Paul Mokeski

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Paul Mokeski
Moncton Miracles
League NBL Canada
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
19831989 Milwaukee Bucks
1989–1990 Cleveland Cavaliers
1991 Golden State Warriors
1992–1993 Quad City Thunder
As coach:
1994–1995 Hartford Hellcats
1996 Connecticut Skyhawks
2003–2004 Dallas Mavericks (asst.)
20072009 Charlotte Bobcats (asst.)
2009–2011 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (asst.)
2011–2013 Reno Bighorns
2013–2014 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (asst.)
20142015 Brampton A's (asst.)
2016–present Moncton Miracles
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 an American retired professional basketball player, currently serving as head coach for the Moncton Miracles of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL). Standing 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m), he played the center position. 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.

Coaching career[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Mokeski was later hired as an assistant coach with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the 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]

Personal life[edit]

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

International career[edit]

Mokeski was an assistant coach to the Great Britain national team in 2011 and 2012.[citation needed]


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