Mike Evans (basketball)

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Mike Evans
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Point guard
Personal information
Born (1955-04-19) April 19, 1955 (age 59)
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Laurinburg Institute
(Laurinburg, North Carolina)
College Kansas State (1974–1978)
NBA draft 1978 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Pro career 1979–1989
Career history
As player:
1979–1980 San Antonio Spurs
19801982 Milwaukee Bucks
1982 Cleveland Cavaliers
1982–1983 Montana Golden Nuggets (CBA)
19831988 Denver Nuggets
1988–1989 Ipifim Torino (Italy)
As coach:
2001–2002 Denver Nuggets
2007-2009 Toronto Raptors (assistant)
2010–2011 Halifax Rainmen (Canada)
2011–2012 Moncton Miracles (Canada)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,531 (7.7 ppg)
Rebounds 808 (1.4 rpg)
Assists 1,514 (2.6 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael Leeroyall "Mike" Evans (born April 19, 1955) is a retired American National Basketball Association player and present coach. He played collegiately at Kansas State University where he is Kansas State's 2nd 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 different 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.

Evans is currently the head coach of the Moncton Miracles of the National Basketball League of Canada.


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