Rickey Green

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Rickey Green
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Green from 1976 Michiganensian
Personal information
Born (1954-08-18) August 18, 1954 (age 62)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Hirsch Metropolitan
(Chicago, Illinois)
NBA draft 1977 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Playing career 1977–1992
Position Point guard
Number 25, 24, 14, 11, 12, 9, 13
Career history
1977–1978 Golden State Warriors
1978 Detroit Pistons
1979–1980 Hawaii Volcanos
19801988 Utah Jazz
1988–1989 Charlotte Hornets
1989 Milwaukee Bucks
1989–1990 Indiana Pacers
1990–1991 Philadelphia 76ers
1991–1992 Boston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 8,870 (9.4 ppg)
Assists 5,221 (5.5 apg)
Steals 1,348 (1.4 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Rickey Green (born August 18, 1954) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA.

Green, a 6'0" (1.83 m) and 170 lb (77 kg) point guard, led Chicago's Hirsch High School to the 1973 IHSA Class AA State championship. He then played college basketball at Vincennes University and the University of Michigan; at the latter school, his team lost to the undefeated Big Ten Conference rival Indiana Hoosiers in the championship game of the 1976 NCAA Tournament. Green was selected with the 16th pick in the 1977 NBA Draft, and competed in 14 seasons, playing for the Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, and Boston Celtics. His highlight season was in 1982-83 with the Utah Jazz, when he averaged 14.3 points, 8.9 assists and 2.82 steals per game, and represented them the following year in the 1984 NBA All-Star Game. He retired in 1992 with NBA career totals of 8,870 points and 5,221 assists in 946 games. In 1982, as a member of the Utah Jazz, Green scored the five millionth point in NBA history.[1]

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