Paul Mokeski

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Paul Mokeski
Personal information
Born (1957-01-03) January 3, 1957 (age 59)
Spokane, Washington
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Crespi Carmelite
(Encino, California)
College Kansas (1975–1979)
NBA draft 1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Playing career 1979–1993
Position Center
Number 54, 53, 44, 45
Career history
As player:
1979–1980 Houston Rockets
19801982 Detroit Pistons
1982 Cleveland Cavaliers
1982–1989 Milwaukee Bucks
1989–1990 Cleveland Cavaliers
1991 Golden State Warriors
1992–1993 Quad City Thunder (CBA)
As coach:
1994–1995 Hartford Hellcats (CBA)
1996 Connecticut Skyhawks (USBL)
2011–2013 Reno Bighorns (D-League)
Career NBA statistics
Points 2,764 (4.0 ppg)
Rebounds 2,342 (3.4 rpg)
Assists 500 (0.7 apg)
Stats at

Paul Keen Mokeski (born January 3, 1957) is a retired American professional basketball player and the former head coach of the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League. At 7-foot, his position was center. He was a college basketball player out of Crespi Carmelite High School and the University of Kansas, most noted for his tenure with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Mokeski was an assistant coach with the Fort Worth Flyers of the NBA D-League.[1] In June 2007, he was hired by the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats as an assistant coach under Sam Vincent.[1] He was let go at the end of the 2007-08 season, when Vincent was fired.

He was later an assistant coach with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League.[2] In September 2011, he became the head coach of the Reno Bighorns.[3] In March 2013, he was relieved of his head coaching duties.[4]

He was also an assistant coach to the Great Britain team in 2011 and 2012.

Mokeski is often referenced by popular sportswriter Bill Simmons, as he as often wrote about "the power of Mokeski."


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