August 5, 1961 |
Houston, Texas, United States
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school||Madison (Houston, Texas)|
|NBA draft||1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall|
|Selected by the Boston Celtics|
|Number||50, 32, 34, 40, 54|
|1988–1989||Los Angeles Clippers|
|1995||New York Knicks|
|1995||Rapid City Thrillers (CBA)|
|1995–1996||Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
A 6'11" center from Brigham Young University, Kite averaged 6.4 points and 7.6 rebounds per game over his four-year college career. He was selected 21st overall by the Boston Celtics in the 1983 NBA Draft. As a Celtic, he won two championship rings in 1984 and 1986 before being waived by the team in early 1988.
Kite then played for the Los Angeles Clippers and five other NBA teams, including 12 games with the Charlotte Hornets in that team's inaugural season of 1988-89. When he played for the Orlando Magic, he publicly criticized the team for not giving him a fair contract offer after they won the 1992 NBA Draft Lottery and selected and signed Shaquille O'Neal; the Magic responded by cutting their offer to the veterans' minimum (which Kite accepted because no other NBA teams wanted to sign him) and playing him as little as possible for the next two seasons while publicly stating what a huge upgrade O'Neal was for the team. His NBA career came to an end in 1995 being released by the Indiana Pacers. Kite finished the season playing with the Rapid City Thrillers of the CBA.
Currently residing in Central Florida, Kite is commissioner of the Florida Basketball Association, while earning a living as a financial advisor.
- "Utah-BYU basketball rivalry is alive and well". Deseret News. 11 December 2014.
- "5 Quick Questions With...Greg Kite - Florida Basketball Association Commissioner". Tampa Bay Rebels. 12 September 2012.
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