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Paul Pressey
Position: Small forward
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Team: Milwaukee Bucks ('83-'90)
San Antonio Spurs ('91-'92)
Golden State Warriors ('93)
Nationality: American
Born: December 24, 1958 (1958-12-24) (age 51)
Richmond, Virginia
College: University of Tulsa
Drafted: Round 1, pick 20 (Milwaukee Bucks) 1982 NBA Draft
Pro career: 1983 – 1993
Awards: 1985 All-Defense First Team
1986 All-Defense First Team
1987 All-Defense Second Team

Paul Matthew Pressey (born December 24, 1958 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American former professional basketball player. Pressey is widely, though unofficially, credited with being the originator of the point forward position, combining the attributes of a point guard and forward. While playing small forward for the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1980s, Pressey took on many of the ball handling duties, even leading the team in assists for five straight years.

Pressey, along with John Johnson, served as a model for later players taking on the point forward role.

He is currently an assistant coach with the New Orleans Hornets.

In 1992-93 he came out of retirement while an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors to help the team deal with many injuries to other players. He played 18 games before getting injured too.

His daughter[1] attended the University of California, Berkeley and was a member of the Golden Bear volleyball squad that was a semifinalist at the women's 2007 NCAA Final Four. His son[2] will play basketball at the University of Missouri starting in 2010.


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