Ryan Cleo Bowen (born November 20, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player who is currently an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was a 6'7", 218 lb (99 kg) power forward.
|Born||November 20, 1975|
Fort Madison, Iowa
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Fort Madison (Fort Madison, Iowa)|
|NBA draft||1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55th overall|
|Selected by the Denver Nuggets|
|Number||42, 32, 40|
|2007–2009||New Orleans Hornets|
|2009||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2011–2013||Denver Nuggets (assistant)|
|2013–2015||Sacramento Kings (assistant)|
|2015–present||Denver Nuggets (assistant)|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||1,319 (2.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,060 (2.1 rpg)|
|Assists||250 (0.5 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Bowen played college basketball at the University of Iowa, where he finished in the top 10 of career blocks and rebounds, and continues to hold the record in career steals. In his senior year at Iowa, Bowen averaged 14.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.
Bowen was a second-round draft pick of the Denver Nuggets in the 1998 NBA Draft, but he played his rookie season at Oyak Renault in the Turkish Basketball League before joining the Nuggets in 1999.
In January 2007, after being released by the Rockets, he was signed by TAU Cerámica to a two-month deal in advance of the Euroleague top 16, in which they had already secured a top seed. The team has the option to extend the contract through the end of the European season. Because of an injury he left Spain and in March 2007, he signed with Ironi Naharia of the Israel Premier League. During his stay with the team, he kept a blog of his experiences in Israel. He was waived in May 2007 by Naharia.
Denver Nuggets / Houston RocketsEdit
After his stint on Turkey, he signed with the Nuggets in 1999. and played five seasons there before being picked up by the Houston Rockets. After two seasons with Houston, Bowen was released before the 2006–07 NBA season began.
New Orleans HornetsEdit
Oklahoma City ThunderEdit
Shortly after retiring from the NBA, Ryan took his talents to Iowa City to become the video coordinator for the University of Iowa shortly after Fran McCaffery took over. After spending a year plus in Iowa City working for the Hawkeyes, Ryan was hired as an assistant coach by the Denver Nuggets in December 2011. On August 21, 2013, Bowen was hired as an assistant coach and assistant director of player development by the Sacramento Kings. In July 2015, Bowen returned to the Denver Nuggets as an assistant following Denver's hire of Mike Malone as the head coach.
Off the courtEdit
Ryan Bowen has an older brother and an older sister, and has had a daughter and two sons with his wife Wendy. He was awarded the Chopper Travaglini Award for his work in the Denver community, and has established the Ryan Bowen Family Foundation to help sponsor youth athletics, athletic facilities and college scholarships for children in southeastern Iowa and Denver, Colorado. The foundation also sponsors the "Floor Burns" basketball camp, which is held every summer in Iowa.
NBA career statisticsEdit
|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|
- "Iowa Basketball Career Individual Leaders: Career Leaders". Archived from the original on 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
- "Ryan Bowen bio". NBA. Archived from the original on December 13, 2006.
- "Tau suspends Bowen contract". January 27, 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
- "Ryan in Israel". Archived from the original on 2007-05-26. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
- HoopsHype Profile.htm
- Thunder waives F Ryan Bowen, roster now at 14. Retrieved on November 25, 2009.
- http://www.hawkeyesports.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/bowen_ryan01.html. Retrieved on October 9, 2011
- Kings hire Ryan Bowen as assistant coach and assistant director of player development
- "Michael Malone finalizes Denver Nuggets coaching staff". DenverPost.com. July 4, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
- "Ryan Bowen Info Page". Archived from the original on 2006-12-13. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
- "Ryan Bowen Family Foundation". Archived from the original on 2004-06-06. Retrieved 2007-05-05.
- "Basketball Camps". Archived from the original on 2004-07-21. Retrieved 2007-05-05.