Mike Butler (basketball)

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Mike Butler
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Personal information
Born (1946-10-22) October 22, 1946 (age 70)
Memphis, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school
College Memphis (1965–1968)
NBA draft 1968 / Round: 10 / Pick: 121st overall
Selected by the San Diego Rockets
Playing career 1968–1972
Position Shooting guard
Number 10, 12
Career history
1968–1970 New Orleans Buccaneers
1970–1972 Utah Stars
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael Edward "Mike" Butler (born October 22, 1946) is an American former professional basketball player born in Memphis, Tennessee.

He was selected in the 1968 NBA draft by the San Diego Rockets, and in the 1972 American Basketball Association (ABA) Draft by the San Diego Conquistadors. He played four seasons in the ABA with the New Orleans Buccaneers and the Utah Stars.

Since retiring from professional basketball, Butler has been working in the transportation and distribution business. He lives in Lakeland, Tennessee.[1]

Butler lived in St. Louis, Missouri for a short period of time (from 1959–1961) and attended Lindbergh High School. From 1962–1964 Mike played for Coach Bill Todd at Memphis Kingsbury High School. In 102 games he set the then Shelby Metro Area Record by scoring 1,976 points.


  1. ^ http://www.deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,270020161,00.html Article dated May 20, 2001; retrieved December 8, 2006

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