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Michael Leeroyall Evans (born April 19, 1955) is a retired American National Basketball Association (NBA) player and coach. He played collegiately at Kansas State University where he is Kansas State's second all-time leading points scorer, behind Jacob Pullen, with 2,115 points. He was drafted by the Denver Nuggets with the 21st pick of the 1978 NBA Draft and had a 9-year NBA career with four teams (the San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Denver Nuggets). He was widely regarded throughout his career as an excellent 3-point shooter, being among the league leaders in that statistical category for several years.

Mike Evans
Personal information
Born (1955-04-19) April 19, 1955 (age 64)
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High schoolLaurinburg Institute
(Laurinburg, North Carolina)
CollegeKansas State (1974–1978)
NBA draft1978 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career1979–1989
PositionPoint guard
Number1, 5
Career history
As player:
1979–1980San Antonio Spurs
19801982Milwaukee Bucks
1982Cleveland Cavaliers
1982–1983Montana Golden Nuggets
19831988Denver Nuggets
1988–1989Ipifim Torino
As coach:
2001–2002Denver Nuggets
2007–2009Toronto Raptors (assistant)
2010–2011Halifax Rainmen
2011–2012Moncton Miracles
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points4,531 (7.7 ppg)
Rebounds808 (1.4 rpg)
Assists1,514 (2.6 apg)
Stats at

After his retirement as a player, he became an assistant coach with the Nuggets. In 2001, when Dan Issel was fired, Evans assumed coaching duties for the remainder of the 2001-02 season, after which Jeff Bzdelik was hired as the team's head coach. In 2006-07 he was a scout for the Toronto Raptors.[1] He then joined the Raptors' coaching staff in 2007-08.[2] He was fired in the 2009 off-season.

Head coaching recordEdit

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Playoffs PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Denver 2001–02 56 18 38 .321 6th in Midwest Missed playoffs
Career 56 18 38 .321


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