December 15, 1970 |
Los Angeles, California
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Oakwood (Los Angeles, California)|
|NBA draft||1993 / Undrafted|
|1996–1997||Portland Trail Blazers|
|1999–2000||Žalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)|
|2000–2001||San Diego Wildfire (ABA)|
|2001–2002||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2002–2003||Yakima Sun Kings (CBA)|
|Career highlights and awards|
The 6' 5" (1.96 m) shooting guard signed undrafted with the Washington Bullets in 1993 after a collegiate career at UCLA in which he played in more career games than any other Bruin and swiped the 7th most steals in UCLA history. After three seasons in Washington, Butler was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers along with Rasheed Wallace in exchange for Rod Strickland and Harvey Grant. Following his stint playing for the Blazers, he signed as a free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Following the 1999 season, Butler did not play in the NBA for 2 years. In 2001–02, Butler signed with the Trail Blazers, marking his second tour of duty with the franchise. Mitchell's last year playing in the NBA was in the 2003–04 season, when he once again played for the D.C. franchise, now renamed the Washington Wizards. Butler played in a total of 362 NBA games with 33 starts. He owns career averages of 5.2 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist.
Butler appeared in the 1994 movie Blue Chips.
- Mullen, Liz (March 19, 2014). "Butler, formerly of Lagardère, takes position as president of basketball for Rival Sports Group". sportsbusinessdaily.com. Archived from the original on July 30, 2014.