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In addition, Slick’s NBA career consists of many highlights:

  • 1976 – 1st to lead NBA in total steals and assists per game
  • 1976 – NBA All-Defense First Team
  • 1976 – Received J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award
  • 1976 – Seattle Sports Star of the Year
  • 2007 Sonics 40th Anniversary Team
  • Louisiana Hall of Fame
  • New Orleans Hall of Fame
  • NBA Citizenship Award
  • NBA All Pro
  • NBA Players Association
  • NBA Retired Players Association


Former NBA Super Sonic, Donald ”Slick” Watts, founded The Watts Foundation to create a culture that reinforces all of the positive qualities of our community while empowering our children to overcome the negative influences. As a recipient of the NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for his service to the community, he believes it is important that we instill our youth with the value of giving back to our communities.


After 40 years of service in the Seattle Public School District, Slick is now enjoying retirement while continuing to give back to his community. He is focusing exclusively on community-based projects and helping non-profits and foundations to uplift our community.

Highlights of Donald’ career include:

  • 1993-95 – 3-Time 1st Team All King Co
  • 1995 – Washington State consensus Player of the Year
  • 1995 – 1st Team Best in West
  • 1995 – High School All American
  • 1998 – Name UW Komo MVP
  • 1999 – Selected UW Team Co-Captain
  • 1999 – PAC 10 3PT Shooting Percentage Leader UW Alumni Association
  • Big W Club
  • Husky Honks Commentator, KJR Radio
  • Color Commentator, FOX
  • Collage Basketball Analyst, ESPN Seattle
  • National Educators Association


Following his father’s lead, Donald Watts Jr. has also dedicated his life to basketball, education, and community. As the owner and lead coach of Watts Basketball, Donald facilitates sports training and camps throughout the year. His dedication to his community and the youth he serves sets a high standard.

Donald attended the University of Washington where he was known as a standout student athlete.

 “The hard work [Donald] puts in the community and on the court rubs off on people, it’s a blessing…”
Nate Robinson | 3x NBA Slam Dunk Champion