Jason Caffey

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Jason Caffey
Personal information
Born (1973-06-12) June 12, 1973 (age 46)
Mobile, Alabama
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight256 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High schoolDavidson (Mobile, Alabama)
CollegeAlabama (1991–1995)
NBA draft1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career1995–2003
PositionPower forward
Number35, 21
Career history
19951998Chicago Bulls
19982000Golden State Warriors
20002003Milwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points3,368 (7.3 ppg)
Rebounds2,022 (4.4 rpg)
Assists420 (0.9 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jason Andre Caffey (born June 12, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player who won two championship rings with the Chicago Bulls in the late 1990s. He later became the head coach of the American Basketball Association's Mobile Bay Hurricanes.

Basketball career[edit]

Caffey was born in Mobile, Alabama and played basketball at Davidson High School, where he earned 1st team All State in Class 6A and was named Gatorade's choice for state Player Of The Year.[1] The 6'8" power forward went on to play 4 years at the University of Alabama under coach Wimp Sanderson, and was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 20th pick of the 1995 NBA Draft. He averaged 7.3 points per game during the Bulls' second consecutive championship run in 1996–97.

Before Caffey could win a third championship ring with the Bulls, he was traded to the Golden State Warriors in the middle of 1997–98. In the summer of 1999, he re-signed with the Warriors for seven years and $35 million. He averaged career highs of 12.0 points and 6.8 rebounds during the 1999–2000 season with the Warriors.

Caffey joined the Milwaukee Bucks in 2000, with whom he played three more seasons before his career fizzled out amidst a series of personal problems, including an anxiety attack in 2002[2] and an assault charge in 2003.[3] The Bucks bought out the remaining two seasons ($11.8 million) of his contract before the 2003–04 season started.[4]

In June 2010, Caffey was named head coach of the American Basketball Association expansion team, the Mobile Bay Hurricanes.[5]


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