Griffin in 2007
|Oklahoma City Thunder|
July 4, 1974 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||217 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Wichita East (Wichita, Kansas)|
|College||Seton Hall (1992–1996)|
|NBA draft||1996 / Undrafted|
|Position||Guard / Small forward|
|1996||Long Island Surf|
|1998||Atlantic City Seagulls|
|1999||Atlantic City Seagulls|
|2008–2010||Milwaukee Bucks (asst.)|
|2010–2015||Chicago Bulls (asst.)|
|2015–2016||Orlando Magic (asst.)|
|2016–present||Oklahoma City Thunder (asst.)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||1,919 (4.0 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,512 (3.2 rpg)|
|Assists||653 (1.4 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Adrian Darnell Griffin (born July 4, 1974) is an American retired professional basketball player and currently is the top assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played in the NBA as a guard and small forward from 1999 to 2008. Griffin grew up in Wichita, Kansas and played collegiately at Seton Hall University.
Griffin attended Seton Hall University and was a three-year starter. As a senior, he averaged 16.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game, and won All-Big East second team honors. In 2010, Griffin was inducted into the Seton Hall Athletics Hall of Fame.
Griffin went undrafted after leaving Seton Hall University in 1996, and began his NBA career in 1999–2000 with the Boston Celtics, having spent the previous three years in Italy (playing 8 games for Cordivari Roseto from July to October 1998) and the CBA. As a rookie, his averages were 7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.61 steals per game.
Over six seasons, he played for the Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls, averaging 4.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and one steal per game. A career highlight was becoming a starter for the Dallas Mavericks in the 2006 NBA Finals.
On August 13, 2008, Griffin was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in a three-team, six-player deal involving the Bucks, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Oklahoma City Thunder that also sent Milwaukee's Mo Williams to Cleveland, Cleveland's Joe Smith and Milwaukee's Desmond Mason to Oklahoma City, and Cleveland's Damon Jones and Oklahoma City's Luke Ridnour to Milwaukee.
Along with working in the NBA, in 2014, Griffin accepted the offer to work with the USA coaching staff that helped win the Gold Medal in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. This team featured many NBA stars including: Stephen Curry, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving.
Griffin has completed his bachelors and masters degrees and is working on his doctorate in leadership studies.
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|
- Cavaliers Acquire Williams in Three-Team Trade, August 13th, 2008
- Transactions: 2010–11 NBA season
- "Magic Name Griffin, Mathis, Elie and Henry Assistant Coaches". NBA.com. June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2015.
- Deveney, Sean (April 3, 2014). "The Baseline: Adrian Griffin could be your team's next head coach". Sporting News. Retrieved February 13, 2018.