September 11, 1955 |
Providence, Rhode Island
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||La Salle Academy
(Providence, Rhode Island)
|NBA draft||1977 / Round: 3 / Pick: 52nd overall|
|Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics|
|1981–1983||Golden State Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Joseph Patrick "Joe" Hassett (born September 11, 1955) is a retired American basketball player in the NBA. A 6'5" (1.96 m) 180 lb (81.5 kg) guard, he played college basketball at Providence College, where he still shares a record with four other players to score at least 500 points in a season in three consecutive years. He also represented the US in the 1975 Pan American Games in Mexico City.
Hassett was selected with the 8th pick in the third round (52nd overall) of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. He was part of the Sonics' 1979 NBA championship winning team, but moved on to the Indiana Pacers the following season after being released by the Sonics. In his only year with the Pacers (1979-80) he ranked fourth in the league with 69 three-pointers made. He also played with the Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors, with whom he concluded his NBA career in 1982-83.
Hassett is a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, the Providence College Hall of Fame, the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, and the Rhode Island Interscholastic League Hall of Fame. He is now an investment advisor/banker and provides color commentary for the Providence Friars basketball team on 103.7 FM radio.