Michael Holton

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Michael Holton
Personal information
Born (1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 57)
Seattle, Washington
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolPasadena (Pasadena, California)
CollegeUCLA (1979–1983)
NBA draft1983 / Round: 3 / Pick: 53rd overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
PositionPoint guard
Number15, 10, 32, 6
Career history
As player:
1983–1984Puerto Rico Coquis
19841985Phoenix Suns
1985–1986Florida Stingers
1986Chicago Bulls
19861988Portland Trail Blazers
19881990Charlotte Hornets
1990–1991Tulsa Fast Breakers
1991–1992Tri-City Chinook
As coach:
2001–2006University of Portland
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael David Holton (born August 4, 1961) is a retired American professional basketball player, and current television studio analyst for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. Born in Seattle, Washington, he played college basketball at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) from 1979 to 1983, and was selected in the third round of the 1983 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors,[1] but began his NBA career with the Phoenix Suns in 1984–85. Holton, a 6'4" 185 lb (84 kg) guard, also spent his career with the Chicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers, and Charlotte Hornets. He also played in the CBA[1][2] for four teams in as many seasons from 1983 to 1992.[3] He started 60 games for the expansion Charlotte Hornets. Holton briefly played for Great Taste Coffee in the Philippine Basketball Association.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2001, Holton became head coach of the University of Portland men's basketball team, where he had served as an assistant coach in 1994–95. He was also an assistant coach at Pasadena City College in 1993–94,[3] at Oregon State University in 1995–96, and at UCLA from 1996 until 2001.[1]

Holton was fired in March 2006 after leading the Portland Pilots to a 54–91 win-loss record over five seasons.[4] He still had three years remaining on his contract.[5]

In 2013, Holton became coach of the MAC Masters basketball team, where he's earned two PCAC titles and a 2013 National Championship.

Broadcasting career[edit]

Michael Holton is currently employed by Comcast SportsNet as a television analyst for the Portland Trail Blazers.[citation needed]

Teaching career[edit]

From September 1993 to June 1994, Holton was also a 7th grade English teacher at Charles W. Eliot Middle School in Pasadena, CA.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Portland (West Coast Conference) (2001–2006)
2001–02 Portland 6-24 2-12 T-7th
2002–03 Portland 11-17 4-10 T-6th
2003–04 Portland 11-17 5-9 T-6th
2004–05 Portland 15-15 4-10 7th
2005–06 Portland 11-18 5-9 T-6th
Portland: 54-91 20-50
Total: 54-91

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ a b c Holton Accepts Head Coaching Position at University of Portland
  2. ^ "2005 Michael Holton Elite Skills Position Camp" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-01-17. (101 KiB); retrieved April 16, 2007
  3. ^ a b Michael Holton UCLA Bruins profile Archived 2008-05-25 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Reveno spent nine seasons as Stanford assistant, ESPN.com, published April 10, 2006
  5. ^ "Coach Michael Holton fired", by Ben McCarty, University of Portland's The Beacon, published March 24, 2006

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