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Geoff Petrie
Guard
Forward
Born April 17, 1948 (1948-04-17) (age 61)
Darby, Pennsylvania
Nationality USA
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
College Princeton
Draft First round, 1970
Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career 1970–1976
Former teams Portland Trail Blazers (1970–76)
Awards 2-time NBA All-Star (1970–71, 1973–74)

Geoffrey Michael Petrie (born April 17, 1948) is a former American basketball player and current basketball team executive. A native of Pennsylvania, he played professional basketball in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Portland Trail Blazers where he won NBA Rookie of the Year in 1971. After retirement as a player he entered management, and is the current President of Basketball Operations for the Sacramento Kings in the NBA.

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Early life

Geoff Petrie was born in Darby, Pennsylvania, on April 17, 1948. He attended Springfield High School, in Springfield, Pennsylvania, and played collegiate ball at Princeton University.

Professional career

At 6'4" he could play either guard or forward positions and was a long range shooter in an era devoid of the three-point line. He played in two All-Star games and in 1971, the Blazers' first year in existence, was named co-Rookie of the Year with the Boston Celtics' Dave Cowens after averaging 24.8 points per game. Until Damon Stoudamire's 54 point performance in 2005, Petrie held the Blazers' individual scoring record for one game at 51 — a feat he accomplished twice. His jersey number, 45, was retired by the Blazers. Following the 1975-76 NBA season he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in a transaction that landed Portland Maurice Lucas.[1] Petrie did not play any games for the Hawks after suffering a career-ending knee injury.[2]

Later life

Petrie worked in the private sector for several years after leaving the NBA, and in 1985 began working for the Blazers.[2] He worked as a commentator for Blazer radio broadcasts and several other positions before being hired as senior vice president for operations.[2] He left Portland in 1994 and was hired by Sacramento as president of basketball operations.[2] As an executive he won the NBA Executive of the Year Award twice with the Sacramento Kings, first in 1999 and again in 2001.[2]

On December 29, 2009, Petrie received a three-year extension as team president through the 2012-2013 season.[3]

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Preceded by
Lew Alcindor
NBA Rookie of the Year
1971
with Dave Cowens
Succeeded by
Sidney Wicks
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