Mike Glenn

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Mike Glenn
Personal information
Born (1955-09-10) September 10, 1955 (age 67)
Rome, Georgia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolCoosa (Rome, Georgia)
CollegeSouthern Illinois (1973–1977)
NBA draft1977 / Round: 2 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career1977–1986
PositionPoint guard
Number14, 34, 10
Career history
1977–1978Buffalo Braves
19781981New York Knicks
19811985Atlanta Hawks
19851986Milwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points4,496 (7.6 ppg)
Rebounds710 (1.2 rpg)
Assists952 (1.6 apg)
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael Theodore "Stinger" Glenn (born September 10, 1955) is an American former professional basketball player.[1]

College career[edit]

Moving on to Southern Illinois University, Glenn was an All-Missouri Valley Conference college basketball player,[2] graduating with honors and a B.S. degree in mathematics (minoring in computer science) in 1977.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]

He would go on to play ten seasons (1977–1987) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Buffalo Braves, New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, and Milwaukee Bucks.[2]

Drafted twenty-third overall by the Chicago Bulls in 1977, Glenn broke his neck in an offseason auto accident and was released from the team. He battled back to make a quick recovery, though, starting his NBA career later that same year with the Buffalo Braves. In 1978, Glenn signed with the New York Knicks; during his time in New York City, Glenn attended graduate business classes at St. John's University and Baruch College, earning his stockbroker's license. Over the course on his NBA career, Glenn averaged 7.6 points per game while shooting 54.2% from the field. He was noted for his smooth midrange jump shot, which not only contributed to his high shooting percentage (an amazing mark for a 6'3" guard), but also earned him the nickname "The Stinger" early in his career from his Knicks teammates. In 1981, Glenn received the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for community service.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1977–78 Buffalo 56 - 16.9 .527 - .785 1.4 1.4 0.6 0.1 7.9
1978–79 New York 75 - 15.6 .541 - .905 1.1 1.8 0.5 0.1 7.8
1979–80 New York 75 - 10.7 .516 .200 .863 0.9 1.1 0.5 0.1 5.9
1980–81 New York 82 - 18.4 .558 .364 .891 1.1 1.3 0.9 0.1 8.2
1981–82 Atlanta 49 0 17.0 .543 .500 .881 1.2 1.8 0.5 0.1 7.7
1982–83 Atlanta 73 4 15.4 .518 .000 .831 1.2 1.7 0.4 0.1 7.3
1983–84 Atlanta 81 0 18.6 .563 .500 .800 1.3 2.1 0.6 0.1 8.4
1984–85 Atlanta 60 5 18.8 .588 .000 .816 1.4 2.0 0.5 0.0 8.6
1985–86 Milwaukee 38 1 15.1 .495 .000 .959 1.5 1.0 0.2 0.1 6.2
1986–87 Milwaukee 4 0 8.5 .385 .000 .714 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.0 3.8
Career 593 10 16.2 .542 .286 .855 1.2 1.6 0.5 0.1 7.6

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1980–81 New York 2 - 13.0 .571 .000 1.000 2.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 5.5
1981–82 Atlanta 2 - 17.5 .714 .000 1.000 0.5 1.0 1.5 0.0 6.0
1982–83 Atlanta 3 - 22.3 .545 .000 1.000 1.7 1.0 0.7 0.0 9.3
1983–84 Atlanta 5 - 10.6 .357 .000 .000 1.0 1.0 0.4 0.0 2.0
1985–86 Milwaukee 10 0 11.4 .361 .000 .833 1.1 0.8 0.1 0.0 3.6
Career 22 0 13.4 .453 .000 .905 1.2 0.9 0.4 0.0 4.4

Post-retirement[edit]

Since retiring as a basketball player, Glenn has worked as a television analyst, writer, and commissioner of the World Basketball Association. Because of his business background, Glenn was also employed in the early 1990s by Merrill Lynch as a consultant for the NBA's pre-pension plan. He currently runs the Mike Glenn All-Star Basketball Camp for the Hearing-Impaired, which is the nation's first basketball camp for deaf athletes and is offered every summer, free of charge, to as many as 120 deaf athletes from across the country. He worked as the Atlanta Hawks' color commentator on SportSouth and FSN from 1992–2005, and now serves as the Hawks' pregame and postgame analyst on FSN South.

In addition to his basketball-related work, Glenn is also an avid collector of artifacts pertaining to African-American history. He maintains a large personal library on the subject, and has displayed his collection in exhibits across the country. Using sources from his library, Glenn has written several biographical books on famous African-Americans.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hart, Micah (February 9, 2005). "Catching Up With Mike Glenn". NBA.com.
  2. ^ a b Hefferman, Todd (March 6, 2015). "Glenn is second SIU basketball player in MVC Hall". The Southern Illinoisan. Archived from the original on April 1, 2020.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Lessons in success from the NBA's top players. Clarkston, Georgia: Visions 3000 Pub. 1997. ISBN 978-0-9649795-5-0.
  • Lessons From My Library, Volume 1.
  • Lessons From My Library, Volume 2.

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