|No. 31, 13, 9|
November 23, 1974 |
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|NBA draft||1996 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall|
|Selected by the Charlotte Hornets|
|Pro playing career||1996–2009|
|1997–2005||San Antonio Spurs|
|2005–2009||New York Knicks|
|2009||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||5,003 (6.2 ppg)|
|Rebounds||3,371 (4.1 rpg)|
|Assists||684 (0.8 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
High school and college
Rose graduated from Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, the same high school as Wilt Chamberlain. He graduated from Drexel University with All-American honors after leading the Dragons to their lone NCAA Tournament victory with an upset of the University of Memphis 75-63. At Drexel, Malik averaged over 16 points and 12 rebounds per game throughout his four-year college career. He was a student teacher at Robert E. Lamberton School. In 2011, the 1995-96 men's basketball team, led by Rose, was inducted into the Drexel athletic Hall of Fame.
Rose was drafted in 1996 in the second round by the Charlotte Hornets. Rose is the second Drexel basketball player to participate in the NBA, following Michael Anderson. He was signed as a free agent by the San Antonio Spurs in 1997, and quickly became one of their more popular players due to his displays of hustle, defense, and skill despite being undersized. Rose was on the Spurs' NBA championship teams in 1999 and 2003. On February 24, 2005, Rose was traded along with a pair of first-round draft picks to the New York Knicks for Nazr Mohammed and Jamison Brewer, much to the dismay of Spurs fans. A highlight during his tenure with the Knicks was a 10-point, 15-rebound and 9-assist performance in a 94–93 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on April 18, 2007, just missing a triple-double. After being relegated to a minor supporting role for the Knicks for four years, Rose was traded from the Knicks to the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 19, 2009 for Chris Wilcox.
One of Rose's most memorable games occurred during the opening round of the 2002 Playoffs against the Seattle SuperSonics. With star front court players Tim Duncan and David Robinson out, Rose stepped in as a starter. Bringing the Spurs back from a 26-point half-time deficit, the Spurs eventually lost by 12 but not before making a contest of the game. Malik had 28 points and 13 rebounds for the game; more importantly, in spelling his big stars for the contest, he helped the Spurs eventually win a playoff series they were in jeopardy of losing.
Post NBA career
Rose joined the Madison Square Garden Network as a pregame analyst for his former Knicks team for the 2009-2010 season. He was also named the color analyst for the NBA Developmental League team, the Austin Toros, who broadcast their games on television for the first time.
On December 20, 2011, Rose was hired as color commentator for the Philadelphia 76ers television broadcasts.
NBA career statistics
|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|
- Drexel Dragons
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 2000 points and 1000 rebounds
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball career rebounding leaders
Notes and references
- "Drexel Hall of Fame: Men's Basketball Team 1995-96".
- New York Knicks vs. Charlotte Bobcats - Recap - April 18, 2007 - ESPN
- "Source: Knicks swap Rose for Wilcox". Retrieved 2009-02-19.
- "Sports Illustrated: Recap Seattle 91, San Antonio 79 May 02, 2002". CNN.
- "Toros games to be televised live". November 30, 2009.