Orlando Magic, NBA
- First draft pick in Orlando Magic franchise history (1989)
- Orlando Magic’s all-time leading scorer and first on the total games played, minutes played and steals list
- Played on the Magic with teammates Shaquille O’Neal and Penny Hardaway
- Led the University of Illinois Illini to a 31-5 record season (1989)
- Founded the Nickels for Nick organization
Nick Anderson was the face of the Orlando Magic in the 1990's. The shooting guard spent 13 years in the NBA from 1989 to 2002. Nick was the first draft selection in Orlando Magic franchise history, picked 11th overall by the team in the 1989 Draft. Throughout Nick’s 10 seasons in Orlando, he solidified himself as the Magic’s all-time leader in games played, minutes played, points and steals. Nick was second all-time in rebounding behind Shaquille O’Neal. In addition to Shaq, Nick shared the court with Penny Hardaway. Nick finished his career with the Magic having scored more than 10,000 career points. Before retiring from the sport, Nick played for the Sacramento Kings and Memphis Grizzlies for one season.
Before going pro, Nick played collegiately for the University of Illinois for two seasons, playing with fellow NBA players Kendall Gill and Marcus Liberty. Nick averaged 18 points and 7.9 rebounds during his final season and led the Illini to an exceptional 31-5 record that year.
Aside from his accomplishments on the court, Nick has worked hard off the court to contribute to his community. During his professional career, Nick founded the Nickels for Nick organization to raise money for Meals on Wheels, an organization that provides home-delivered meals to people in need. Nick had the nickname “Saint Nick” around his Orlando community for his dedication to social reform. In 1996, he received the Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award for his contributions. Nick has now returned to the Magic organization, serving in the community relations department.
Lunch or Dinner$500Nick will join you and your small group of up to 10 people at lunch or dinner. You choose the restaurant and you choose what you want to talk about. Nick will share stories from his career. Note: for larger parties, please see appearance fee below.
Fantasy Draft$500Surprise your basketball buddies by inviting Nick to a live fantasy draft!
Pick-Up Game$500Make your next pick-up game unforgettable by inviting Nick to join.
Attend a Game$750Have an extra seat at the game? Nick will join you and your guests and share insight on the game. Discuss Nick's career with the Magic and his trajectory in becoming the team's all-time leading scorer.
Round of Golf$750Nick will complete your foursome for a round of golf. He'll be the perfect fourth for your Sunday outing, and will spice up the round with tales from his time in the pros.
Celebrations$1,000Invite Nick to join you and your guests at your birthday, bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, or anniversary party! He'll be sure to be entertaining company.
Appearance$1,000Hire Nick Anderson to make an appearance at your next event! Nick Anderson’s appearance will be the perfect way to promote your business or organization. (Up to 60 minutes). Autograph show pricing may vary.
Q&A$1,000Nick will share his story with up to 20 people. Your small group of friends, students, coworkers, or event attendees will be inspired by Nick’s path to success.
Coaching$500To be the best you need to learn from the best. Hiring Nick as a coach will give you access to a former NBA star. Nick will coach a group of 1-6 people drills that helped him become a pro athlete.
* Booking this talent outside of the booking region may result in additional costs. Thuzio Pros are subject to availability.
Sport Basketball League NBA Team
- Orlando Magic (1989-1999)
- Sacramento Kings (1999-2001)
- Memphis Grizzlies (2001-2002)
Position Shooting Guard College University of Illinois