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Michael Adams (basketball)

Michael Adams (born January 19, 1963) is an American former professional basketball player and coach.

Michael Adams
Personal information
Born (1963-01-19) January 19, 1963 (age 55)
Hartford, Connecticut
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight162 lb (73 kg)
Career information
High schoolHartford Public
(Hartford, Connecticut)
CollegeBoston College (1981–1985)
NBA draft1985 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66th overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Playing career1985–1996
PositionPoint guard
Number10, 14, 23
Coaching career1999–2010
Career history
As player:
1985Springfield Fame
1985Sacramento Kings
1986Springfield Fame
1985–1986Bay State Bombardiers
1986–1987Washington Bullets
19871991Denver Nuggets
19911994Washington Bullets
19941996Charlotte Hornets
As coach:
1999–2000Richmond Rhythm (assistant)
2000–2001Vancouver Grizzlies (assistant)
2001–2002Memphis Grizzlies (assistant)
2004Washington Mystics
2005–2007Maryland (assistant)
2009–2010Archbishop Carroll HS
Career highlights and awards
As player:
Career NBA statistics
Points9,621 (14.7 ppg)
Assists4,209 (6.4 apg)
Steals1,081 (1.7 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Adams was born in Hartford, Connecticut. After starring at Boston College, the 5'10" point guard was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the 3rd round with the 66th pick of the 1985 NBA Draft. He only averaged 2.2 points during his rookie season, but he would have more success later in his career while playing for other teams. In his second season, he played with the Washington Bullets, but Adams had his best season in 1990-1991, when he averaged 26.5 points (including a 54-point game) and 10.5 assists per game while playing for the Denver Nuggets. After that breakout season, he rejoined the Bullets via a trade, during which time he appeared in his only NBA All-Star Game in 1992.

Renowned for his "push shot", Adams retired in 1996 when playing for the Charlotte Hornets with NBA career totals of 9,621 points and 4,209 assists, and remains among the all-time league leaders in three-point field goals made and attempted. Adams had a record 79 consecutive games with a 3-point field goal (from January 28, 1988 to January 23, 1989). The record is now held by Stephen Curry.[1]

Adams has held coaching positions with the International Basketball League's Richmond Rhythm, the NBA's Vancouver Grizzlies, the WNBA's Washington Mystics, and the University of Maryland.[2]

Contents

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

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1985–86 Sacramento 18 0 7.7 .364 .000 .667 .3 1.2 .5 .1 2.2
1986–87 Washington 63 0 20.7 .407 .275 .847 2.0 3.9 1.3 .1 7.2
1987–88 Denver 82 75 33.9 .449 .367 .834 2.7 6.1 2.0 .2 13.9
1988–89 Denver 77 77 36.2 .433 .356 .819 3.7 6.4 2.2 .1 18.5
1989–90 Denver 79 74 34.1 .402 .366 .850 2.8 6.3 1.5 .0 15.5
1990–91 Denver 66 66 35.5 .394 .296 .879 3.9 10.5 2.2 .1 26.5
1991–92 Washington 78 78 35.8 .393 .324 .869 4.0 7.6 1.9 .1 18.1
1992–93 Washington 70 70 35.7 .439 .321 .856 3.4 7.5 1.4 .1 14.8
1993–94 Washington 70 67 33.4 .408 .288 .830 2.6 6.9 1.4 .1 12.1
1994–95 Charlotte 29 0 15.3 .453 .358 .833 1.0 3.3 .8 .0 6.5
1995–96 Charlotte 21 3 15.7 .446 .341 .743 1.0 3.2 1.0 .2 5.4
Career 653 510 31.3 .415 .332 .849 2.9 6.4 1.7 .1 14.7

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1987 Washington 3 27.3 .320 .222 .333 2.3 3.3 2.3 .0 6.3
1988 Denver 11 36.9 .362 .315 .878 3.3 5.8 1.6 .2 13.4
1989 Denver 2 37.5 .417 .455 .875 8.5 4.5 1.5 .0 23.5
1990 Denver 3 35.0 .382 .300 .875 2.0 6.0 1.3 .0 13.0
1995 Charlotte 1 0 11.0 .400 .000 .000 1.0 2.0 .0 .0 4.0
Career 20 34.0 .370 .327 .850 3.4 5.2 1.6 .1 12.8

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Player bio". umterps.com. Archived from the original on February 19, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2008.
  2. ^ "Terrapins Tab Moxley and Adams As Assistant Coaches". April 15, 2005. Archived from the original on February 19, 2012. Retrieved October 4, 2008.

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