Greg Foster (basketball)
Gregory Clinton Foster (born October 3, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball player. He currently is an assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks after spending 2013–14 season as the assistant for player development of the Philadelphia 76ers and assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
|Born||October 3, 1968|
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Skyline (Oakland, California)|
|NBA draft||1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall|
|Selected by the Washington Bullets|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Number||42, 44, 35, 40|
|2000–2001||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2013–2014||Philadelphia 76ers (assistant)|
|2014–2018||Milwaukee Bucks (assistant)|
|2018–present||Atlanta Hawks (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||2,538 (3.9 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,691 (2.6 rpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Foster was born in Oakland, California and attended Skyline High School where he played alongside future NBA point guard Gary Payton. He began his collegiate basketball career at UCLA, playing for the Bruins his freshman and sophomore years before transferring to UTEP. As a junior in 1988–89, he played alongside future NBA stars Tim Hardaway and Antonio Davis. Foster helped lead the Miners to two WAC titles, and as a senior he averaged 15.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
Foster earned his bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies from UTEP in 2011.
A 6'11" center–power forward, Foster was selected by the Washington Bullets in the second round (35th overall pick) of the 1990 NBA draft. He spent 13 seasons (1990–2003) in the NBA as a member of the Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz, Seattle SuperSonics, Los Angeles Lakers, and Toronto Raptors. During his long career, mainly spent as a reserve player, he reached the NBA Finals three times (twice with the Jazz and once with the Lakers) and won a championship ring with the Lakers in 2001.
Foster and his wife, Victoria, have a son, Greg Jr., and two daughters, Victoria Marie and Collette Christine. While in high school, he had the name "Bowie" tattooed on his left shoulder as his friends felt he resembled former NBA center Sam Bowie, who was then playing for the Portland Trail Blazers.
- Knight, Bill (May 14, 2011). "UTEP basketball assistant Greg Foster gets degree 17 years after Miner days". El Paso Times. Archived from the original on June 24, 2011.
- "Greg Foster". NBA.com. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
- Genessy, Jody (May 31, 1998). "Under their skin". Deseret News. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com