Steve Henson

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Steve Henson
Oklahoma Sooners
Position Assistant coach
League Big 12 Conference
Personal information
Born (1968-02-02) February 2, 1968 (age 47)
Junction City, Kansas
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight 177 lb (80 kg)
Career information
High school McPherson (McPherson, Kansas)
College Kansas State (1986–1990)
NBA draft 1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Pro career 1990–1999
Position Point guard
Number 12
Coaching career 1990–present
Career history
As player:
19901992 Milwaukee Bucks
1992 La Crosse Catbirds (CBA)
1992–1993 Atlanta Hawks
1993 Charlotte Hornets
1993–1994 Rapid City Thrillers (CBA)
1994 Fargo-Moorhead Fever (CBA)
1994 Mexico City Aztecas (CBA)
1994–1995 Portland Trail Blazers
1995–1997 Virtus Roma (Italy)
1997–1998 Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA)
1998 Detroit Pistons
1998–1999 Panionios (Greece)
1999 Detroit Pistons
1999 Scavolini Pesaro (Italy)
As coach:
1999–2000 Illinois (assistant)
2001–2002 Atlanta Hawks (advance scout)
2002–2003 Atlanta Hawks (assistant)
2003–2004 South Florida (assistant)
2004–2011 UNLV (assistant)
2011–present Oklahoma (assistant)
Career NBA statistics
Points 737 (3.1 ppg)
Assists 465 (2.0 apg)
Stats at

Steven Michael Henson (born February 2, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player, who was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2nd round (44th overall) of the 1990 NBA Draft. He is currently an assistant basketball coach at the University of Oklahoma under his former college coach Lon Kruger.

College career[edit]

Henson played collegiately at Kansas State University, where he was twice named to the All-Big Eight Conference first team and is Kansas State's all-time leader in assists. He also remains in the top ten on the all-time NCAA career free throw percentage list, with a .900 mark. He was also a Track & Field decathlete at Kansas State.

Professional career[edit]

In six seasons in the NBA, Henson played for the Bucks, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trail Blazers and Detroit Pistons. During his NBA career, Henson appeared in 238 games and averaged 3.1 ppg.

Coaching career[edit]

Since retiring from basketball, Henson has turned to coaching. He has been an assistant at Illinois, with the Atlanta Hawks, at South Florida, at UNLV and currently at Oklahoma.[1]


  1. ^ Oklahoma Sooners coaching bio, accessed May 11, 2011

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