Sidney Moncrief is a former American professional basketball player. He was born on September 21, 1957, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Moncrief played college basketball at the University of Arkansas, where he was a two-time All-American. He was selected fifth overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1979 NBA draft.
Moncrief played for the Milwaukee Bucks for 11 seasons and was widely regarded as one of the best defensive guards of his era. He was a five-time NBA All-Star and was named to the All-NBA First Team twice. He also won two NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards in 1983 and 1984. He is considered to be one of the best defensive players in the history of the sport and was known for his quick hands and footwork.
After retiring from the NBA in 1991, Moncrief worked as an assistant coach for several teams, including the Atlanta Hawks and the Dallas Mavericks. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2019, and he is widely regarded as one of the greatest defensive players in the history of the NBA.
Moncrief is also remembered as a leader and a team player, and he was highly respected by his teammates and coaches for his work ethic and dedication to the sport. He remains a beloved figure in the basketball community, and his impact on the sport continues to be felt today.