Seattle SuperSonics, NBA
- Played in 467 games and scored a total of 3,313 career points
- Reached the NBA Finals in 1996 with the Seattle SuperSonics
- Earned Memphis State University its second Final Four appearance in school history in 1985
- Coached basketball in Italy, in the CBA and the ABA among other leagues
Vincent Askew is a former NBA guard who played in the league in the late 80’s and throughout the 90’s. Over the course of his 12 year career, Vincent played on 16 professional teams, 8 of them in the NBA. Vincent was described as a 6-foot-6 do-everything team player who played in the post and the perimeter and was a steady defensive stopper who built a reliable jumper late in his career. He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round of the 1987 NBA Draft. After being drafted, Vincent played in the CBA, WBL and in a European League before becoming a NBA player in 1991. Vincent joined the Seattle SuperSonics in 1992. Vincent spent four seasons in Seattle, his longest streak with a single team. In 1996, Vincent and the SuperSonics went 64-18 and made an appearance in the NBA Finals against the Chicago Bulls. With the Sonics, he played with teammates Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp. Vincent was then traded to the Indiana Pacers by coach Larry Brown, who said of Vincent: "I don't know of too many guys in the league who are better defenders than him, and not everybody is as unselfish. He doesn't worry about minutes, doesn't worry about shots, he just worries about winning." Vincent had a successful season in Indiana before joining the Portland Trailblazers. Vincent retired from the game in 1998.
Prior to his professional career, Vincent played at Memphis State University where he was a consistent contributor and a starter for the 1984-1985 team that earned the school's second Final Four appearance. After his professional playing career ended, Vincent pursued coaching at a variety of levels. His initial interest in coaching came right after his retirement when he was helping Memphis coach John Calipari with recruiting. Vincent went on to coach in Italy and at Rossville Christian Academy in Mississippi where he led the team to a Class A Championship. Vincent has also served as head coach of the CBA Albany Patroons and the ABA Kentucky Mavericks.
Lunch or Dinner$250Vincent 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. Vincent will share stories from his career. Note: for larger parties, please see appearance fee below.
Attend a Game$400Have an extra seat at the game? Vincent will join you and your guests and share insight on the game. Discuss Vincent's career with the SuperSonics and his trajectory in becoming a NBA player.
Round of Golf$500Vincent 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.
Q&A$500Vincent will share his story to up to 20 people. Your small group of friends, students, co workers, or event attendees will be inspired by Vincent's path to success.
Appearance$500Hire Vincent Askew to make an appearance at your next event! Vincent Askew’s appearance will be the perfect way to promote your business or organization. (Up to 60 minutes). Autograph show pricing may vary.
Private Lesson$150Vincent will be your personal coach giving you access to a former NBA player and current coach. Vincent will take you through NBA drills and plays. You'll learn firsthand what it takes to be a NBA player.
4 Pack of Private Lessons$400Vincent will be your personal coach for four individual private lessons. Vincent will take you through NBA drills and plays. You'll learn firsthand what it takes to be a NBA player. (1 hour per lesson)
10 Pack of Private Lessons$800Vincent will be your personal coach for ten individual private lessons. Vincent will take you through NBA drills and plays. You'll learn firsthand what it takes to be a NBA player. (1 hour per lesson)
Group Lesson$250To be the best you need to learn from the best. Hiring Vincent as a coach will give you access to a former NBA player. Vincent will coach a group of 2-6 people drills that helped him become a pro athlete.
Guest Coach$250Vincent will make a guest appearance as a coach for your team’s next game or practice. Give the perfect gift to your child's team or your corporate league team by taking things to the next level.
* Booking this talent outside of the booking region may result in additional costs. Thuzio Pros are subject to availability.
Sport Basketball League NBA Team
- Philadelphia 76ers (1987-1988)
- Golden State Warriors (1991-1992)
- Seattle SuperSonics (1992-1996)
- Indiana Pacers (1996-1997)
- Portland Trail Blazers (1997-1998)
Position Guard College Memphis State University