Michael Adams (basketball)

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Michael Adams
No. 10, 14, 23
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1963-01-19) January 19, 1963 (age 51)
Hartford, Connecticut
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight 162 lb (73 kg)
Career information
High school Hartford Public
(Hartford, Connecticut)
College Boston College (1981–1985)
NBA draft 1985 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66th overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Pro playing career 1985–1996
Career history
1985 Springfield Fame (USBL)
1985 Sacramento Kings
1986 Springfield Fame (USBL)
1985–1986 Bay State Bombardiers (CBA)
1986–1987 Washington Bullets
19871991 Denver Nuggets
19911994 Washington Bullets
19941996 Charlotte Hornets
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 9,621 (14.7 ppg)
Assists 4,209 (6.4 apg)
Steals 1,081 (1.7 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael Adams (born January 19, 1963) is a former NBA player and basketball coach.

Adams was born in Hartford, Connecticut. After starring at Boston College, the 5'10" point guard was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the 3rd round with the 66th pick of the 1985 NBA Draft. He only averaged 2.2 points during his rookie season, but he would have more success later in his career while playing for other teams. In his second season he played with the Washington Bullets, but Adams had his best season in 1990-1991, when he averaged 26.5 points (including a 54 point game) and 10.5 assists per game while playing for the Denver Nuggets. After that breakout season, he rejoined the Bullets via a trade, during which time he appeared in his first NBA All-Star Game in 1992.

Renowned for his "push shot", Adams retired in 1996 when playing for the Charlotte Hornets with NBA career totals of 9,621 points and 4,209 assists, and remains among the all-time league leaders in three-point field goals made and attempted. Adams had a record 79 consecutive games with a 3-point field goal (from January 28, 1988 - January 23, 1989). The record has since been broken by Dana Barros.[1]

Adams has held coaching positions with the International Basketball League's Richmond Rhythm, the NBA's Vancouver Grizzlies, the WNBA's Washington Mystics, and the University of Maryland.[2]

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
1985–86 Sacramento 18 0 7.7 .364 .000 .667 .3 1.2 .5 .1 2.2
1986–87 Washington 63 0 20.7 .407 .275 .847 2.0 3.9 1.3 .1 7.2
1987–88 Denver 82 75 33.9 .449 .367 .834 2.7 6.1 2.0 .2 13.9
1988–89 Denver 77 77 36.2 .433 .356 .819 3.7 6.4 2.2 .1 18.5
1989–90 Denver 79 74 34.1 .402 .366 .850 2.8 6.3 1.5 .0 15.5
1990–91 Denver 66 66 35.5 .394 .296 .879 3.9 10.5 2.2 .1 26.5
1991–92 Washington 78 78 35.8 .393 .324 .869 4.0 7.6 1.9 .1 18.1
1992–93 Washington 70 70 35.7 .439 .321 .856 3.4 7.5 1.4 .1 14.8
1993–94 Washington 70 67 33.4 .408 .288 .830 2.6 6.9 1.4 .1 12.1
1994–95 Charlotte 29 0 15.3 .453 .358 .833 1.0 3.3 .8 .0 6.5
1995–96 Charlotte 21 3 15.7 .446 .341 .743 1.0 3.2 1.0 .2 5.4
Career 653 510 31.3 .415 .332 .849 2.9 6.4 1.7 .1 14.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1986–87 Washington 3 27.3 .320 .222 .333 2.3 3.3 2.3 .0 6.3
1987–88 Denver 11 36.9 .362 .315 .878 3.3 5.8 1.6 .2 13.4
1988–89 Denver 2 37.5 .417 .455 .875 8.5 4.5 1.5 .0 23.5
1989–90 Denver 3 35.0 .382 .300 .875 2.0 6.0 1.3 .0 13.0
1994–95 Charlotte 1 0 11.0 .400 .000 .000 1.0 2.0 .0 .0 4.0
Career 20 34.0 .370 .327 .850 3.4 5.2 1.6 .1 12.8

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Player bio at umterps.com. Retrieved on December 5, 2008.
  2. ^ "Terrapins Tab Moxley and Adams As Assistant Coaches". April 15, 2005. Retrieved on October 4, 2008.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Marianne Stanley
Washington Mystics Head Coach
2004
Succeeded by
Richie Adubato