Bernard Thompson

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This article is about the former basketball player. For the British television director of the same name, see Bernard Thompson (director).
Bernard Thompson
Personal information
Born (1962-08-30) August 30, 1962 (age 54)
Phoenix, Arizona
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school South Mountain (Phoenix, Arizona)
College Fresno State (1980–1984)
NBA draft 1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career 1984–2001
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Coaching career 2001–present
Career history
As player:
1984–1985 Portland Trail Blazers
19851988 Phoenix Suns
1988–1989 Houston Rockets
1989 Columbus Horizon
1989–1990 Grand Rapids Hoops
1990 Rockford Lightning
1990–1991 Maccabi Haifa
1991–1992 Oklahoma City Cavalry
1992–1993 Tokyo Kumajei Gumi
1993 Fargo–Moorhead Fever
1993–1994 Oklahoma City Cavalry
1994 Swift Mighty Meaty Hotdogs
1994–1995 TBB Trier
1995–1996 Universidad de Concepción
1996–2001 TBB Trier
As coach:
2001–2003 UC Santa Cruz
2002–2004 TBB Trier
2005–2008 Arizona Rhinos
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Bernard Thompson (born August 30, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round (19th overall) of the 1984 NBA draft. A 6'6" (1.98 m) forward-guard from Phoenix, Arizona and Fresno State University, Thompson played in 5 NBA seasons from 1984 to 1989. He played for the Blazers, Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets. Thompson's best year as a pro came during the 1985–86 season as a member of the Suns, appearing in 61 games and averaging 8.5 ppg.

After the close of his NBA career, Thompson played four seasons in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) for the Columbus Horizon, Grand Rapids Hoops, Rockford Lightning, Oklahoma City Cavalry and Fargo-Moorhead Fever. He averaged 18.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game for his CBA career.[1]

He was the assistant coach of the Arizona Rhinos of the ABA for 2 years.


  1. ^ 1994–95 Official CBA Guide and Register, page 343

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