Steven Michael Henson (born February 2, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player, who was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2nd round (44th overall) of the 1990 NBA draft. He was an assistant basketball coach at the University of Oklahoma under his former college coach Lon Kruger. On April 1, 2016, Henson was hired as the head coach at the University of Texas at San Antonio and assumed his new position after the Sooners' exit from the NCAA Tournament the following day.
|Born||February 2, 1968|
Junction City, Kansas
|Listed height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Listed weight||177 lb (80 kg)|
|High school||McPherson (McPherson, Kansas)|
|College||Kansas State (1986–1990)|
|NBA draft||1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall|
|Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks|
|1992||La Crosse Catbirds|
|1993–1994||Rapid City Thrillers|
|1994||Fargo-Moorhead Fever / Mexico City Aztecas|
|1994–1995||Portland Trail Blazers|
|1997–1998||Grand Rapids Hoops|
|2001–2002||Atlanta Hawks (advance scout)|
|2002–2003||Atlanta Hawks (assistant)|
|2003–2004||South Florida (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||739 (3.1 ppg)|
|Assists||465 (2.0 apg)|
|Rebounds||176 (0.7 rpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Henson played collegiately at Kansas State University, where he was named to the All-Big Eight Conference first team in 1989. He is Kansas State's all-time leader in assists, and remains in the top ten on the all-time NCAA career free throw percentage list, with a .900 mark. He was also a track and field decathlete at Kansas State.
In six seasons in the NBA, Henson played for the Bucks, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trail Blazers, and Detroit Pistons. During his NBA career, Henson appeared in 238 games and averaged 3.1 points per game.
Since retiring from playing basketball, Henson has turned to coaching. He has been an assistant at Illinois, with the Atlanta Hawks, at South Florida, at UNLV and at Oklahoma. After a successful 2015–16 season with the Oklahoma Sooners to the 2016 Final Four in Houston, Coach Steve Henson was announced to succeed Brooks Thompson as the new Head Coach for UTSA.
In his first year of coaching, Henson engaged in a major rebuilding effort after succeeding Thompson as Head Coach. In his first year, UTSA posted a nine win improvement in the overall record, going to 14-19 and a five win improvement in Conference USA conference games to 8-10. In his second season, Henson posted a winning record for the first time since 2011-12, going 20-14 for the season and 11-7 in conference play, and being named the conference coach of the year. The UTSA Roadrunners lost in the quarterfinals of the 2018 C-USA Tournament, but secured an invite into the 2018 CIT Tournament.
Head Coaching RecordEdit
|UTSA Roadrunners (C-USA) (2016–Present)|
Postseason invitational champion