Mike Sanders (basketball)

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Mike Sanders
Utah Jazz
Position Assistant coach
Personal information
Born (1960-05-07) May 7, 1960 (age 57)
Vidalia, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school DeRidder (DeRidder, Louisiana)
College UCLA (1978–1982)
NBA draft 1982 / Round: 4 / Pick: 74th overall
Selected by the Kansas City Kings
Playing career 1982–1993
Position Shooting guard
Number 35, 7, 11, 33
Career history
As player:
1982–1983 Montana Golden Nuggets (CBA)
1983 San Antonio Spurs
1983 Sarasota Stingers (CBA)
19831988 Phoenix Suns
1988–1989 Cleveland Cavaliers
19891991 Indiana Pacers
1992–1993 Cleveland Cavaliers
As coach:
1998–1999 Wisconsin Blast (IBA)
1999–2000 Black Hills Gold (IBA)
2000 Washington Congressionals (USBL)
2000–2001 Detroit Pistons (assistant)
2001–2005 Asheville Altitude (D-League; assistant)
2002–2004 Adirondack Wildcats (USBL)
2005–2007 Milwaukee Bucks (assistant)
2007–2008 Charlotte Bobcats (assistant)
2008–2009 Minot SkyRockets (CBA)
2009–2011 Fort Wayne Mad Ants (assistant)
2012–present Utah Jazz (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 5,162 (8.0 ppg)
Rebounds 1,927 (3.0 rpg)
Assists 880 (1.4 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Michael Anthony "Mike" Sanders (born May 7, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball player who played primarily as a shooting guard. He is now assistant coach for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association.[1]

Basketball career[edit]

Born in Vidalia, Louisiana, Sanders was selected by the Kansas City Kings with the 74th overall pick of the 1982 NBA draft. After retiring as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1993, averaging eight points and three rebounds over the course of 11 NBA seasons, he became a head coach of the Black Hills Gold in the IBA, the Wisconsin Blast of the IBA and the Adirondack Wildcats of the USBL.[2]

Sanders also served as an assistant coach with the Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Bobcats.[3]

He has been an assistant coach with the Utah Jazz since 2012.[4] Prior to being an assistant coach for Tyrone Corbin, Sanders was the team's director of player development.


  1. ^ Jazz Promotes Michael Sanders to Assistant Coach; Brad Jones Hired as Assistant Coach/Player Development
  2. ^ Mike Sanders named first head coach of the Adirondack Wildcats
  3. ^ Dell Curry changes mind, steps down as Bobcats assistant; Mike Sanders replaces him on bench
  4. ^ http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765602162/Utah-Jazz-Michael-Sanders-promoted-to-assistant-coach-Brad-Jones-hired-as-assistant-coachplayer.html?pg=all

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