Paul Griffin (basketball)

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Paul Griffin
No. 30
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1954-01-20) January 20, 1954 (age 60)
Shelby, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (206 cm)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Shelby (Shelby, Michigan)
College Western Michigan (1972–1976)
NBA draft 1976 / Round: 5 / Pick: 74th overall
Selected by the New Orleans Jazz
Pro playing career 1976–1983
Career history
19761979 New Orleans Jazz
19791983 San Antonio Spurs
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,443 (5.1 ppg)
Rebounds 2,650 (5.5 rpg)
Assists 1,116 (2.3 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Paul Arthur Griffin (born January 20, 1954, in Shelby, Michigan) is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Griffin attended Western Michigan University from 1972 to 1976, leading the Broncos to their first NCAA Basketball Tournament berth in 1976 and an appearance in the Sweet Sixteen. He finished his career as WMU's all-time leading rebounder.

Griffin was selected by the New Orleans Jazz in the fifth round of the 1976 NBA Draft, where he spent three seasons. He was acquired by the San Antonio Spurs for the 1979–80 season and remained there until the end of his NBA career in 1983. During the 1980s, Griffin and his Spurs teammates George Johnson, Dave Corzine, Kevin Restani, Mark Olberding and Reggie Johnson earned the nickname "The Bruise Brothers" for their physical style of play.[1]

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