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 (USBL)|
|1996–1998||Connecticut Pride (CBA)|
|1998||Atlantic City Seagulls (USBL)|
|1998||Roseto Basket (Italy)|
|1998–1999||Connecticut Pride (CBA)|
|1999||Atlantic City Seagulls (USBL)|
|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 a retired American professional basketball player and current 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 after playing from 1996 to 1999 in minor leagues. Griffin grew up in Wichita, Kansas and played collegiately at Seton Hall University.
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 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 July 16, 2006, Griffin's agent announced that he would be ending his second tenure with the Mavericks and beginning his second tenure with the Bulls. He signed a three-year contract with Chicago.
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.
On October 27, 2008, he was released by the Bucks to make room for free agent forward, Austin Croshere. Shortly after, he was hired by head coach Scott Skiles as an assistant, where he would work for the next two seasons.
On September 9, 2010, he was announced as an assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls under Tom Thibodeau. He left the Bulls in July 2011 to focus on family affairs. However, he returned to the team a few months later.
On June 9, 2016, it was reported first by Marc Stein of ESPN that Adrian Griffin would join the staff of the Oklahoma City Thunder, replacing Monty Williams, who "would not be able to continue with the club in his coaching role next season due to family reasons."
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
- Johnson, K.C. (July 8, 2011). "Bulls assistant walks away for more family time". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
- AFTER BRIEF HIATUS, GRIFFIN RETURNS TO BULLS' STAFF
- "Magic Name Griffin, Mathis, Elie and Henry Assistant Coaches". NBA.com. June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2015.