Greg Kite

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Greg Kite
Personal information
Born (1961-08-05) August 5, 1961 (age 53)
Houston, Texas, United States
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Madison (Houston, Texas)
College BYU (1979–1983)
NBA draft 1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Pro career 1983–1996
Position Center
Number 50, 32, 34, 40, 54
Career history
19831988 Boston Celtics
1988–1989 Los Angeles Clippers
1989 Charlotte Hornets
1989–1990 Sacramento Kings
19901994 Orlando Magic
1995 New York Knicks
1995 Indiana Pacers
1995 Rapid City Thrillers (CBA)
1995–1996 Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,717
Rebounds 2,607
Assists 345
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Gregory "Greg" Fuller Kite (born August 5, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball player.

A 6'11" center from Brigham Young University,[1] 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[2] of the Florida Basketball Association, while earning a living as a financial advisor.

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