Greg Foster (basketball)
October 3, 1968 |
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Skyline (Oakland, California)|
|NBA draft||1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall|
|Selected by the Washington Bullets|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Number||42, 44, 35, 40|
|1993–1994||Papagos Athens (Greece)|
|2000–2001||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2014–present||Philadelphia 76ers (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||2,538 (3.9 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,691 (2.6 rpg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Gregory Clinton Foster (born October 3, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player. He currently is an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers after spending 2013-14 season as the assistant for player development of the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Foster was born in Oakland, California and attended Skyline High School where he played alongside future NBA point guard Gary Payton. He began his collegiate basketball career at UCLA, playing for the Bruins his freshman and sophomore years before transferring to UTEP. As a junior in 1988-89, he played alongside future NBA stars Tim Hardaway and Antonio Davis. Foster helped lead the Miners to two WAC titles, and as a senior he averaged 15.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
Foster earned his bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies from UTEP in 2011.
A 6'11" center-power forward, Foster was selected by the Washington Bullets in the second round (35th overall pick) of the 1990 NBA Draft. He spent 13 seasons (1990–2003) in the NBA as a member of the Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz, Seattle SuperSonics, Los Angeles Lakers, and Toronto Raptors. During his long career, mainly spent as a reserve player, he reached the NBA Finals three times (twice with the Jazz and once with the Lakers) and won a championship ring with the Lakers in 2001.
- Knight, Bill (May 14, 2011). "UTEP basketball assistant Greg Foster gets degree 17 years after Miner days". El Paso Times. Archived from the original on June 23, 2011.
- Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com