Rich King (basketball)

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Rich King
Personal information
Born (1969-04-04) April 4, 1969 (age 49)
Lincoln, Nebraska
NationalityAmerican
Listed height7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Listed weight260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High schoolHarry A. Burke
(Omaha, Nebraska)
CollegeNebraska (1987–1991)
NBA draft1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career1991–1999
PositionCenter
Number25, 45
Career history
19911995Seattle SuperSonics
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Thomas Richard "Rich" King (born April 4, 1969) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the first round (14th pick overall) of the 1991 NBA Draft out of the University of Nebraska. Born in Lincoln and raised in Omaha, King was a high school standout in Nebraska. A 7'2", 260-lb. center, King played four seasons with the Sonics, appearing in a total of 72 games and averaging 1.9 ppg. King's professional career was cut short by injuries, undergoing 6 surgeries over his 7 years in the NBA.

After his playing career ended, King continued to reside in Seattle, working in real estate. He now works for Amazon as Director of Business Development for their Amazon Alexa division. He has expressed interest in becoming a minority owner in the Seattle NBA team if one returns to the city.

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