25 Years of HEAT Featuring Sherman Douglas
As a rookie in 1989-90, he appeared in 81 games (66 starts) and averaged 14.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, 7.6 assists, 1.79 steals and 30.5 minutes and was named to the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team. Douglas was the only second-round pick to be named to either of the NBA’s All-Rookie Teams that season. Known to many as “The General,” he was perhaps best remembered for his incredible alley-oop passes and the excitement he brought to the early HEAT teams. In just his second season, Sherman led the HEAT in scoring, posting career highs in both points (18.5) and assists (8.5). For his efforts, he was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. Though his HEAT career spanned just a little over two seasons, Douglas still ranks among the HEAT all-time leaders in several categories including: assists (4th/1,262), most assists in a single season (3rd for his 1990-91 season/624 and 4th for his 1989-90 season/619), most assists in a game (2nd for 17 assists @ ATL on Feb. 26, 1990 and tied for 3rd with 16 assists @ ORL on Feb. 2, 1991), steals in a single season (5th/145 for his 1989-90 season) and holds the franchise record for the most consecutive games with at least one steal with 27 (Jan. 7, 1990-Mar. 5, 1990). On December 27th, 1990, en route to a career-high 42-point performance, Sherman scored 31 points in the first half vs. Denver, a HEAT record that he shares with Dwyane Wade to this day. After a little more than two seasons in Miami, Sherman would go on to play for five other franchises in a career that spanned 12 years.
Douglas will be available for media interviews on November 29 at 7:10 p.m. in the Media Interview Room.
Additional “25 Years of HEAT” dates will be announced in the coming weeks.