|Shooting guard / Small forward|
June 5, 1983 |
Los Angeles, California
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school||Upland (Upland, California)|
|NBA draft||2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|2005–2006||New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets|
|2011||BC Nizhny Novgorod|
|2011||Reales de La Vega|
|Career highlights and awards|
Kirk Patrick Snyder (born June 5, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player.
Snyder grew up in Upland, California, and spent his college career at University of Nevada. In 2004, he led the Wolf Pack to its first Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament. During that trip, the team beat No. 2 seed Gonzaga and No. 7 seed Michigan State, but lost in the third round to No. 3 and eventual National Champion runner-up Georgia Tech.
Snyder was drafted in the first round (16th overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. After one season, he was traded to the New Orleans Hornets as part one of the largest trades in NBA history (13 players, 5 teams involved).
In New Orleans, Snyder became a starter midway through his only season. He scored a career-high 28 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and averaged nearly 20 minutes per game in 68 contests. After that, he was traded to the Houston Rockets for a 2008 second-round draft pick and cash considerations.
On February 21, 2008, as he was often the last man from the Rockets' bench, Snyder was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves along with a 2010 second-round draft pick and cash considerations for Gerald Green.
Snyder was arrested on March 30, 2009 after he allegedly broke into a Warren County, Ohio home and assaulted a man, sheriff deputies said. He was charged with aggravated burglary; he pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity at a March 31, 2009 hearing and was held on $500,000 bail.
He was subsequently convicted and sentenced to three years in jail and fined $5,550 in restitution. He was released early and signed with the Halifax Rainmen in Canada. Andre Levingston, the owner of the team, said, "Everybody makes mistakes, but I don't think they should be crucified for the rest of their life. You pay your debt to society and you humble yourself and you learn from your mistakes. So everybody deserves a second chance, maybe a third chance."
NBA career statistics
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- Kirk Snyder acquired from Hornets
- Timberwolves trade Gerald Green to Rockets for Kirk Snyder
- Bonzi Wells joins CBA with Shanxi Zhongyu
- "Нижний Новгород" подписал американского форварда Снайдера (Russian)
- Снайдер покинул "Нижний Новгород" (Russian)
- Former NBA Player Charged with Burglary Yahoo Sports, March 31, 2009
- Nevada basketball notes: Out of jail, Snyder joins Canadian league basketball team
- Media related to Kirk Snyder at Wikimedia Commons
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
- Kirk Snyder at Basketball-Reference.com