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Grant Andrew Long (born March 12, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player. He played over 1,000 NBA games over a 15-year career.[1]

Grant Long
Personal information
Born (1966-03-12) March 12, 1966 (age 53)
Wayne, Michigan
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolRomulus (Romulus, Michigan)
CollegeEastern Michigan (1984–1988)
NBA draft1988 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the Miami Heat
Playing career1988–2003
PositionPower forward
Number43
Career history
19881994Miami Heat
19941996Atlanta Hawks
19961998Detroit Pistons
1998–1999Atlanta Hawks
19992002Vancouver/Memphis Grizzlies
2003Boston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points9,518 (9.5 ppg)
Rebounds6,154 (6.1 rpg)
Assists1,716 (1.7 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

A 6'9" forward from Eastern Michigan University, Long was selected with the 33rd pick of the 1988 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat. Long played six seasons for the Heat, earning a reputation for his aggressive defense and strong rebounding. After the first two games of the 1994-95 season, Long was traded to the Atlanta Hawks along with Steve Smith for Kevin Willis. Long played two separate stints with the Hawks (1994-1996) and (1998–99); he would also play for the Detroit Pistons, Vancouver / Memphis Grizzlies, and Boston Celtics, and he ended his NBA career in 2003 with 9,518 total points and 6,154 total rebounds.

Long had two relatives who were playing in the NBA during his tenure in the league: John Long, his uncle, and Terry Mills, his cousin.[2] He and Mills were teammates on the Detroit Pistons during the 1996-97 season.

His brother is professional boxer Julius Long.[3]

Broadcasting careerEdit

Having served as the broadcast analyst for the Oklahoma City Thunder since 2008, Long resigned from the position in July 2014.[4] In October 2014 Long joined Fox Sports Detroit as a Detroit Pistons analyst and sideline reporter.[5]

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ "NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Games". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Grant Long". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Julius Long". BoxRec. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  4. ^ Mayberry, Darnell (21 July 2014). "Oklahoma City Thunder TV analyst Grant Long resigns from position". NewsOK.com. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Grant Long joins FSD as analyst, reporter". Fox Sports Detroit. October 10, 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2014.

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