Adrian Griffin

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Adrian Griffin
Adrian Griffin.jpg
Griffin in 2007.
Chicago Bulls
Position Assistant coach
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1974-07-04) July 4, 1974 (age 40)
Wichita, Kansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Wichita East (Wichita, Kansas)
College Seton Hall (1992–1996)
NBA draft 1996 / Undrafted
Pro career 1996–2008
Position Guard / Small forward
Number 44, 7
Coaching career 2008–present
Career history
As player:
1996 Long Island Surf (USBL)
1996–1998 Connecticut Pride (CBA)
1998 Atlantic City Seagulls (USBL)
1998 Roseto Basket (Italy)
1998–1999 Connecticut Pride (CBA)
1999 Atlantic City Seagulls (USBL)
19992001 Boston Celtics
20012003 Dallas Mavericks
2003–2004 Houston Rockets
2004–2005 Chicago Bulls
2005–2006 Dallas Mavericks
20062008 Chicago Bulls
2008 Seattle SuperSonics
As coach:
20082010 Milwaukee Bucks (asst.)
2010–present Chicago Bulls (asst.)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,919 (4.0 ppg)
Rebounds 1,512 (3.2 rpg)
Assists 653 (1.4 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Adrian Darnell Griffin (born July 4, 1974) is a retired American professional basketball player and current assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played in the NBA as a guard and small forward from 1999 to 2008 after playing from 1996 to 1999 in minor leagues. Griffin grew up in Wichita, Kansas and played collegiately at Seton Hall University.

College career[edit]

Griffin attended Seton Hall University and was a three-year starter. As a senior, he averaged 16.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game, and won All-Big East second team honors.

Professional career[edit]

Griffin went undrafted after leaving Seton Hall University in 1996, and began his NBA career in 1999–2000 with the Boston Celtics, having spent the previous three years in Italy (playing 8 games for Cordivari Roseto from July to October 1998) and the CBA. As a rookie, his averages were 7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.61 steals per game.

Over six seasons, he played for the Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls, averaging 4.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and one steal per game. A career highlight was becoming a starter for the Dallas Mavericks in the 2006 NBA Finals.

On July 16, 2006, Griffin's agent announced that he would be ending his second tenure with the Mavericks and beginning his second tenure with the Bulls. He signed a three-year contract with Chicago.

On February 21, 2008, Griffin was sent to the Seattle SuperSonics in an 11-player deal that involved players from the Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the SuperSonics.

On August 13, 2008, Griffin was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in a three-team, six-player deal involving the Bucks, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Oklahoma City Thunder that also sent Milwaukee's Mo Williams to Cleveland, Cleveland's Joe Smith and Milwaukee's Desmond Mason to Oklahoma City, and Cleveland's Damon Jones and Oklahoma City's Luke Ridnour to Milwaukee.[1]

On October 27, 2008, he was released by the Bucks to make room for free agent forward, Austin Croshere. Shortly after, he was hired by head coach Scott Skiles as an assistant, where he would work for the next two seasons. On September 9, 2010, he was announced as an assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls.[2] He left the Bulls in July 2011 to focus on family affairs.[3] However, he returned to the team a few months later.[4]

NBA career statistics[edit]

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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1999–00 Boston 72 47 26.8 .424 .281 .753 5.2 2.5 1.6 .2 6.7
2000–01 Boston 44 0 8.6 .340 .346 .750 2.0 .6 .4 .1 2.1
2001–02 Dallas 58 34 23.8 .499 .296 .837 3.9 1.8 1.3 .2 7.2
2002–03 Dallas 74 48 18.6 .433 .250 .844 3.6 1.4 1.0 .1 4.4
2003–04 Houston 19 1 7.0 .278 .500 .000 1.0 .5 .4 .1 .6
2004–05 Chicago 69 1 9.7 .360 .222 .750 2.1 .8 .6 .1 2.2
2005–06 Dallas 52 45 23.9 .480 .000 .774 4.4 1.7 1.0 .2 4.6
2006–07 Chicago 54 1 10.8 .473 .000 .789 2.0 1.1 .6 .1 2.5
2007–08 Chicago 22 2 10.1 .400 .000 .429 1.7 1.0 .6 .1 2.3
2007–08 Seattle 13 0 6.5 .375 .000 1.000 1.7 .4 .4 .1 1.1
Career 477 179 16.8 .438 .278 .763 3.2 1.4 .9 .1 4.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002 Dallas 4 1 14.3 .588 .000 .000 2.3 1.0 .5 .2 5.0
2003 Dallas 15 2 8.7 .415 .333 1.000 2.9 .5 .3 .0 2.5
2005 Chicago 5 0 17.2 .517 .000 .800 4.0 1.8 1.0 .0 6.8
2006 Dallas 20 8 17.5 .542 .000 .875 3.6 1.2 .8 .1 3.6
2007 Chicago 4 0 2.3 .000 .000 .000 .3 .0 .2 .0 .0
Career 48 11 13.2 .487 .200 .765 3.0 .9 .6 .1 3.4

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cavaliers Acquire Williams in Three-Team Trade, August 13th, 2008
  2. ^ Transactions: 2010–11 NBA season
  3. ^ Johnson, K.C. (July 8, 2011). "Bulls assistant walks away for more family time". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ AFTER BRIEF HIATUS, GRIFFIN RETURNS TO BULLS' STAFF

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