Eric Money

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Eric Money
Personal information
Born (1955-02-06) February 6, 1955 (age 64)
Detroit, Michigan
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High schoolKettering (Detroit, Michigan)
CollegeArizona (1972–1974)
NBA draft1974 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career1974–1980
PositionPoint guard
Number14, 22
Career history
19741978Detroit Pistons
1978–1979New Jersey Nets
1979Philadelphia 76ers
1979–1980Detroit Pistons
Career NBA statistics
Points5,211 (12.2 ppg)
Rebounds894 (2.1 rpg)
Assists1,623 (3.8 apg)
Stats at

Eric V. Money (born February 6, 1955) is a former American professional basketball.

A 6' 0" guard from the University of Arizona, Money played six seasons (from 1974 to 1980) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Detroit Pistons, New Jersey Nets, and Philadelphia 76ers. He averaged 12.2 points per game in his NBA career.

He is one of three players in NBA history to have played for two teams in a single game, and the only player in NBA history to officially score for two teams in the same game.[1] This happened because of mistakes by referee Richie Powers and a subsequent replay of the game in question between the Nets and 76ers. In time between the NBA approving the Nets' protest of the game and the game being replayed, Money, Harvey Catchings, and Ralph Simpson swapped teams.[2] (Al Skinner was also traded, but did not see playing time for either squad, making him the only player in NBA history to have an official DNP for both teams in the same NBA game.)

Money was one of several professional basketball players to appear in the 1979 film The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh.


  1. ^ "New Jersey Nets at Philadelphia 76ers Box Score, November 8, 1978".
  2. ^ Powell, Shaun. "In 1978-79 season, deal like no other happened at NBA trade deadline".

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