Randy Livingston

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Randy Livingston
Personal information
Born (1975-04-02) April 2, 1975 (age 47)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Isidore Newman
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
College LSU (1994–1996)
NBA draft 1996 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Playing career1996–2008
Position Point guard
Number3, 7, 2, 9, 1, 14
Coaching career2010–present
Career history
As player:
1996–1997 Houston Rockets
1997–1998 Atlanta Hawks
1998–1999 Sioux Falls Skyforce
19992000 Phoenix Suns
2000 Golden State Warriors
2000–2001 Idaho Stampede
2001 Gary Steelheads
2002Sioux Falls Skyforce
2002 Seattle SuperSonics
2002Sioux Falls Skyforce
2003 New Orleans Hornets
2003–2004Idaho Stampede
2004 Los Angeles Clippers
2004–2005Sioux Falls Skyforce
2005 Utah Jazz
2005–2006 Galatasaray
2006Idaho Stampede
2006 Chicago Bulls
2006–2007Idaho Stampede
2007 Seattle SuperSonics
2007–2008Idaho Stampede
As coach:
2010–2012Idaho Stampede
2018–2019 Isidore Newman School (MS)
2019–present Isidore Newman School (HS)
Career highlights and awards
Stats   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Randy Livingston (born April 2, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player and current coach. He played parts of eleven seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for nine different teams. The national high school player in the country in 1993, Livingston's college and professional careers were marked by a series of injuries that hampered his play.


Early life

Livingston attended New Orleans' Isidore Newman School along with standout quarterback Peyton Manning, where he was named the High School co-player of the year in 1992 (with Jason Kidd) and 1993 (with Rasheed Wallace). Livingston also played in the McDonald's All-American Game and Magic's Roundball Classic. He was ranked as the #1 player in the 1993 class, over Rasheed Wallace and Jerry Stackhouse. Isidore Newman School retired Livingston's #50 jersey in 2013. [1]

Professional basketball career

After high school, Livingston attended Louisiana State University but only appeared in 32 games over two seasons because of knee problems. He was drafted by the Houston Rockets in the second round (42nd pick overall) of the 1996 NBA Draft, [2] later he was signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Hawks in his second year. He played for the Phoenix Suns during the 1999 season, playing his most consistent season (79 games, 14 mpg, 4.8 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game). He also played with the Suns during the 1999-2000 season, which was the only time in his NBA career that he played on one team for two consecutive years.

Afterwards, Livingston appeared in two games for the Golden State Warriors during the 2000-01 season, and played for the Seattle SuperSonics in 2001–02; he also played with two teams in the CBA. He played briefly for the New Orleans Hornets during 2002–03. He was on the roster for the 2003-04 EA Sports Midwest All-Stars, as well as the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2003-04 NBA season, and was with the Utah Jazz in 2004–05.

Livingston was drafted in the 2005 AAPBL Draft, but the league folded soon thereafter. He spent the beginning of 2005–06 in the Turkish league, playing for Galatasaray, and joined the NBA Development League's Idaho Stampede (for whom he had once played while the team competed in the CBA) in February 2006. He also appeared in five games with the Chicago Bulls in March. In 2006–07 he began with the Stampede once again but, on April 11, 2007, signed a contract for the remainder of the season with the SuperSonics, for a second time. This was due to almost simultaneous injuries to Earl Watson and Luke Ridnour. For his final NBA season, he played 26 minutes in four games, totalling one rebound and four assists.

In 2006–07's NBDL, Livingston's 12.0 points per game for the Stampede were tied for 44th in the league and his 10.5 assists second only to Will Conroy. The following season, as the Stampede were crowned the competition's winners after beating the Austin Toros 2–1, Livingston retired from professional basketball. [3] Although officially retired, the Erie BayHawks of the D-League still drafted him in the expansion draft, in hopes of bringing him out of retirement.

After an MVP season where he led the Idaho Stampede to its first and only NBA Development League Championship, the Idaho Stampede retired Livingston's Jersey which still hangs today at the Century Link Arena located in Boise Idaho.

Having played 203 regular season games, Livingston has the NBA record for fewest games played across 11 or more seasons. Sean Marks, who played 230 games, is the only other player of 11+ NBA seasons with under 430 regular season games. [4]

Post-retirement and coaching career

From 2010 to 2012, he was the head coach for the Idaho Stampede. [5]

After his stint coaching the Stampede, he moved to Australia, where he served as a scout and coaching consultant. In August 2016, he was voted into the greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame. He was also hired as an assistant basketball coach for Louisiana State University. [6]

In 2018, Livingston returned to Isidore Newman School and coached the 7th and 8th grade boys basketball team. The team went on to win the middle school city championship. The next season, Livingston was chosen to replace retiring Jimmy Tillette as head coach of Newman's varsity boys basketball team. [7] One of his current players is Arch Manning, son of Cooper Manning and nephew to Peyton and Eli.

NBA career statistics

Source [8]

  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage 3P%  3-point field goal percentage FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season

1996–97 Houston 64015.3.437.409.6461.
1997–98 Atlanta 1206.8.250.800.
1998–99 Phoenix 1022.0.6251.0002.
1999–00 Phoenix 791513.7.416.345.8391.
2000–01 Golden State
2001–02 Seattle 13013.
2002–03 New Orleans 206.0.5001.
2003–04 L.A. Clippers 4012.
2004–05 Utah 17413.4.423.625.882.
2005–06 Chicago 504.
2006–07 Seattle 406.


1997 Houston 207.5.2501.
1999 Phoenix 308.0.400.0001.0002.
2000 Phoenix 739.0.222.3331.
2002 Seattle 5016.0.412.3331.0001.

Honors and awards

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