September 18, 1971 |
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Washington (Sandersville, Georgia)|
|NBA draft||1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||1,902 (6.9 ppg)|
|Rebounds||741 (2.7 rpg)|
|Assists||384 (1.4 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Greg Magado Minor (born September 18, 1971) is an American basketball coach and a former NBA basketball player who spent five seasons with the Boston Celtics. He has been an assistant coach with the NBA Development League's Tulsa 66ers, Bakersfield Jam, and Idaho Stampede.
Having averaged 12.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in three seasons at the University of Louisville, Minor was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers as the 25th overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft. On June 30, 1994, the Clippers then traded Minor along with veteran Mark Jackson to the Indiana Pacers for Malik Sealy, Pooh Richardson, and the rights to fellow rookie Eric Piatkowski. He was released from the Pacers' roster before start of the 1994–95 NBA season, but signed as a free agent with the Boston Celtics on October 19.
Minor remained with the Celtics for the entirety of his five-year career (1994–1999), averaging 6.9 points per game and maintaining a shooting percentage of .478. During his rookie season, he scored a career-high 31 points in a home game against the Golden State Warriors on January 27, 1995. In 1996, Minor competed in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest during the All-Star Weekend in San Antonio, Texas, where he finished third overall.
Minor suffered from a career ending hip injury on April 29, 1999 during a game against the Miami Heat. In 2006, he obtained a Bachelor's of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix. In 2007, Minor traveled to Iraq with Thurl Bailey and Shawn Bradley to meet with the troops. Minor also worked with the NBA at the Haier Academy in China in 2007 and 2009.
Minor became the assistant coach of the Continental Basketball Association's Lawton-Fort Sill Calvary in 2008. He worked with NBA legends Otis Birdsong, the general manager of the team, and Michael Ray Richardson, the head coach. The Lawton-Fort Sill Calvary won the CBA Championship that year.
On September 25, 2008, the Oklahoma City Thunder added Minor as a member of the basketball operations staff for the NBA Development League affiliate the Tulsa 66ers. Minor was the assistant coach to Paul Woolpert.