Greg Foster (basketball)

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Greg Foster
Atlanta Hawks
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1968-10-03) October 3, 1968 (age 50)
Oakland, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High schoolSkyline (Oakland, California)
College
NBA draft1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
Playing career1990–2003
PositionPower forward / Center
Number42, 44, 35, 40
Coaching career2013–present
Career history
As player:
1990Breogán
19901992Washington Bullets
1992–1993Atlanta Hawks
1993Milwaukee Bucks
1993–1994Papagos Athens
1994Chicago Bulls
1994–1995Minnesota Timberwolves
19951999Utah Jazz
1999–2000Seattle SuperSonics
2000–2001Los Angeles Lakers
2001–2002Milwaukee Bucks
2002–2003Toronto Raptors
As coach:
2013–2014Philadelphia 76ers (assistant)
20142018Milwaukee Bucks (assistant)
2018–presentAtlanta Hawks (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points2,538 (3.9 ppg)
Rebounds1,691 (2.6 rpg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Gregory Clinton Foster (born October 3, 1968) is an American retired professional basketball player. He currently is an assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks after spending 2013–14 season as the assistant for player development of the Philadelphia 76ers and assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

College years[edit]

Foster was born in Oakland, California and attended Skyline High School where he played alongside future NBA point guard Gary Payton. He began his collegiate basketball career at UCLA, playing for the Bruins his freshman and sophomore years before transferring to UTEP. As a junior in 1988–89, he played alongside future NBA stars Tim Hardaway and Antonio Davis. Foster helped lead the Miners to two WAC titles, and as a senior he averaged 15.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.

Foster earned his bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies from UTEP in 2011.[1]

Professional career[edit]

A 6'11" centerpower forward, Foster was selected by the Washington Bullets in the second round (35th overall pick) of the 1990 NBA draft. He spent 13 seasons (1990–2003) in the NBA as a member of the Washington Bullets, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz, Seattle SuperSonics, Los Angeles Lakers, and Toronto Raptors. During his long career, mainly spent as a reserve player, he reached the NBA Finals three times (twice with the Jazz and once with the Lakers) and won a championship ring with the Lakers in 2001.

Personal life[edit]

Foster and his wife, Victoria, have a son, Greg Jr., and two daughters, Victoria Marie and Collette Christine.[2] While in high school, he had the name "Bowie" tattooed on his left shoulder as his friends felt he resembled former NBA center Sam Bowie, who was then playing for the Portland Trail Blazers.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knight, Bill (May 14, 2011). "UTEP basketball assistant Greg Foster gets degree 17 years after Miner days". El Paso Times. Archived from the original on June 24, 2011.
  2. ^ "Greg Foster". NBA.com. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  3. ^ Genessy, Jody (May 31, 1998). "Under their skin". Deseret News. Retrieved February 2, 2019.

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