Jud Buechler

Judson Donald Buechler (born June 19, 1968) is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is an assistant coach for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was part of the Chicago Bulls during their three consecutive championship seasons between 1996 and 1998.

Jud Buechler
Jud Buechler - Arizona Wildcats.jpg
Buechler, circa 1987
New York Knicks
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1968-06-19) June 19, 1968 (age 52)
San Diego, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolPoway (Poway, California)
CollegeArizona (1986–1990)
NBA draft1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career1990–2002
PositionSmall forward
Number35, 33, 30, 26
Career history
As player:
19901991New Jersey Nets
1991San Antonio Spurs
19911994Golden State Warriors
19941998Chicago Bulls
19992001Detroit Pistons
2001Phoenix Suns
2001–2002Orlando Magic
As coach:
20162018Los Angeles Lakers (assistant)
2018–presentNew York Knicks (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points2,385 (3.3 ppg)
Assists560 (0.8 apg)
Rebound1,266 (1.8 rpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Early life and college careerEdit

Buechler grew up in Poway, California and attended Poway High School, where he was a top basketball recruit as well as a Top-50 men's volleyball prospect. He was a basketball player for all four seasons, and an All-American volleyball player at the University of Arizona, where he earned the nickname "The Judge". As a basketball player, his career averages with Arizona were 8.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.9 assists over 22.4 minutes per game across 131 games.

NBA careerEdit

A sharp-shooting 6 ft 6 in guard/forward, Buechler was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2nd round, 38th overall, of the 1990 NBA draft. His draft rights were immediately traded to the New Jersey Nets, and he spent slightly over one season with the Nets before being waived in 1991.

After a brief stint with the San Antonio Spurs, he signed with the Golden State Warriors, with whom he averaged 6.2 points, 1.3 assists and 2.8 rebounds (all career highs) during the 1992–93 NBA season. However, Buechler would become best known for his four-year tenure (1994–1998) with the Chicago Bulls. With his former college teammate Steve Kerr, Buechler provided clutch shooting off the bench during the Bulls' second three-peat (1996–1998).

As the Bulls began their post-Jordan rebuilding process in 1999, Buechler signed with the Detroit Pistons, where he played for three seasons before being traded to the Phoenix Suns.

Buechler ended his career in 2002 after a short stint with the Orlando Magic. Buechler played 720 games across 12 seasons, with seven different franchises.

NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
 †  Won an NBA championship  *  Led the league

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1990–91 New Jersey 74 10 11.6 .416 .250 .652 1.9 .7 .4 .2 3.1
1991–92 New Jersey 2 0 14.5 .500 1.0 1.0 1.0 .5 4.0
1991–92 San Antonio 11 0 12.7 .500 .333 2.0 1.0 .7 .3 3.0
1991–92 Golden State 15 0 8.1 .303 .000 .750 1.9 .7 .6 .2 1.9
1992–93 Golden State 70 9 18.4 .437 .339 .747 2.8 1.3 .7 .3 6.2
1993–94 Golden State 36 0 6.1 .500 .414 .500 .9 .4 .2 .0 2.9
1994–95 Chicago 57 0 10.6 .492 .313 .564 1.7 .9 .4 .2 3.8
1995–96 Chicago 74 0 10.0 .463 .444 .636 1.5 .8 .5 .1 3.8
1996–97 Chicago 76 0 9.3 .367 .333 .357 1.7 .8 .3 .3 1.8
1997–98 Chicago 74 0 8.2 .483 .385 .500 1.0 .7 .3 .2 2.7
1998–99 Detroit 50* 0 21.1 .417 .412 .722 2.7 1.1 .7 .3 5.5
1999–2000 Detroit 58 5 11.3 .353 .217 .286 1.6 .6 .4 .3 2.2
2000–01 Detroit 57 3 12.9 .463 .416 .750 1.6 .7 .4 .2 3.4
2001–02 Phoenix 6 0 9.0 .333 .333 1.3 .5 .2 .0 1.0
2001–02 Orlando 60 2 10.5 .375 .352 .500 1.8 .5 .3 .1 1.8
Career 720 29 11.7 .433 .366 .633 1.8 .8 .4 .2 3.3

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1995 Chicago 10 0 10.4 .429 .000 .500 2.0 .5 .4 .3 2.0
1996 Chicago 17 0 7.5 .474 .381 .500 .6 .4 .4 .0 2.7
1997 Chicago 18 0 7.7 .419 .333 .600 1.3 .3 .2 .1 1.8
1998 Chicago 16 0 4.0 .364 .600 .7 .2 .2 .1 .7
1999 Detroit 5 0 16.8 .200 .250 2.6 .6 .6 .2 1.6
2000 Detroit 3 0 11.3 .286 .400 1.3 .3 .0 .3 2.0
2002 Orlando 2 0 5.0 .5 .5 .5 .0 .0
Career 71 0 7.9 .398 .358 .538 1.2 .3 .3 .1 1.7

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