Alonzo Mourning enters his 11th season as Vice President, Player Programs. In his role, Mourning is responsible to ensure the personal and professional development of HEAT players, while providing direct support and one-on-one mentoring. In addition, he represents the HEAT in various community and business endeavors.
After an NBA playing career that spanned 15 seasons and saw him capture an NBA championship with the HEAT in 2006, seven All-Star berths and twice being named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Mourning earned his highest professional honor, being enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on August 8, 2014 in his first year of eligibility.
Mourning, who had his number 33 retired by the HEAT in a ceremony on March 30, 2009, is Miami’s all-time leader in blocked shots (1,625). He also ranks among the HEAT’s all-time leaders in points scored (2nd), free throws made (2nd) and attempted (2nd), total rebounds (2nd), offensive rebounds (2nd), double-doubles (2nd), double-figure scoring efforts (2nd), minutes played (3rd), field goals made (3rd) and attempted (3rd), defensive rebounds (3rd), games played (3rd), field goal percentage (4th), starts (4th) and scoring average (10th). Mourning is also Miami’s all-time postseason leader in blocked shots (171) and ranks among the franchise’s postseason leaders in free throws made (3rd) and attempted (3rd), 20-point games (3rd), points scored (4th), double-figure scoring efforts (4th), field goals made (4th), dunks (4th), games played (5th), total rebounds (5th), offensive rebounds (5th), defensive rebounds (5th), minutes played (6th), starts (6th), double-doubles (6th), field goal attempted (6th) and steals (9th).
Over the course of his career, Mourning, who also captured a gold medal with the United States Senior National team at the 2000 Olympics, appeared in 838 games with the HEAT, Charlotte Hornets and New Jersey Nets and averaged 17.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.81 blocked shots, 1.1 assists and 31.0 minutes while shooting 52.7 percent from the floor. He finished his professional career with 14,311 points, 7,137 rebounds and 2,356 blocks (11th all-time in NBA history).
A perennial All-Star on the court, Mourning also works tirelessly for the children of South Florida through his charity, Mourning Family Foundation, to educate and create the opportunity for youth to excel.