Austin Croshere

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Austin Croshere
Austin Croshere 2007.jpg
Croshere in 2007.
No. 44, 22
Power forward
Personal information
Born (1975-05-01) May 1, 1975 (age 39)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Crossroads School
(Santa Monica, California)
College Providence (1993–1997)
NBA draft 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro career 1997–2009
Career history
19972006 Indiana Pacers
2006–2007 Dallas Mavericks
2007–2008 Golden State Warriors
2008–2009 Milwaukee Bucks
2009 San Antonio Spurs
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,475 (6.8 ppg)
Rebounds 2,649 (4.0 rpg)
Assists 627 (1.0 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Austin Nathan Croshere (born May 1, 1975) is a retired American professional basketball player and current analyst for Fox Sports Indiana, which broadcasts Indiana Pacers games.

Education[edit]

He went to Palms Middle School and Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California, and graduated from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island.

Professional career[edit]

Indiana Pacers[edit]

Croshere played his first eight seasons in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers and is now a broadcaster for the team.

Croshere was the 12th pick of the 1997 NBA Draft, selected by the Indiana Pacers.

A 6'10", hard-nosed player who can play the power forward and small forward positions, Croshere has shot 33.9% from three-point range over the course of his ten-year career. In the 1999–2000 NBA season, he had peaked at just the right time as he helped the Pacers advance to the 2000 NBA Finals, marking the Pacers' first Finals appearance since the ABA-NBA merger.

He was rewarded for his performance in the regular season and particularly the playoffs with a hefty contract, which the Pacers soon learned to regret as lamentably, Austin never fully lived up to the promise he had shown. In fairness to him, Pacers coach Isiah Thomas seldom used him during the three seasons he coached the team. Croshere played 49 games in 2002-03, averaging a career-low 12.9 minutes per game that season as he fell out of the rotation.

Croshere became an important backup again during the Rick Carlisle years, and was a key contributor against the Detroit Pistons in the 2004 Eastern Conference Finals.

On September 26, 2008, Larry Bird announced that Croshere was invited to training camp with the Pacers for an opportunity at a second stint. He was waived on October 23, 2008.

Dallas Mavericks[edit]

On July 5, 2006, Croshere was traded to the Dallas Mavericks for Marquis Daniels.[1] This move left only Jeff Foster as the last Pacer remaining from the 1999-2000 Eastern Conference championship team.

Croshere scored a career-high 34 points in a Mavericks 122-102 win against the Seattle SuperSonics on January 30, 2007.[2]

Golden State Warriors[edit]

On August 3, 2007, Croshere signed with the Golden State Warriors.[3]

2008 was the first year in his career that Croshere did not make the playoffs.

Milwaukee Bucks[edit]

Croshere spent the 2008-09 pre-season with his former team, the Indiana Pacers. However he was waived by the Pacers. On October 27, he was signed off waivers by the Milwaukee Bucks.[4] He was released January 6, 2009 after averaging 3.3 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.[5]

San Antonio Spurs[edit]

Croshere was signed to a 10-day contract with the San Antonio Spurs on 16 January 2009.[6] He was released on 28 January after appearing in 3 games and scoring 4 points.[7]

Post-NBA career[edit]

In February 2010, Croshere joined Fox Sports Indiana as a pre and post-game analyst for Pacers games.[8] He has also served as a color commentator.

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
1997–98 Indiana 26 0 9.3 .372 .308 .571 1.7 .3 .3 .2 2.9
1998–99 Indiana 27 0 9.2 .427 .276 .870 1.7 .4 .3 .3 3.4
1999–00 Indiana 81 14 23.3 .441 .362 .848 6.4 1.1 .5 .7 10.3
2000–01 Indiana 81 23 23.1 .394 .338 .866 4.8 1.1 .4 .6 10.1
2001–02 Indiana 76 1 16.9 .413 .338 .851 3.9 1.0 .3 .4 6.8
2002–03 Indiana 49 0 12.9 .411 .391 .815 3.2 1.1 .1 .3 5.1
2003–04 Indiana 77 0 13.6 .388 .389 .894 3.2 .7 .3 .2 5.0
2004–05 Indiana 73 22 25.0 .378 .259 .883 5.1 1.3 .7 .2 8.9
2005–06 Indiana 50 26 23.0 .463 .386 .882 5.3 1.2 .4 .1 8.2
2006–07 Dallas 61 2 11.9 .351 .286 .865 3.0 .7 .2 .1 3.7
2007–08 Golden State 44 0 10.4 .445 .361 .906 2.4 .7 .2 .1 3.9
2008–09 Milwaukee 11 0 7.0 .400 .455 .636 2.2 .5 .1 .1 3.3
2008–09 San Antonio 3 0 7.7 .222 .000 .000 3.3 1.0 .0 .0 1.3
Career 659 88 17.4 .407 .340 .861 4.0 1.0 .4 .3 6.8

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1999 Indiana 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 1.000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 2.0
2000 Indiana 23 2 21.3 .418 .405 .839 4.7 .8 .4 .7 9.4
2001 Indiana 4 0 32.3 .400 .200 .867 5.0 1.5 1.0 .5 10.8
2002 Indiana 4 0 14.8 .400 .333 .750 3.5 .5 .3 .3 6.0
2003 Indiana 4 0 11.5 .263 .000 .857 4.3 .8 .0 .3 4.0
2004 Indiana 13 2 16.5 .345 .333 .810 3.1 .9 .3 .2 4.8
2005 Indiana 10 0 8.8 .400 .500 .833 1.7 .0 .4 .1 2.5
2006 Indiana 6 2 29.2 .316 .391 .889 3.7 1.2 .8 .0 8.2
2007 Dallas 3 0 11.3 .333 .750 1.000 2.0 .0 .0 .0 5.0
Career 68 6 18.2 .379 .360 .844 3.6 .7 .4 .4 6.7

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ ESPN - Sources: Mavs deal Daniels for Croshere - NBA
  2. ^ Mavs get big effort from Croshere to take care of Sonics
  3. ^ "Warriors Sign Kosta Perovic And Austin Croshere To Contracts". NBA.com. 2007-08-03. Retrieved 2007-08-03. 
  4. ^ "Bucks claim Austin Croshere; waive Adrian Griffin". NBA.com. 2008-10-27. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  5. ^ "Bucks release Croshere". jsonline.com. 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  6. ^ "Spurs sign Austin Croshere to 10-day contract". insidehoops.com. 2009-01-16. Archived from the original on 18 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  7. ^ Austin Croshere Yahoo! Sports page Accessed 29 January 2009
  8. ^ Wells, Mike (February 12, 2010). "Croshere back for 2nd career". Indianapolis Star. pp. B4. Archived from the original on February 12, 2010. 

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