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 Steve “Snapper” Jones

Steve “Snapper” Jones

Birth
Alexandria Junction, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 25 Nov 2017 (aged 75)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 185479434 · View Source
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Professional Basketball Player, Broadcaster. For nine seasons (1967 to 1976), he played at the shooting guard position in the American and National Basketball Associations with the Oakland Oaks, New Orleans Buccaneers, Memphis Pros, Dallas Chaparrals, Carolina Cougars, Denver Rockets, Spirits of St. Louis and Portland Trail Blazers. Born Stephen Howard Jones, he made his initial impression on the basketball court during his years at Franklin High School in Oregon. He helped lead his team to the State Championship in 1959. He later enrolled at the University of Oregon, where he became a standout basketball player on the collegiate level. After graduation, he went on to become a star player in the ABA and distinguished himself, as he achieved all star status three-consecutive years. After the league folded, he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers and concluded his career following the 1975-1976 season. In 704 career regular season games, he compiled 10,672 points. After retiring as a player, he began his lengthy career as a broadcaster and was part of the national team which called the NBA Finals in 1977. He will be remembered for his pairing with Bill Walton on nationally televised games. Additionally, he served as a commentator with the Portland Trail Blazers for more than twenty-five years and was often paired with Bill Schonely. Jones was part of the broadcasting team which called the United States Men's Basketball Team games during the 1992 Summer Olympics. During the 1990s, he served as a broadcaster on the program "NBA on NBC".

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 26 Nov 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 185479434
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Steve “Snapper” Jones (17 Oct 1942–25 Nov 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 185479434, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Burial Details Unknown.