COACHES

Luke Ridnour # 8
POSITION
Guard
HEIGHT
6-2
WEIGHT
175 lbs
FROM
Oregon '04
DRAFTED
Sonics '03 - 1(14)
BIRTHDATE
02/13/81
From a young age, Sonics point guard Luke Ridnour knew he wanted to play basketball. That explains why the youthful Ridnour plays the game in a throwback fashion and with the demeanor of a wizened veteran. A native of tiny Blaine, Wash., which is near the border with Canada, Ridnour was Pac-10 Player of the Year as a junior at Oregon. The Sonics made him their point guard of the future when they took him with the 14th pick of the 2003 Draft. After showing flashes of brilliance as a rookie, including a 16-point, 13-assist effort against NBA comparison Steve Nash, Ridnour became the Sonics starter at the point during his second season and started all 82 games in 2004-05. His strong first-half play earned him a spot on the Sophomore squad in the got milk? Rookie Challenge. Ridnour continued his development in 2005-06, ranking ninth in the NBA with 7.0 apg. On Oct. 30, 2006, Ridnour signed a multi-year contract extension to stay in Seattle.
Player Headlines
November 2, 2006
Ridnour's Work With Chiesa Paying Off
October 31, 2006
Ridnour One-on-One With David Locke
October 30, 2006
Ridnour Signs Contract Extension
October 30, 2006
Extension Provides Security for Sonics and Ridnour
March 7, 2006
Ridnour Excited About USAB Selection
January 31, 2006
Ridnour Breaking Out Under Hill
October 31, 2005
Collison and Ridnour: Their Time is Now
October 24, 2005
Sonics Ask More of Ridnour
October 6, 2005
Sonics Exercise Options on Collison and Ridnour
October 5, 2005
Ridnour Ready to Run
June 20, 2005
2004-05 Review: Luke Ridnour
June 20, 2005
2004-05 Gallery: Luke Ridnour
February 10, 2005
Ridnour to Participate in Skills Challenge
January 27, 2005
Ridnour Selected For Rookie Challenge
November 30, 2004
Ridnour No Passing Fancy
October 25, 2004
Ridnour's Time is Now
October 6, 2004
Ridnour Looking to Do More
July 20, 2004
Growing Pains for Ridnour
April 13, 2004
Ridnour Concludes Successful Rookie Season
February 27, 2004
Ridnour Finds His Groove
October 27, 2003
Ridnour Opens Eyes
September 17, 2003
Ridnour Plays the Waiting Game
September 15, 2003
2003-04 Preview: Luke Ridnour
August 6, 2003
Ridnour to Have Surgery
July 10, 2003
Ridnour Signs With Sonics
June 30, 2003
Collison's and Ridnour's Parallel Tracks Intersect
June 26, 2003
Sonics Fill Needs With Collison and Ridnour
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