Adrian Griffin

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Adrian Griffin
Adrian Griffin.jpg
Griffin in 2007
Oklahoma City Thunder
Position Assistant coach
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1974-07-04) July 4, 1974 (age 43)
Wichita, Kansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Wichita East (Wichita, Kansas)
College Seton Hall (1992–1996)
NBA draft 1996 / Undrafted
Playing career 1996–2008
Position Guard / Small forward
Number 44, 7
Coaching career 2008–present
Career history
As player:
1996 Long Island Surf
1996–1998 Connecticut Pride
1998 Atlantic City Seagulls
1998 Roseto Basket
1998–1999 Connecticut Pride
1999 Atlantic City Seagulls
19992001 Boston Celtics
20012003 Dallas Mavericks
2003–2004 Houston Rockets
2004–2005 Chicago Bulls
2005–2006 Dallas Mavericks
20062008 Chicago Bulls
2008 Seattle SuperSonics
As coach:
20082010 Milwaukee Bucks (asst.)
20102015 Chicago Bulls (asst.)
20152016 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.

College career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

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.

After one season with the Mavericks, Griffin signed a three-year deal with the Chicago Bulls on July 17th, 2006.[1]

On February 21, 2008, Griffin was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics in an 11-player deal that involved players from the Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the SuperSonics.

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.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Shortly after his playing career ended, he was hired by Milwaukee Bucks head coach Scott Skiles as an assistant, where he would work for the next two seasons.

On September 9, 2010, he became an assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls under Tom Thibodeau, where he coached for five years.[3]

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.[4] This team featured many NBA stars including: Stephen Curry, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving.

On June 26, 2015, he was hired by the Orlando Magic to be their top assistant coach.[5]

On June 9, 2016, Adrian Griffin was hired by the Oklahoma City Thunder to be their lead assistant coach under head coach Billy Donovan.[6]

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
1999–00 Boston 72 47 26.8 .424 .281 .753 5.2 2.5 1.6 .2 6.7
2000–01 Boston 44 0 8.6 .340 .346 .750 2.0 .6 .4 .1 2.1
2001–02 Dallas 58 34 23.8 .499 .296 .837 3.9 1.8 1.3 .2 7.2
2002–03 Dallas 74 48 18.6 .433 .250 .844 3.6 1.4 1.0 .1 4.4
2003–04 Houston 19 1 7.0 .278 .500 .000 1.0 .5 .4 .1 .6
2004–05 Chicago 69 1 9.7 .360 .222 .750 2.1 .8 .6 .1 2.2
2005–06 Dallas 52 45 23.9 .480 .000 .774 4.4 1.7 1.0 .2 4.6
2006–07 Chicago 54 1 10.8 .473 .000 .789 2.0 1.1 .6 .1 2.5
2007–08 Chicago 22 2 10.1 .400 .000 .429 1.7 1.0 .6 .1 2.3
2007–08 Seattle 13 0 6.5 .375 .000 1.000 1.7 .4 .4 .1 1.1
Career 477 179 16.8 .438 .278 .763 3.2 1.4 .9 .1 4.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002 Dallas 4 1 14.3 .588 .000 .000 2.3 1.0 .5 .2 5.0
2003 Dallas 15 2 8.7 .415 .333 1.000 2.9 .5 .3 .0 2.5
2005 Chicago 5 0 17.2 .517 .000 .800 4.0 1.8 1.0 .0 6.8
2006 Dallas 20 8 17.5 .542 .000 .875 3.6 1.2 .8 .1 3.6
2007 Chicago 4 0 2.3 .000 .000 .000 .3 .0 .2 .0 .0
Career 48 11 13.2 .487 .200 .765 3.0 .9 .6 .1 3.4

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