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Rickey Green (born August 18, 1954) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Rickey Green
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Green from 1976 Michiganensian
Personal information
Born (1954-08-18) August 18, 1954 (age 65)
Chicago, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High schoolHirsch Metropolitan
(Chicago, Illinois)
College
NBA draft1977 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Playing career1977–1992
PositionPoint guard
Number25, 24, 14, 11, 12, 9, 13
Career history
1977–1978Golden State Warriors
1978Detroit Pistons
1979–1980Hawaii Volcanos
19801988Utah Jazz
1988–1989Charlotte Hornets
1989Milwaukee Bucks
1989–1990Indiana Pacers
1990–1991Philadelphia 76ers
1991–1992Boston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points8,870 (9.4 ppg)
Assists5,221 (5.5 apg)
Steals1,348 (1.4 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Green, a 6'0" (1.83 m) and 170 lb (77 kg) point guard, led Chicago's Hirsch High School to the 1973 IHSA Class AA State championship. He then played college basketball at Vincennes University and the University of Michigan; at the latter school, his team lost to the undefeated Big Ten Conference rival Indiana Hoosiers in the championship game of the 1976 NCAA Tournament.

Green was selected with the 16th pick in the 1977 NBA Draft, and competed in 14 seasons, playing for the Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, and Boston Celtics.

His highlight season was in 1982-83 with the Utah Jazz, when he averaged 14.3 points, 8.9 assists and 2.82 steals per game, and represented them the following year in the 1984 NBA All-Star Game. He retired in 1992 with NBA career totals of 8,870 points and 5,221 assists in 946 games.

In 1982, as a member of the Jazz, Green scored the five millionth point in NBA history.[1]

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
*Led the league

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1977–78 Golden State 76 14.4 .381 .600 1.5 2.0 0.8 0.0 4.5
1978–79 Detroit 27 16.0 .379 .672 1.5 2.3 0.9 0.0 6.6
1980–81 Utah 47 27.8 .481 .000 .722 2.5 5.0 1.6 0.0 9.0
1981–82 Utah 81 73 34.8 .493 .000 .765 3.0 7.8 2.3 0.1 14.8
1982–83 Utah 78 78 35.7 .493 .154 .797 2.9 8.9 2.8 0.1 14.3
1983–84 Utah 81 81 34.2 .486 .118 .821 2.8 9.2 2.7* 0.2 13.2
1984–85 Utah 77 77 31.6 .477 .300 .869 2.5 7.8 1.7 0.0 13.0
1985–86 Utah 80 44 25.2 .471 .172 .852 1.7 5.1 1.3 0.1 11.7
1986–87 Utah 81 80 25.8 .467 .368 .827 2.0 6.7 1.4 0.0 9.6
1987–88 Utah 81 3 13.8 .424 .211 .904 1.0 3.7 0.7 0.0 4.9
1988–89 Charlotte 33 2 11.2 .432 .200 .929 0.7 2.5 0.5 0.0 3.9
1988–89 Milwaukee 30 0 16.7 .545 .333 .895 1.5 3.5 0.7 0.1 5.4
1989–90 Indiana 69 0 13.4 .433 .091 .843 0.8 2.6 0.7 0.0 3.5
1990–91 Philadelphia 79 75 28.5 .463 .222 .830 1.7 5.2 0.7 0.1 10.0
1991–92 Boston 26 0 14.1 .447 .250 .722 0.9 2.6 0.7 0.0 4.1
Career 946 513 24.6 .469 .207 .807 1.9 5.5 1.4 0.1 9.4
All-Star 1 0 19.0 .375 0.0 11.0 1.0 0.0 6.0

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1984 Utah 11 36.7 .424 .250 .744 3.1 9.5 1.7 0.4 14.6
1985 Utah 10 10 30.2 .538 .143 .921 3.0 7.5 1.2 0.0 15.0
1986 Utah 4 4 29.8 .488 .500 .909 2.3 9.5 0.5 0.0 13.3
1987 Utah 4 3 18.0 .478 .000 .833 2.0 6.3 0.5 0.0 6.8
1988 Utah 7 0 5.4 .250 0.1 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.6
1989 Milwaukee 8 0 13.8 .414 .500 1.000 1.6 2.3 0.6 0.0 3.6
1990 Indiana 3 0 10.3 .143 0.3 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.7
1991 Philadelphia 8 8 24.9 .436 .750 .889 1.1 2.8 0.9 0.0 7.4
Career 55 25 23.2 .455 .350 .847 1.9 5.3 0.9 0.1 8.8

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