing competitive basketball at the Municipal Gardens. [51] The next day, he underwent successful surgery to repair his fractured right ring finger and was subsequently ruled out for four to six weeks. At age four, he began playing sports at the Jewish Community Center across the street from his home, starting with soccer and then quickly moving on to basketball. View Eric Gordon’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. Gordon utilised Stuff the Magic Dragon, his team's 6½-ft tall mascot, in his dunks; his final dunk involved him jumping over Stuff while passing the ball under both legs. On January 15, 2014, Gordon recorded 35 points, on 11-for-17 shooting from the field, and 6 assists, in a 100-103 loss to the Houston Rockets. [24] On February 18, 2017, he participated in his second consecutive Slam Dunk Contest, but failed to make it past the first round. Initially Gordon was diagnosed with having a bone bruise, but after further examinations by doctors, it was determined that Gordon had cartilage damage in his right knee. On March 4, 2014, Gordon scored 28 points and was 9-for-13 from the field, including 4-for-5 on threes, and made each of his six attempts from the free throw line.

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