Mike Evans (basketball)

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Mike Evans
Personal information
Born (1955-04-19) April 19, 1955 (age 64)
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High schoolLaurinburg Institute
(Laurinburg, North Carolina)
CollegeKansas State (1974–1978)
NBA draft1978 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Playing career1979–1989
PositionPoint guard
Number1, 5
Career history
As player:
1979–1980San Antonio Spurs
19801982Milwaukee Bucks
1982Cleveland Cavaliers
1982–1983Montana Golden Nuggets
19831988Denver Nuggets
1988–1989Ipifim Torino
As coach:
2001–2002Denver Nuggets
2007–2009Toronto Raptors (assistant)
2010–2011Halifax Rainmen
2011–2012Moncton Miracles
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points4,531 (7.7 ppg)
Rebounds808 (1.4 rpg)
Assists1,514 (2.6 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael Leeroyall Evans (born April 19, 1955) is a retired American National Basketball Association (NBA) player and coach. He played collegiately at Kansas State University where he is Kansas State's second all-time leading points scorer, behind Jacob Pullen, with 2,115 points. He was drafted by the Denver Nuggets with the 21st pick of the 1978 NBA Draft and had a 9-year NBA career with four teams (the San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Denver Nuggets). He was widely regarded throughout his career as an excellent 3-point shooter, being among the league leaders in that statistical category for several years.

After his retirement as a player, he became an assistant coach with the Nuggets. In 2001, when Dan Issel was fired, Evans assumed coaching duties for the remainder of the 2001-02 season, after which Jeff Bzdelik was hired as the team's head coach. In 2006-07 he was a scout for the Toronto Raptors.[1] He then joined the Raptors' coaching staff in 2007-08.[2] He was fired in the 2009 off-season.

Head coaching record[edit]

Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Playoffs PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Denver 2001–02 56 18 38 .321 6th in Midwest Missed playoffs
Career 56 18 38 .321


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