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Patrick Mutombo (born March 7, 1980) is a Congolese basketball coach and former player who is an assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In his playing career, he was a Division II All-American college player at Metropolitan State University and played professionally in several countries, most notably in Italy's Lega Basket Serie A.

Patrick Mutombo
Toronto Raptors
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1980-03-07) March 7, 1980 (age 39)
Kinshasa, Zaire
NationalityCongolese / Belgian
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
CollegeMetro State (1999–2003)
NBA draft2003 / Undrafted
Playing career2003–2010
PositionSmall forward
Coaching career2012–present
Career history
As player:
2003–2004Pallacanestro Messina
2004–2005Roseto Sharks
2005–2006Air Avellino
2006–2007Pallalcesto Udine
2007CETAF/Vila Velha
2008Ferrara
2009Trikala 2000
2009–2010Bakersfield Jam
As coach:
2011–2012Metro State (assistant)
20122015Denver Nuggets (assistant)
2015–2016Austin Spurs (assistant)
2016–presentToronto Raptors (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As player:
  • NCAA Division II champion (2000, 2002)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament MVP (2002)
  • RMAC Player of the Year (2002)
  • 2× First-team All-RMAC (2002, 2003)

As assistant coach:

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College careerEdit

Mutombo played for Metro State, coached by Mike Dunlap, from 1999 to 2003. In his time there he was a member of two NCAA Division II national championship teams in 2000 and 2002. As a junior in 2002, Mutombo scored 29 points in the championship game against Kentucky Wesleyan and was named the tournament Most Valuable Player.[1] For his career, Mutombo was twice named first team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and in 2002 was the conference player of the year. For his career he scored 1,360 points and in 2011 was named to the Metro State Athletic Hall of Fame.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Following the close of his college career, Mutombo signed with Pallacanestro Messina of Italy's top league.[3] After averaging 7.8 points per game in his first season, Mutombo played another three years in Lega Basket Serie A for Roseto, Air Avellino and Pallalcesto Udine. Over the next three years, Mutombo played in Brazil, Greece and return to Italy. His last playing stint was with the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.

Coaching careerEdit

In 2011, Mutombo joined the Denver Nuggets as player development coordinator. In 2012, he was promoted to assistant coach.[4]

On October 7, he was hired by the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League as an assistant coach.[5]

Mutombo joined the Raptors in the 2016–17 NBA season.[6] Mutumbo won his first championship when the Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals.

Personal lifeEdit

Patrick Mutombo holds no known relation to Dikembe Mutombo, although he is frequently asked if he does.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Metro State Defeats Rival for Division II Title". Los Angeles Times. March 24, 2002. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "2011 Hall of Fame Class Announced". Metro State Athletics. January 19, 2011. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "Basket, serie A: Messina ingaggia Patrick Mutombo". Repubblica Sport (in Italian). Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "Denver Nuggets bio". NBA.com. Retrieved July 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "Austin Spurs Announce Coaching Staff Additions". OurSportsCentral.com. October 7, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
  6. ^ Raptors to add Patrick Mutombo to coaching staff | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE TORONTO RAPTORS
  7. ^ http://www.rfi.fr/sports/20181222-basket-patrick-mutombo-le-banc-touche-nba-s-y-faire-prenom

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