Hayes, Elvin 1945-

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HAYES, Elvin 1945-

PERSONAL: Born November 17, 1945, in Rayville, LA; married; wife's name, Erna; children: Elvin, Jr., Erna, Erica, Ethan. Education: Attended University of Houston, earned degrees (recreation and speech).

ADDRESSES: Office—Elvin Hayes Ford, P.O. Box 1547, Crosby, TX 77532.

CAREER: San Diego Rockets, San Diego, CA, professional basketball player, 1968-71; Houston Rockets, Houston, TX, basketball player, 1971-72, 1981-84; Baltimore Bullets, Baltimore, MD, basketball player, 1972-73; Capital Bullets, basketball player, 1973-74; Washington Bullets, basketball player, 1974-81; cattle rancher near Brenham, TX. Elvin Hayes Volkswagen, Houston, TX, owner of dealership; Elvin Hayes Ford, Crosby, TX, owner of dealership.

AWARDS, HONORS: Named college basketball player of the year, Sporting News, 1968; National Basketball Association, member of all-star teams, twelve times between 1969 and 1980, member of Fiftieth Anniversary All-Time Team, 1996; named all-American player while playing with Houston Rockets; inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, 1990.


(With Bill Gilbert) They Call Me "the Big E," Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1978.



Who's Who among Black Americans, 6th edition, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1990, p. 563.


Black Sports, August, 1976.

Ebony, March, 1968; July, 1975.

Library Journal, April 1, 1978, Milton Mitchell, review of They Call Me "the Big E."

School Library Journal, April, 1978, JoAnne Posch, review of They Call Me "the Big E."

Sports Illustrated, November 25, 1968; October 16, 1978.

Washington Post, June 9, 1978.


National Basketball Association History,http://www.nba.com/ (March 2, 2000).*

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